Grilled Chicken Caprese


After a long day of chores and errands, I needed to cook something quick and easy. Grilled Chicken Caprese seemed like a great choice. I think I started cooking this from a recipe from Cook’s Country, but I am not sure.

Grilled Chicken Caprese


  • 4 Tbsp chopped fresh basil
  • 2 Tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • Salt and pepper
  • 6 Tbsp olive oil
  • Balsamic Vinegar
  • 6 ounces fresh mozzarella cheese, cut into 1/4″  slices and patted dry
  • 1 1/2 pounds chicken cutlets, trimmed
  • 2 tomatoes, cored and cut into 1/2-inch slices


  1. Combine basil, vinegar, garlic, salt, and pepper a in bowl.
  2. Slowly whisk in oil until thoroughly incorporated.
  3. Transfer 4 Tbsp vinaigrette to plate and coat both sides mozzarella.
  4. Reserve remaining vinaigrette.
  5. Pat chicken dry with paper towels and season with salt and pepper.
  6. Grill chicken and tomatoes over hot fire until chicken is well browned and tomatoes are lightly charred.
  7. Transfer chicken to platter.
  8. Top with tomato slices and drizzle with reserved vinaigrette.
  9. Cover with even layer of mozzarella.
  10. Stick underneath broiler until cheese is bubbly.
  11. Drizzle lightly with balsamic vinegar.
  12. Serve with a nice salad and/or pasta.

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