- 2/3 cup Italian salad dressing
- 2 teaspoons chicken seasoning
- 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
- 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (6 ounces each)
- 2 tablespoons canola oil
- 1/2 pound fresh mozzarella cheese, cut into 4 slices
- 2 medium tomatoes, sliced
- 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar or balsamic glaze
- Torn fresh basil leaves
- In a large resealable plastic bag, combine salad dressing, chicken seasoning and Italian seasoning. Add chicken; seal bag and turn to coat. Refrigerate 4-6 hours. Drain chicken, discarding marinade.
- Preheat oven to 450°. In an ovenproof skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Brown chicken on both sides. Transfer skillet to oven; bake 15-18 minutes or until a thermometer reads 165°.
- Top chicken with cheese and tomato. Bake 3-5 minutes longer or until cheese is melted. Drizzle with vinegar; top with basil. Yield: 4 servings.
Medium-Bodied Red Wine
Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.
Reviews for Caprese Chicken
"my Mennonite neighbor just gave me a bunch of fresh tomatos, and i put this on the table. Its AWESOME!!! I didnt do the drizzle at the end. just wonderful!!!"
"This is a flavorful dish that is beautiful to look at too. I read the reviews before I made it so made a few tiny adjustments. I grilled the chicken then put it under the broiler to melt the cheese. I also heated up my balsamic vinegar in the microwave for less then a minute but it made it a bit thicker. I will definitely make this again."
"My husband and I love this dish! It is so easy and flavorful. I use Robust Italian dressing, the McCormick's chicken seasoning and regular dried Italian seasoning. I get the large greenhouse tomatoes, and slice them and use fresh mozzarella balls sliced thick. I also use the balsamic glaze, but balsamic vinegar does work as well in a pinch (flavor-wise). I serve this chicken with a side of Parmesan or chicken-flavored couscous and sometimes a tossed green salad."
"I'm not really sure what the other reviewer meant because there was A LOT of flavor in ours. I used the same chicken seasoning as is noted by the editor (McCormick’s Montreal chicken Seasoning). I used an Asiago & Garlic Italian dressing I already had in the fridge, but needed to add a little bit of light Caeser dressing to top it off (NOT the creamy kind). I had it marinade for about 5 hours. It was my first time "browning" chicken, and I don't think I had the pan quite hot enough, but it still all worked out! I also just slightly overcooked the chicken in the oven, but still... it was delicious! Next time I will make sure to cut the tomato slices a little thinner. Also, I used the balsamic glaze, not vinegar. I will definitely be making this again!"
"This is a very simple but extremely flavorful dish that my whole family enjoys. I like to grill the chicken on a stovetop grill, then pop it under the broiler to melt the cheese. It is also such a pretty dish, impressive enough to serve to company. The balsamic glaze stays on the chicken much better than vinegar."
"I used some balsamic vinegarette I had on hand for this. I also used tomatoes and basil from my garden. My family really enjoyed this and I loved how easy and simple it was. I will be making this again!"
"Delicious! I used the glaze. This was so easy! I can't wait to make it again!"
"Loved it! Marinated it overnight and used boneless chicken thighs."
"Very delicious. I prefer the balsamic glaze over the vinegar. Rave reviews from our guests too."