Chicken Caprese by Nor

Nor M.

By
@Adashofloverecipes

This is a simple dish. It is full of fresh flavors. Chicken Caprese is a breaded chicken breast topped with cheese and a baby green salad. This is the way I make it for my family. I breaded my chicken with seasoned Panko crumbs. I mixed my tomato mixture with garlic, fresh basil, balsamic vinegar and oil. I also added shavings of Parmesan cheese to the top. I hope you all enjoy it. We absolutely love this dish in my family.

Rating:
★★★★★ 2 votes
Comments:
Serves:
4
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
20 Min
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

TOMATO MIXTURE

1 pt
grape tomatoes quartered
1 clove
garlic chopped
1/2-3/4 tsp
salt to taste (the salt helps bring the juices out of the tomatoes)
fresh ground black pepper to taste
1/4 c
packed fresh basil leaves
1 Tbsp
balsamic vinegar
4 Tbsp
olive oil

CHICKEN

1 1/2 c
seasoned panko bread crumbs ( you may need an additional 1/2 cup if using 3 breasts)
2
eggs
salt-and-pepper to taste
4-6
slices fresh mozzarella
4 Tbsp
olive oil
2-3
chicken breast sliced in half lengthwise to make four pieces

ARUGULA

2 oz
baby arugala
2 tsp
balsamic vinegar
2 Tbsp
olive oil
fresh shaved Parmesan cheese

Step-By-Step

1Heat oven to 400°. Rinse and chop tomatoes. Chop fresh basil. Chop the garlic. Combine all together in a bowl. Sprinkle tomatoes with salt. Mix in olive oil , balsamic vinegar, and set aside .
2Slice chicken breast in half lengthwise. Place in a large gallon size plastic bag or cover with saran wrap before pounding. Slightly pound chicken until it's about a
1/2 -3/4 inch thick.
3Place breadcrumbs on a platter. Whisk egg yolks in a bowl.
4Coat the chicken breast halves in the beaten egg. Dredge through the breadcrumbs. Coat both sides evenly. Make sure they're fully coated and pat down on them. Salt-and-pepper to taste.
5Place olive oil in a pan on medium high heat. Fry both sides of chicken until golden brown.
6Place chicken in baking dish or pan. Top each piece with fresh mozzarella. Place in oven. Bake until cheese is melted and chicken is cooked through.
7Plate the chicken. Top each piece with some arugula. Place tomato mixture on top of arugula. Shave fresh Parmesan cheese with a vegetable peeler. Top the salad with the Parmesan cheese. Mix the olive oil and vinegar together. Drizzle the plated chicken and salad with the olive oil-vinegar mixture and serve.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Chicken
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: Italian
Dietary Needs: Soy Free
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids, Healthy