Skillet Caprese Chicken
Yield: 4 servings
Active Time: 10 minutes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
These fabulous flavors combine in a skillet to make an amazing, fresh and ‘light’ weeknight dinner. Also, I highly recommend the fresh basil garnish on this. Yes, the little packets of leaves are expensive (hint: grown your own…it’s super easy!) But in this kind of meal, the fresh flavor is key!

Ingredients for Single Meal

  • 4 - small boneless chicken breasts
  • 1 - Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 - Tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 - pint cherry tomatoes
  • - Salt and pepper
  • 6 - oz. fresh mozzarella cheese**
  • Garnish: - fresh basil**
  • Side: - salad**
  • Side: - loaf bread**
  • 1 - gallon-size freezer baggie(s)
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Cooking Directions for Single Meal

  1. In a large skillet, add the olive oil and saute the chicken breasts for 2 to 3 minutes. Sprinkle the balsamic vinegar and cherry tomatoes around the chicken and saute for 5 to 7 minutes, stirring and flipping chicken often.
  2. Once the chicken has cooked through, add slices of fresh mozzarella cheese and fresh basil over the chicken and sauteed tomatoes.
  3. Prepare the salad. Warm the loaf of bread.
  4. Serve Skillet Caprese Chicken with salad and bread.

Freezeasy Meal Prep Directions

    To each gallon-size plastic freezer baggie, add the following ingredients:

    • 4 small boneless chicken breasts
    • 1 Tbsp olive oil
    • 2 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
    • 1 pint cherry tomatoes
    • Salt and pepper

    Remove as much air as possible and seal. Add label to baggie and freeze.

    Freeze & Thaw Instructions

    Put baggie in the freezer and freeze up to 6 months in fridge freezer or 12 months in a deep freezer. Thaw in the fridge overnight, or a warm bowl of water for about 20 minutes. Transfer all of the content from the freezer bag to large skillet or saucepan, start to cook over medium low heat, stirring and flipping the chicken often.

    Dairy-Free Modifications

    Unfortunately, there is not a great dairy-free option for this meal.

    Gluten-Free Modifications

    Recipe is gluten-free when served with gluten-free sides.

    Printable Label Recipe Title

    Skillet Caprese Chicken

    Printable Label Instructions

    Thaw and add to skillet to cook over medium low heat stirring and flipping often. Saute until the chicken is cooked through, about 8 to 10 minutes. Add fresh mozzarella slices and fresh basil as garnish.
    Serve with salad and bread.

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