Baked Chicken Caprese

Baked Chicken Caprese

This Caprese Chicken recipe is seared chicken breasts topped with mozzarella cheese, baked and served with pesto sauce and fresh tomatoes. A quick and easy weeknight dinner full of flavour.

Difficulty: Beginner Prep Time 25 min Cook Time 20 min Total Time 45 mins
Servings: 4
Best Season: Suitable throughout the year

Ingredients

Chicken Marinade:

Tomatoes:

Topping:

Method

Chicken Marinade & Tomatoes:

  1. In a small bowl combine the olive oil, onion powder, garlic powder, Italian seasoning, salt and pepper.

  2. With a meat mallet flatten the thick part of the breasts. Brush the breasts with the chicken marinade.

  3. Toss tomatoes in olive oil, chopped basil and season with salt and pepper.

Chicken & Assemble:

  1. Heat 2 tablespoons butter in a pan, brown the chicken from both sides (no need to cook through as they will continue to cook in the oven), and transfer to a baking dish coated with cooking spray.

  2. Top each chicken with mozzarella slices and bake in oven 200C/400F for approximately 20 minutes or until chicken is cooked through.

  3. Bake time may vary depending on the thickness of your chicken breasts.

  4. Remove from oven and top each chicken with about 3 tablespoons pesto, a scoop of tomatoes and some freshly cracked pepper.

  5. Serve immediately and Enjoy!