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Caprese Chicken

I love a Caprese salad of tomatoes, basil and cheese, so why not try a chicken caprese? You can grill this dish, but my family agrees it’s juicier straight from the oven. —Dana Johnson, Scottsdale, Arizona
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. + marinating Bake: 20 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • In a large shallow dish, combine salad dressing, chicken seasoning and Italian seasoning. Add chicken; turn to coat. Cover and 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.
Editor's Note
This recipe was tested with McCormick's Montreal Chicken Seasoning. Look for it in the spice aisle.
Nutrition Facts
1 serving: 525 calories, 34 g fat (11g saturated fat), 139 mg cholesterol, 761 mg sodium, 5 g carbohydrate (4 g sugars, 1 g fiber), 45 g protein.

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  • MamaMeese
    Jul 21, 2020

    This was fabulous. My family devoured it. Will definitely make again!

  • pajamaangel
    May 9, 2020

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  • suefetzer
    Apr 1, 2019

    I cant believe how simple and quick this was to make, delicious too! I will be making again very soon

  • JulieWienert
    May 24, 2018

    This is delicious! And healthy! And easy! Will definitely make again and again!

  • I.Pizza
    Sep 26, 2017

    I made this last night and it was delicious. My husband and I are both dieting so I tweaked this recipe to cut down the calories but NOT the flavors.:I used no fat Italian dressing as the marinade.I used Pam cooking spray in place of the oilI used Perdues individually packaged boneless/skinless chicken breast They are about 4.5 oz eachI did not have chicken seasoning or Italian seasoning available but to tell you the truth really didn't need it due to the Italian dressing marinade.And I used the Balsmic glaze.This will be on our dinner table frequently.

  • rllewis7
    Apr 30, 2017

    I loved this recipe - it's so simple, yet really elegant! This will definitely be a go-to recipe!

  • nightskystar
    Sep 8, 2016

    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!!!

  • ebramkamp
    Aug 28, 2016

    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.

  • Chynna86
    Jul 25, 2016

    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.

  • kaylenn2172
    May 12, 2016

    Easy, quick fresh tasting dinner