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Grilled Chicken Caprese Recipe with Balsamic Sauce

Grilled Chicken Caprese Recipe -  so easy to make and so fresh and flavorful!  


Course Dinner
Cuisine American, Italian
Keyword Chicken
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 22 minutes
Total Time 27 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 420 kcal
Author Holly Sander

Ingredients

For The Balsamic Reduction:

  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
  • ¼ cup red wine
  • 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup (or honey)
  • pinch of salt

For The Chicken:

  • 4 small boneless skinless chicken breasts, trimmed of fat
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • grilling spray
  • 4 oz mozzarella ball, cut into ½ inch slices
  • 10.5 ounces cherry tomatoes halved
  • Fresh basil leaves, sliced thin or torn

Instructions

  1. Add olive oil and minced garlic to a saucepan over medium heat and cook for one minute.

  2. Pour vinegar, red wine, and maple syrup into a saucepan then bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium then simmer until it has thickened- about 10-12 minutes. Set aside.

  3. Heat your grill up to high heat.  Season chicken breasts on both sides with salt and pepper, and spray with grilling/cooking spray.  Turn the grill down to medium-high heat and cook with lid closed for 6 minutes on the first side and 4 minutes on the second side.

  4. Add one slice of fresh Mozzarella to each piece of chicken and continue to grill with the lid closed for 2 more minutes or until temperature of the chicken reads 165 degrees.  (The cheese should melt and cover the chicken, but watch closely to make sure it doesn't melt too much and slide off.)  Remove chicken from the grill and allow to rest 5 minutes.

  5. Add the halved cherry tomatoes to the balsamic sauce and fold together.

  6. Place chicken on each plate, top with the tomato and balsamic sauce, and sprinkle with lots of torn or sliced basil leaves.