Chicken Caprese

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Boneless chicken breast topped with spinach, tomato, and buffalo mozzarella with a touch of balsamic serves beautifully with a side pasta tossed with pesto.

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Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
50 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 2 cups spinach

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil

  • 4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves

  • salt to taste

  • 2 beefsteak tomatoes, sliced

  • 2 (4 ounce) balls of buffalo mozzarella, sliced

  • ground black pepper

  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar, or to taste

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

  2. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Stir garlic into hot oil and cook until slightly softened, about 2 minutes, stirring often. Add spinach and toss with hot oil and garlic; cover and remove from heat. Set spinach mixture aside to wilt spinach.

  3. Heat 3 more tablespoons olive oil in an oven-safe skillet. Cook chicken breasts in hot oil until browned, about 4 minutes per side. Season with salt. Layer 1/4 of the wilted spinach, tomato slices, and mozzarella slices on top of each breast. Season with ground black pepper and drizzle with balsamic vinegar.

  4. Bake in preheated oven until cheese has browned and chicken is no longer pink inside, about 15 minutes. An instant-read meat thermometer inserted into the thickest part of a breast should read at least 160 degrees F (70 degrees C).

Cook's Note:

I have found that if you let it rest when taken out of oven, the cheese firms up a bit for a tastier, stringier treat.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

496 Calories
35g Fat
8g Carbs
36g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 496
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 35g 45%
Saturated Fat 12g 58%
Cholesterol 105mg 35%
Sodium 193mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 8g 3%
Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 36g
Vitamin C 11mg 53%
Calcium 445mg 34%
Iron 3mg 16%
Potassium 538mg 11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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