Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Caprese Tuscan Chicken

I have a huge basil plant that has been flourishing this year.  It's totally new to me to have a plant that has actually produced something for me to eat and use!  Normally I kill any plant left in my care but this basil plant has been growing right out of the pot.

My favorite way to eat basil is with fresh tomatoes and mozzarella!  I have made Caprese pasta salad, Caprese sandwiches, and this recipe of Caprese Tuscan Chicken.



 It was soo good!

It's so easy to make too!

I marinated the chicken breasts in Tuscan Garlic and Herb Marinade.

After the chicken had been marinating for a few hours I laid each breast out in a 13 x 9 glass pan and topped the chicken with sliced grape tomatoes (I would have used regular sized tomatoes but I didn't have any on hand).  Then I laid a few leaves of fresh basil over the chicken and tomato slices.


I topped each piece of chicken with some shredded mozzarella cheese


Then popped the whole pan into the oven at 350 for 20 or so minutes until the chicken was cooked through and the cheese was all melted and lightly browned. 


We served the chicken over pasta.  It was scrumptious! 

Caprese Tuscan Chicken:

Ingredients:
4 Thinly sliced chicken breasts
Tuscan Garlic and Herb marinade; about 1/2 cup
3 Sliced tomatoes (I used a pint of grape tomatoes)
Fresh basil leaves (3 or so leaves per chicken)
1 package Shredded Mozzarella cheese

1.  Marinate chicken in marinade for a few hours or overnight.
2.  Lay chicken in pan and discard leftover marinade.  Top with sliced tomatoes and basil leaves.
3.  Sprinkle chicken with Mozzarella and put into a preheated oven.  Bake at 350 for 20 minutes or until chicken is cooked through and cheese is golden brown.

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4 comments :

  1. This looks really yummy! It's making my mouth water lol I'm going to have to give this one a go! Thanks for sharing with us at #SimplifyWednesdays Pinned, Tweeted, Shared

    xo,
    Carla a.k.a Mrs R @ SimplifyLifeWithMrsR.com

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  2. Look at that chicken! So tempting..I love to try this recipe and will surely pin it :)

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    1. I hope you enjoy it; thanks for the pin!

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