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Wednesday 17 June 2015

Chicken Caprese ... Mama Mia It Sure Tastes Great !

Easy caprese chicken, the perfect meal for summer

Turn that summertime classic, Caprese salad, into a delicious chicken dinner. It’s quick and easy, and captures all the great flavors of fresh summer tomatoes and basil. This Caprese chicken recipe is surely destined to become a family favourite. 

1 tbsp olive oil
1 1/2 lbs boneless, skinless chicken thighs (about 5 or 6 thighs)
Salt and pepper
6 ounces fresh mozzarella, sliced into 5 or 6 slices
1 medium tomato, sliced into 5 or 6 slices (as many as you have thighs)
1/4 cup fresh basil, chopped

Preheat oven to 375F.
In a large skillet / frying pan heat oil until over medium heat until shimmering. Sprinkle chicken thighs with salt and pepper and add in a single layer to pan. Sear on the first side until golden brown, about 2 to 3 minutes, then sear on the second side another 2 to 3 minutes.

Arrange chicken in a single layer in a medium casserole dish or glass baking pan. Top each chicken thigh with a slice of fresh mozzarella, then top each with a slice of tomato.

Bake in oven for 25 to 28 minutes, until cheese is melted and bubbling and chicken is cooked through. Turn on broiler / grill  for 2 or 3 min to brown the top of the cheese.

Remove from oven and sprinkle with fresh basil.

Serves: 4
Nutrition Info: Food energy: 368kcal, Total fat: 18.65g, Calories from fat: 167, Cholesterol: 178mg, Carbohydrate: 1.47g, Total dietary fiber: 0.16g, Protein: 42.73g, Sodium: 758mg

Oh what a fabulous recipe - many thanks to Carolyn here

I really think, even if it isn't that summery where you are, this recipe will certainly bring your taste buds alive ...enjoy

All the best Jan


eileeninmd said...

This looks and sounds delicious! I have to save this recipe and try it soon Thanks for sharing, enjoy your day!

Carla from The River said...

Yummy! We will have fresh tomatoes soon. :-))

Lowcarb team member said...

Hello Eileen ... many thanks for your comment. Hope you can try this delicious tasting recipe soon. I know you will enjoy it.

All the best Jan

Lowcarb team member said...

Hi Carla ... many thanks for your comment. This will be extra special with home grown tomatoes. Enjoy the dish.

All the best Jan

Blondie's Journal said...

This looks awesome! I can't find a way to Pin it?


Lowcarb team member said...

Hello Jane ... many thanks for your comment.
Glad you liked the recipe.

All the best Jan