Caprese Chicken


Turn that summertime classic, Caprese salad, into a delicious chicken dinner. It’s quick and easy, and captures all the great flavors of fresh summer tomatoes and basil. This Caprese chicken recipe is destined to become a family favorite. It already is in our house!

(45 votes, average: 3.73 out of 5)
Caprese Chicken


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 1/2 lbs boneless, skinless chicken thighs (about 5 or 6 thighs)
  • Salt and pepper
  • 6 ounces fresh mozzarella, sliced into 5 or 6 slices
  • 1 medium tomato, sliced into 5 or 6 slices (as many as you have thighs)
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil, chopped


  1. Preheat oven to 375F.
  2. In a large skillet, heat oil until over medium heat until shimmering. Sprinkle chicken thighs with salt and pepper and add in a single layer to pan. Sear on the first side until golden brown, about 2 to 3 minutes, then sear on the second side another 2 to 3 minutes.
  3. Arrange chicken in a single layer in a medium casserole dish or glass baking pan. Top each chicken thigh with a slice of fresh mozzarella, then top each with a slice of tomato.
  4. Bake 25 to 28 minutes, until cheese is melted and bubbling and chicken is cooked through. Turn on broiler for 2 or 3 minutes to brown the top of the cheese.
  5. Remove from oven and sprinkle with fresh basil.

Yield: 4

Cholesterol: 178mg

Food energy: 368 kcal

Total fat: 18.65g

Calories from fat: 167

Carbohydrate: 1.47g

Protein per serving: 42.73g

Total dietary fiber: 0.16g

Sodium per serving: 758mg

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Sandra K West
Sandra K West
5 years ago

Very delicious served with spaghetti squash.

7 years ago

This recipe looks simple and yummy. Not only that, my husband will eat it. Pinned to try this week – thanks!

7 years ago

Can you please give me the proper carb count?

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