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    My husband and I were in California couple weeks ago, and I had this delicious grilled chicken Caprese at a restaurant one day. It was topped with mozzarella and tomato relish. It was really good and I thought I will have to recreate it for my food blog.

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    I like to season the chicken breasts with herbs and spices, it adds so much more flavor. And if you have time to marinate the chicken breasts, they will be much more flavorful and tender. But you can skip this step if you don’t have time. It will still turn out great! For the tomato relish, I mixed tomatoes, onion, and garlic and seasoned with salt & olive oil. It’s simple but big on flavor. It’s similar to my tomato salad recipe. The honey balsamic vinaigrette adds a really nice sweet tangy flavor to the tomato relish.

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    This grilled chicken Caprese meal takes less than 30 minutes to make and you end up with such juicy and flavorful chicken. My husband cleaned his plate and wanted seconds. 🙂

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    You can plate it over rice, quinoa or serve it only with the tomato relish. It’s a perfect and light summer weeknight dinner!

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    How To Make Grilled Chicken Caprese

    What you need

    2 boneless and skinless chicken breasts, halved

    3 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil, divided

    salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

    1 Tbsp garlic powder

    1 Tbsp dried basil

    3 medium tomatoes, chopped

    1/2 cup red onion, finely chopped

    2 garlic cloves, minced

    4 mozzarella slices

    fresh basil

    Honey Balsamic Vinaigrette

    2 Tbsp olive oil

    2 Tbsp balsamic vinegar

    2 Tbsp honey

    Preparation

    Half each chicken breast horizontally as if you are butterflying it (Now you should have 4 thinner chicken breasts). Brush each chicken breast with some olive oil (about 2 Tbsp) and season with salt, pepper, garlic powder and dried basil. Set aside and let marinate until you prepare the tomato topping. If you have time you can marinate it for a couple of hours or overnight.

    In a medium mixing bowl, combine the chopped tomatoes, red onion, and minced garlic. Add about 1 Tbsp olive oil, season with salt and mix well.

    Grill chicken over medium-high heat (or use a grill pan to cook the chicken on the cook top).

    While you grill the chicken, prepare the honey balsamic vinaigrette. Combine all ingredients in a small bowl and mix well.

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    When the chicken is done, serve on a plate and place 1 mozzarella slice over each chicken breast. Top with tomato mixture and drizzle some honey balsamic vinaigrette. Enjoy!

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    Let me know how you like it if you try this recipe. I’d love to hear from you! 🙂

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    Grilled Chicken Caprese | www.deliciousmeetshealthy.com
    5 from 4 votes
    Chicken Caprese
    Prep Time
    10 mins
    Cook Time
    20 mins
    Total Time
    30 mins
     

    Grilled Chicken Caprese is a light and delicious weeknight meal, ready in less than 30 minutes. It's also healthy, low-carb, gluten-free and grain-free.

    Course: Main Course
    Cuisine: American
    Servings: 4
    Calories: 511 kcal
    Author: Neli @ Delicious Meets Healthy
    Ingredients
    • 2 boneless and skinless chicken breasts halved
    • 3 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil divided
    • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
    • 1 Tbsp garlic powder
    • 1 Tbsp dried basil
    • 3 medium tomatoes chopped
    • 1/2 cup red onion finely chopped
    • 2 garlic cloves minced
    • 4 mozzarella slices
    • fresh basil
    Honey Balsamic Vinaigrette
    Instructions
    1. Half each chicken breast horizontally as if you are butterflying it (Now you should have 4 thinner chicken breasts). Brush each chicken breast with some olive oil (about 2 Tbsp) and season with salt, pepper, garlic powder and dried basil. Set aside and let marinate until you prepare the tomato topping. If you have time you can marinate it for a couple of hours or overnight.
    2. In a medium mixing bowl, combine the chopped tomatoes, red onion, and minced garlic. Add about 1 Tbsp olive oil, season with salt and mix well.
    3. Grill chicken over medium-high heat (or use a grill pan to cook the chicken on the cook top).
    4. While you grill the chicken, prepare the honey balsamic vinaigrette. Combine all ingredients in a small bowl and mix well.
    5. When the chicken is done, serve on a plate and place 1 mozzarella slice over each chicken breast. Top with tomato mixture and drizzle some honey balsamic vinaigrette. Enjoy!
    Nutrition Facts
    Chicken Caprese
    Amount Per Serving (290 g)
    Calories 511 Calories from Fat 280
    % Daily Value*
    Total Fat 31.1g 48%
    Saturated Fat 7.8g 39%
    Polyunsaturated Fat 23.3g
    Cholesterol 116mg 39%
    Sodium 565mg 24%
    Total Carbohydrates 16.9g 6%
    Dietary Fiber 1.8g 7%
    Sugars 12.2g
    Protein 42.3g 85%
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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    Grilled Chicken Caprese is a light and delicious weeknight meal, ready in less than 30 minutes. It's also healthy, low-carb, gluten-free and grain-free.
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    Comments

    What a perfect summer meal – light bright and delicious looking!

      Delicious Meets Healthy

      Yes, it’s a delicious and light summer meal. Thanks for stopping by, Kelly! 🙂

    I’m a fan of caprese anything! Sounds like a winner!

      Delicious Meets Healthy

      Thanks, Katie! I love anything with tomatoes too!

    heather @french press

    what a delicious way to serve chicken breasts – and your pictures are simply gorgeous

      Delicious Meets Healthy

      Thanks, Heather!

    I am still getting tomatoes and basil from my garden and this could not be a more perfect way to use them. Lovely dish and beautiful photos!

      Delicious Meets Healthy

      Thanks, Barbara!

    This is gorgeous! So vibrant and fresh I just want to stick a fork in it.

      Delicious Meets Healthy

      Thanks, Lauren!

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