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Caprese Chicken

I love a Caprese salad of tomatoes, basil and cheese, so why not try a chicken caprese? You can grill this dish, but my family agrees it’s juicier straight from the oven. —Dana Johnson, Scottsdale, Arizona
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. + marinating Bake: 20 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup Italian salad dressing
  • 2 teaspoons chicken seasoning
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (6 ounces each)
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1/2 pound fresh mozzarella cheese, cut into 4 slices
  • 2 medium tomatoes, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar or balsamic glaze
  • Torn fresh basil leaves

Directions

  • In a large shallow dish, combine salad dressing, chicken seasoning and Italian seasoning. Add chicken; turn to coat. Cover and refrigerate 4-6 hours. Drain chicken, discarding marinade.
  • Preheat oven to 450°. In an ovenproof skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Brown chicken on both sides. Transfer skillet to oven; bake 15-18 minutes or until a thermometer reads 165°.
  • Top chicken with cheese and tomato. Bake 3-5 minutes longer or until cheese is melted. Drizzle with vinegar; top with basil.
Editor's Note
This recipe was tested with McCormick's Montreal Chicken Seasoning. Look for it in the spice aisle.
Nutrition Facts
1 serving: 525 calories, 34 g fat (11g saturated fat), 139 mg cholesterol, 761 mg sodium, 5 g carbohydrate (4 g sugars, 1 g fiber), 45 g protein.

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