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.


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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

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Heat 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 .
2
Slice 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.
3
Place breadcrumbs on a platter. Whisk egg yolks in a bowl.
4
Coat 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.
5
Place olive oil in a pan on medium high heat. Fry both sides of chicken until golden brown.
6
Place 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.
7
Plate 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