This Baked Chicken Caprese is an easy dinner recipe that comes together in less than 30 minutes! A simple balsamic sauce, roasted cherry tomatoes, juicy chicken breasts, and Mozzarella cheese.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Italian
Keyword baked chicken breast, chicken caprese
Prep Time 15minutes
Cook Time 20minutes
Total Time 35minutes
Author Ashley Fehr
4bonelessskinless chicken breasts
4slicesfresh mozzarella cheeseor 1 cup shredded
Lightly grease a 9×13" casserole dish and turn the oven to 425 degrees F.
Place chicken breasts on a cutting board and cover with a piece of plastic wrap. Use a rolling pin, smooth meat mallet or small frying pan to pound the thick end of the chicken breasts so that they are close to uniform in size (this will ensure all the chicken is cooked at the same time).
Place chicken breasts in the bottom of the baking dish.
Whisk together balsamic vinegar, oil, pesto, honey, corn starch, garlic, 1 teaspoon salt and pepper.
Place tomatoes in the baking dish around the chicken.
Drizzle balsamic mixture over chicken and tomatoes.
Bake at 425 degrees F for 15-23 minutes (the exact time will depend on the exact thickness of your chicken breasts), until chicken reaches an internal temperature of at least 165 degrees F.
Top each chicken breast with a slice of cheese. Return to the oven and broil for 1-2 minutes, just until melted.
Sprinkle with fresh chopped basil and serve.
One serving is approximately 244 grams, depending on the size of your chicken breasts.