Mozzarella Butterflied Chicken Breasts with Balsamic Glaze

Mozzarella Butterflied Chicken Breasts with Balsamic Glaze

This savory stove top chicken recipe features the delicious flavors of a traditional Caprese salad. Sweet grape tomatoes, fresh Mozzarella, basil, and a rich balsamic glaze elevate otherwise basic chicken breasts to a whole new level. You’ll want to work this one into your regular weeknight dinner rotation because you can get it from the refrigerator to the table in just twenty minutes!

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 10 minutes
Serves: 4

Tip: For easier clean up, place the chicken breasts between two sheets of plastic wrap before pounding with a meat mallet or rolling pin.

Ingredients:

2 T. extra virgin olive oil
2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, butterflied and pounded thin
1 t. Italian seasoning (Check Label)
½ t. garlic powder
Sea salt and black pepper, to taste
½ c. balsamic vinegar
2 t. pure maple syrup
1 c. grape tomatoes, quartered
½ small red onion, finely diced
8 oz. Ciliegine fresh Mozzarella, quartered
¼ c. fresh basil leaves, thinly sliced

Optional: mixed greens for serving

Directions:

Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Season the prepared chicken breasts with the Italian seasoning and garlic powder on both sides and add to the hot skillet. Season with salt and black pepper, to taste. Cook until the chicken is cooked through, approximately 3-4 minutes per side.

While the chicken is cooking, combine the balsamic vinegar and maple syrup in a small saucepan and set over medium heat. Simmer until the mixture thickens and is reduced by half, stirring frequently, approximately 5-6 minutes.

In a medium bowl, combine grape tomatoes, red onion, fresh Mozzarella, and basil. Season with salt and black pepper, to taste, and stir to combine.

When chicken is done cooking, turn off heat and move skillet to a cool burner. While still in the skillet, top each chicken breast with the tomato and mozzarella mixture and cover for a couple minutes or just until the tomatoes are warmed through.

To serve:

Transfer the chicken to a serving platter or individual plates. If desired lay chicken on bed of mixed greens. Top each breast with the tomato mixture and a drizzle of balsamic glaze.

Enjoy!

Kathy

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For a good skillet that will last forever try the All Clad skillet. Its non stick and one of my go to skillets for frying or sauteing. With it being all metal construction as well, its oven safe.

I also use the All Clad Saucepan. Its non stick as well which makes for easy clean up and dishwasher safe! All in all they are very durable.

Presentation is always key. I always want to make my food look as good as it tastes! Even with a simple meal I try to spice it up with a pretty serving platter or fun plate. I used a simple white plate as pictured above but try this serving platter instead to add a pop of color to your table!

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