Caprese-Stuffed Chicken Breast with Balsamic Reduction


This impressive stuffed chicken breast dish is easy to put together and so impressive! Perfect for any meal whether for family or company!

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
40 mins
Additional Time:
4 hrs 5 mins
Total Time:
5 hrs
4 chicken breasts



  • ¼ cup olive oil

  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic

  • 1 teaspoon onion powder

  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper

  • ½ teaspoon sea salt

  • 4 chicken breasts, pounded flat

  • ½ cup balsamic vinegar

  • 1 cup fresh basil leaves

  • 1 (8 ounce) package mozzarella cheese, sliced

  • 2 large Roma tomatoes, sliced

  • 16 toothpicks, or as needed

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil


  1. Mix olive oil, garlic, onion powder, black pepper, and sea salt together in a bowl. Place chicken breasts in a shallow dish and pour marinade on top. Refrigerate at least 4 hours.

  2. Heat balsamic vinegar in a small saucepan to a slow boil. Allow to boil for 15 minutes, watching carefully to prevent burning. Cook until vinegar has reduced to half the original volume. Allow balsamic reduction to cool completely.

  3. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

  4. Place 1/4 cup basil leaves, 2 ounces mozzarella cheese, and 1/2 a tomato on each piece of chicken. Roll chicken up and secure with toothpicks.

  5. Heat olive oil in an oven-safe skillet over medium heat. Add stuffed chicken breasts to skillet and sear on all sides, 3 to 4 minutes per side.

  6. Transfer skillet to the oven and bake until chicken is no longer pink in the center and the juices run clear, about 10 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C).

  7. Allow stuffed chicken breasts to rest 5 minutes. Drizzle with balsamic reduction before serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

489 Calories
33g Fat
9g Carbs
39g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 489
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 33g 42%
Saturated Fat 9g 46%
Cholesterol 103mg 34%
Sodium 636mg 28%
Total Carbohydrate 9g 3%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 39g
Vitamin C 8mg 38%
Calcium 489mg 38%
Iron 5mg 25%
Potassium 411mg 9%

* 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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