Grilled Pesto Chicken Caprese

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Grilled Pesto Chicken Caprese

Tender chicken is marinated in a delicious pesto, then grilled and topped with fresh mozzarella cheese, tomatoes, basil, and a sweet balsamic glaze in this Grilled Chicken Caprese recipe.

A perfect al fresco meal packed with flavor that highlights the best of summer fresh produce – juicy ripe tomatoes, fresh basil, and pesto.

Take advantage of the hot sale on pesto, chicken breasts, fresh mozzarella cheese, and fresh in-season tomatoes at Safeway to make this grilled pesto chicken Caprese dish for dinner this week.

This recipe features the Open Nature Air Chilled Chicken, which is truly a clean, 100% natural chicken breast with no added hormones or steroids.

 

Ingredients

  • chicken breasts
  • pesto
  • fresh mozzarella cheese, sliced
  • vine ripe tomatoes, sliced
  • basil
  • balsamic glaze

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How to Make Grilled Pesto Chicken Caprese

This recipe is incredibly flavorful and delicious and the best part is that it’s so easy to prepare!

Heat grill to medium heat.

Slice the chicken breasts in half lengthwise.

Brush the pesto onto both sides of the chicken.

Grill the chicken – 5 minutes on each side.

When you flip the chicken top with fresh mozzarella cheese and the sliced tomatoes

Remove from the heat when the chicken reaches 160 degrees and the juices run clear.  The cheese will be gooey and melted.

Let the chicken rest for a few minutes to let the juices distribute evenly.

Top with fresh sliced basil and drizzle with balsamic glaze.

Related Reading: Grilling the Perfect Chicken Breast

What to Serve with Caprese Chicken

Serve with a side of garlicky tomato bruschetta, a Greek salad, a pasta salad, simple rice, couscous or grilled pita bread.

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Grilled Pesto Chicken Caprese

Tender chicken is marinated in a delicious pesto, then grilled and topped with fresh mozzarella cheese, tomatoes, basil, and a sweet balsamic glaze in this Grilled Chicken Caprese recipe.
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: chicken caprese, Grilled Pesto Chicken Caprese, pesto chicken
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories:
Author: Eva Fry

Ingredients

  • 2 chicken breasts sliced lengthwise
  • 1/4 cup pesto
  • 8 oz fresh mozzarella cheese sliced
  • 2 vine ripe tomatoes sliced
  • 4-5 fresh basil leaves thinly sliced
  • balsamic glaze

Instructions

  • Heat grill to medium heat.
  • Slice the chicken breasts in half lengthwise.
  • Brush the pesto onto both sides of the chicken.
  • Grill the chicken - 5 minutes on each side.
  • When you flip the chicken top with fresh mozzarella cheese and the sliced tomatoes
  • Remove from the heat when the chicken reaches 160 degrees and the juices run clear.  The cheese will be gooey and melted.
  • Let the chicken rest for a few minutes to let the juices distribute evenly.
  • Top with fresh sliced basil and drizzle with balsamic glaze.

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