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Grilled & Stuffed Caprese Chicken

Chicken breasts stuffed with caprese salad and grilled for the ultimate summer dinner! An easy grilled dinner made with simple ingredients like chicken, tomato, mozzarella, and basil.

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Grilled & Stuffed Caprese Chicken cut open revealing the caprese salad on the inside

For a quick easy summer meal this one is a winner. I am always searching for ways to make a chicken breast more exciting because lets face it chicken breasts can get crazy boring really fast, one of the best ways I have found to spice things up is to stuff them. Searching for summer flavors to stuff my chicken breasts with I naturally landed on the forever tasty caprese salad. Fresh tomato, flavorful basil plucked straight from your herb garden, and gooey mozzarella topped with a balsamic vinegar reduction and olive oil, can you say yum?

ingredients needed to make stuffed caprese chicken
Chicken breast stuffed with tomato, mozzarella, and basil
Stuffed Caprese Chicken grilled to perfection and sitting on a plate with broccolini
Grilled & Stuffed Caprese Chicken

Grilled & Stuffed Caprese Chicken

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Additional Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

a chicken breast stuffed with caprese salad and grilled for the ultimate summer dinner

Ingredients

  • 4 chicken breasts
  • 1 tomato
  • 16-20 basil leaves
  • 4oz fresh mozzarella
  • 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 water
  • olive oil for coating and drizzling

Instructions

  1. Add balsamic vinegar and water to a small sauce pan over high heat. Heat on high until boiling then reduce heat to a simmer. Simmer 20-25 minutes until reduced and thickened while chicken is cooking.
  2. Preheat grill to medium-high heat.
  3. Prep your ingredients, slice your tomato, if your mozzarella isn't pre sliced slice into 1 oz sections, and wash your basil.
  4. Using a sharp knife carefully cut a pocket into the side center of the chicken breasts being careful to not poke any holes.
  5. In each chicken breast stuff in 1 tomato slice, 1oz of mozzarella, and 4-6 basil leaves. Use 2-3 toothpicks to close the open seam.
  6. Drizzle chicken breast with a light coating of olive oil to prevent from sticking to the grill. Season with salt and pepper.
  7. Cook stuffed chicken over direct heat for 10 minutes on each side, 20 minutes total until the inner temperature has reached 165º F and the juices run clear.
  8. Remove from grill and let sit for 5 minutes.
  9. To serve drizzle balsamic vinegar reduction and olive oil over the stuffed chicken. Enjoy!
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1 stuffed chicken breast
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 331Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 120mgSodium: 243mgCarbohydrates: 7gFiber: 0gSugar: 6gProtein: 43g

Nutritional data is automated, final nutritional information will depend on ingredients used and any changes made.

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