Caprese Balsamic Grilled Chicken

Caprese Balsamic Grilled Chicken
Here's a new take on the classic summer caprese salad served as a meal on grilled chicken! This quick and easy grilled chicken dinner has all of the flavours of a caprese salad where the chicken is topped with fresh mozzarella, ripe tomatoes and plenty of basil! The chicken is marinated in a balsamic vinaigrette which adds a ton of flavour before being grilled which adds an amazing smokiness. The mozzarella is placed on the chicken when it's just about cooked, but before it's removed from the heat, so the cheese starts to melt getting all nice and ooey gooey and good! The caprese balsamic grilled chicken is finally topped with a drizzle of balsamic reduction making for one tasty meal that just screams summer!

Caprese Balsamic Grilled Chicken

Caprese Balsamic Grilled Chicken

Caprese Balsamic Grilled Chicken

Caprese Balsamic Grilled Chicken

Caprese Balsamic Grilled Chicken

Caprese Balsamic Grilled Chicken
Caprese Balsamic Grilled Chicken

Caprese Balsamic Grilled Chicken

Prep Time: 5 minutes Marinate Time: 8 hours Cook Time: 15 minutes Total Time: 20 minutes Servings: 4

Fresh and tasty balsamic marinated grilled chicken topped with melting fresh mozzarella, ripe tomato and plenty of basil!

  • 4 (6 ounce) boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/2 cup balsamic vinaigrette
  • 8 ounce fresh mozzarella ball, sliced
  • 1 ripe field tomato, sliced
  • 1/4 cup basil, sliced
  • 1/4 cup balsamic reduction
  1. Marinate the chicken in the balsamic vinaigrette overnight.
  2. Grill the chicken in medium-high heat until cooked and slightly charred, about 2-4 minutes per side before topping with the mozzarella and tomato and letting it heat until it just starts to melt.
  3. Serve topped with the basil and balsamic reduction.

Note: It's best to marinate the chicken overnight but you can do it for less time or even skip it and rely on the balsamic reduction for the balsamic flavour.
Note: You can grill the chicken on a barbecue, in a grill pan or regular pan on the stove or broil in the oven.
Note: To make a balsamic reduction, simmer 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar over medium heat until it has reduced by 1/2.
Nutrition Facts: Calories 283, Fat 10g (Saturated 4.1g, Trans 0), Cholesterol 114mg, Sodium 234mg, Carbs 1.1g (Fiber 0g, Sugars 2g), Protein 51g
Nutrition by: Nutritional facts powered by Edamam


Maria said...

I love that topping!

Jenny said...

These are awesome!! Gotta try em'!

marla said...

Always love your chicken recipes kevin!

Julie | Table for Two said...

Oh my gosh! All that grilled goodness!! <3

Rob said...

Love this recipe - looks terrific. But I'm wondering if 2-4 minutes for each side of the chicken is enough time? I'd have thought double that would be needed for it to be cooked properly.

Itsmeee Vanilla said...

Looks absolutely delicious!
Hope yiu make some cool eggless recipies like the ones on my blog!

Kevin Lynch said...

Rob: It will depend on how thick the chicken is. I usually use medium sized ones that are about 1 inch thick.


I will definitely be firing up the grill to make this gorgeous dish!

Bevin Armstrong said...


Im going to try this recipe this wk, but i don't cook with balsamic vinegar much. How do I make balsamic reduction? Thanks.

Bevin Armstrong said...

Yikes, nevermind! I see that explained at the bottom, lol.

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