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easy one pan caprese chicken

Caprese Chicken Recipe

Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
30 mins

CapreseChicken is seared golden and simmered in a tangy balsamic-tomatoreduction before being covered with gooey, melty fresh mozzarella.

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Caprese Chicken
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 538 kcal
Author: Marionela Tiron


  • 4 chicken breasts or skinless/bone-in chicken thighs
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried Italian herbs
  • 1 teaspoon salt or to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/3 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar packed
  • 1 cups grape or cherry tomatoes
  • 8 oz fresh mozzarella cheese cut into 4 slices
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil leaves


  1. Preheat oven to 420 F.
  2. Pat dry chicken and season with oregano, basil, Italina herbs, salt, and pepper.
  3. Heat the oil in a large oven-proof pan over medium-high heat. Sear the chicken on both sides until nicely golden brown, about 4-5 minutes each side.
  4. Transfer chicken to a plate and add the garlic to the pan, cook for 30 seconds.
  5. Add the vinegar and brown sugar, stir to combine wand bring to a simmer, cook until glaze has thickened, about 5-6 minutes.
  6. Return the chicken to the pan, and coat in the glaze. Add the tomatoes, and cook until the chicken is no longer pink, about 7-8 minutes. Coat with the glaze from time to time.
  7. Top each chicken with a slice of mozzarella cheese; broil until the cheese has melted.
  8. Serve immediately garnished with basil.

Nutrition Facts

Caprese Chicken Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 538 Calories from Fat 234
% Daily Value*
Fat 26g40%
Saturated Fat 10g63%
Trans Fat 1g
Cholesterol 189mg63%
Sodium 1207mg52%
Potassium 939mg27%
Carbohydrates 12g4%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 10g11%
Protein 61g122%
Vitamin A 541IU11%
Vitamin C 4mg5%
Calcium 328mg33%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.