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Caprese Chicken Breasts

Simple and classic Italian flavours are roasted together for a quick weeknight dinner.
Serves: 4
Prep Time: 10 min
Cook Time: 30 min


4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 tbsp canola oil
1 tsp salt, divided
1 cup halved grape tomatoes
¼ cup balsamic vinegar
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 ball Buffalo mozzarella, sliced into 4 pieces
¼ cup fresh basil leaves, very thinly sliced

Food Safety

Before you start, wash all surfaces and your hands with soap and warm water, and remember to wash your hands, utensils and cutting boards after they touch raw meat or eggs. Avoid cross-contamination by using a different cutting board for your meat and other ingredients. Make sure you’re cooking to safe temperatures and chilling any leftovers within two hours. For more food safety tips, visit our Food Safety at Home Section.


  1. Preheat the oven to 400ºF (200ºC). Heat the oil in a large, oven-proof nonstick skillet set over medium-high heat. Season the chicken all over with ½ tsp (2 mL) salt. Place the chicken in the skillet. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes per side or until browned.

  2. Meanwhile, toss the tomatoes with vinegar, garlic and remaining salt. Pour into the skillet. Transfer the skillet to the oven. Cook for 15 minutes or until the chicken is almost cooked through.

  3. Place a slice of cheese over each piece of chicken. Cook for an additional 10 minutes or until cheese is melted and an instant-read thermometer registers 165ºF (74ºC) when inserted into the centre of the largest chicken breast. Sprinkle basil over top before serving.

Helpful Tip

For a heartier main, serve with cooked linguine and a leafy green salad.

Nutrition Info

Per 1 chicken breast serving Amount
Protein37 g
Fat11 g
Saturated Fat5 g
Carbohydrate5 g
Fibre1 g
Sugar1.5 g
Cholesterol101 mg
Sodium434 mg
Per 1 chicken breast serving % Daily Value
Vitamin A4
Vitamin C22
Vitamin B67
Vitamin B124