chicken, main courses

Grilled Chicken Caprese

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I can’t take all of the credit for the delicious chicken you see pictured. My boyfriend first made this for me a year ago. I was a little skeptical that I’d like it since I’m not a huge fan of balsamic vinegar, but I loved it. It had just enough balsamic to give it some additional flavor without being overpowering. We made this together last night and served it with grilled green beans and parmesan basil orzo (actually, he made the chicken and green beans and I made the orzo).

Ingredients

Grilled Chicken Caprese

Course: Main Course
Keyword: balsamic vinegar, chicken, fresh basil, fresh mozzarella, grilled, grilled chicken
Servings: 2

Equipment

  • grill

Ingredients

  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 cup Italian dressing (recommended: Good Seasons)
  • 8 oz fresh mozzarella cheese sliced
  • 1 tomato sliced into half-dollar sized pieces
  • 10 leaves fresh basil
  • Balsamic vinegar
  • Cooking spray

Instructions

  • Marinate chicken in Italian dressing for several hours, or overnight.
  • Preheat grill. Grill the chicken on each side until it’s cooked all the way through. 
  • Coat one side of a piece of aluminum foil in cooking spray. Place foil onto grill, with the side coated in cooking spray facing up. 
  • Transfer the chicken to the aluminum foil. Top each piece with mozzarella, tomato slices, and 2-3 leaves basil. Drizzle with balsamic vinegar. Close the grill lid and cook for a few minutes, allowing the cheese to melt. 
  • Transfer to plates or serving platter. Garnish with remaining fresh basil. Drizzle with more balsamic vinegar if desired.

Notes

Stand away from the grill when coating the foil with cooking spray. Keep cooking spray can away from the grill’s heat.

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