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Caprese Chicken
with garlic-balsamic broccoli

Active: 25 min Total: 35 min

We love caprese salad, so why not combine it with simple grilled chicken to make it something special? This dish makes a great weeknight dinner but will also impress dinner guests if served at a party

Ingredients

Servings:
4
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Caprese Chicken:
  • Skinless & boneless chicken breasts - 2
  • Broccoli - 1 1/2 lbs, chopped
  • Garlic - 2 cloves, minced
  • Roma tomato - 1, sliced
  • Basil - 2 sprigs, leaves removed
  • Fresh mozzarella - 4 oz
  • Balsamic vinegar - 2 Tbsp
  • Dijon mustard - 2 tsp
  • Brown sugar - 2 tsp
  • Olive oil - 3 Tbsp

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Prep

  1. Chicken - Slice in half and then season and tenderize with salt & pepper
  2. Broccoli - Chop into bite-sized pieces
  3. Garlic / Tomatoes / Basil - Prep as directed
  4. Mozzarella - Divide into 4 slices

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Make

  1. Preheat oven to 400F (204C) degrees
  2. Whisk together balsamic vinegar, mustard, brown sugar, and olive oil. Toss half with the broccoli and spread out onto a sheet pan. Sprinkle with salt and roast for 25 minutes, shaking midway
  3. Heat a grill pan over medium high heat. Brush with some oil and then grill chicken on both sides for about 2 minutes (If grill pan isn't large enough to fit all the chicken pieces, transfer grilled pieces onto a sheet pan). Transfer chicken into the oven and cook for another 8 to 10 minutes in the oven. In the last 2 minutes of cooking, add a slice of mozzarella onto each chicken breast
  4. When chicken is done, top cheese with a basil leaf and tomato slice. Drizzle with rest of the sauce and enjoy with your crunchy, roasted broccoli

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11 reviews

This is I think my fave meal I have made from cooksmarts so far. It was so good! cutting the chicken breasts in half was genius (if not a bit tricky). What really put it over the top was that sauce - SO GOOD. We did not have broccoli so instead we just roasted some onions and sweet potatoes in the oven with oil, salt and pep. Such a good meal!! Would recommend :D

By: Caitlin
Posted: Sep 29, 2017
Diet: Original
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I love caprese so I might be biased towards enjoying this dish. Normally I find chicken breast to be a bit dry, but the moistness of the cheese, tomatoes and sauce meant deliciousness in every bite! I doubled the tomatoes and basil, which was a perfect balance.

By: Sundi
Posted: Oct 30, 2014
Diet: Original
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loved the sauce but we chopped it all up and served over some pasta and it was dynamite.

By: Shanon
Posted: Jul 09, 2014
Diet: Original
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Excellent! I used the sauce as a marinade for the chicken.

By: Melaine
Posted: May 27, 2014
Diet: Original
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This meal was pretty bland.... It could've used a lot more flavor, maybe a marinade for the chicken?

By: Olivia
Posted: Mar 14, 2014
Diet: Original
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I took one bite of this chicken and said, "oh my god, I can't believe I made this!" It was astoundingly good. The broccoli didn't really do it for me, personally... Broccoli is my favorite veggie and I just found the balsamic-mustard flavor too sweet.

By: Sidney
Posted: Jun 24, 2013
Diet: Original
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