30-Minute Caprese Chicken Recipe

30-Minute Caprese Chicken Recipe

With just a few simple ingredients, you can make this stand out, one-pan chicken breast dinner in under 30 minutes.


2 skinless, boneless chicken breasts

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil

1 tablespoon butter

1 jar DeLallo Traditional Basil Simply Pesto

4-6 slices fresh mozzarella or 6 ounces grated mozzarella cheese

8 cocktail or small tomatoes, sliced

DeLallo balsamic glaze

Fresh basil, slivered


Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

Use a sharp, thin knife to slice the chicken breasts in half lengthwise. Season both sides with kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper. Heat a large oven-proof skillet over medium high heat and add the olive oil and butter. Once the butter has melted into the olive oil, add the chicken breasts to the pan, being careful not to crowd. Cook on each side until lightly browned, about 3-4 minutes each.

Slather the tops of each chicken breast with the basil pesto, about 1-2 tablespoons per chicken breast. Top each chicken breast with a slice of mozzarella and a few slices of tomato. Put the skillet in the oven and cook for 10-12 minutes or until the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees. F. Remove from the oven and garnish with fresh basil and a drizzle of balsamic glaze.

Serves 4

Recipe and image courtesy of


Get It Joburg North Campus September 2016

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