Balsamic Caprese Chicken

Balsamic Caprese Chicken

This recipe is sure to impress onlookers and family members when served! Our Balsamic Caprese Chicken meal prep recipe is light, satisfying, and original. It is a main-course dish that’s fresh, mouth-watering and smells amazing while cooking. Caprese chicken is ideal when you’re craving an authentic restaurant-style Italian meal. Not to mention it is a low-carb and gluten-free option so you can savor every bite guilt-free. Perfetto! Without further ado, let’s get started with creating this deliciousness. 

Balsamic Caprese Chicken

Bursting with fresh flavors of Italy and easy to make, you’re going to want this balsamic Caprese chicken meal prep recipe on repeat!

Balsamic Caprese Chicken

How long will Balsamic Caprese Chicken last for?

With this particular meal prep recipe, you will have 4 portioned meals. Caprese chicken is an entree that is excellent for lunch or dinner. 

Can Balsamic Caprese Chicken be frozen?

Absolutely! All you have to do is:

  1. Prep the chicken. 
  2. Put the combination in a plastic freezer bag or meal prep container. Label and store in the freezer.
  3. And that’s it! 

Caprese chicken can be stored for up to 6 months in your fridge freezer or up to 12 months in a deep freezer. Once you’re ready to enjoy, thaw a serving in your refrigerator overnight. If you forget to pull it out of the freezer, no sweat! You can thaw your Caprese chicken in a bowl of warm water for 20 minutes before cooking. Then pair with fresh sides. 

Balsamic Caprese Chicken

How do you make Balsamic Chicken?

First, gather and prep all ingredients. The prep time for this recipe is 15 minutes. Once prepping is complete, Balsamic Caprese Chicken will take 45 minutes to cook in the oven. Divide and serve fresh or let it cool down and refrigerate. 

How to portion Balsamic Chicken?

This delicious Italian meal prep recipe gives you four meal portions. Each chicken breast gets a slice of Mozzarella cheese. For the sides, each serving (one chicken breast) goes with a half cup of Zoodles and a quarter cup of cherry tomatoes. Top it off with a healthy portion of salad. 

More Caprese Chicken meal prep recipes:

If you enjoy this Caprese Chicken meal prep recipe, try our Caprese Pesto Sausage Pasta. This is a fabulous chicken sausage pasta dish featuring Al Fresco all-natural chicken.

Balsamic Caprese Chicken

Other tips for making Balsamic Chicken:

You can enjoy our Balsamic Caprese Chicken recipe in so many ways! Get ready to be mesmerized and even more hungry. 

  • Switch out the chicken breasts for chicken thighs for a richer main dish. 
  • Substitute brown sugar for coconut sugar. 
  • Use Italian seasoning or a pizza topper if that’s readily available instead of oregano. 
  • Add basil to the chicken or your side of salad to boost the flavor. 
  • This one gets us excited – stuff the chicken breasts with cheese and tomatoes! 

Balsamic Caprese Chicken

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Balsamic Caprese Chicken Ingredients:

  • 1 lb. Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast (divided into four portions)
  • 4 Slices of Fresh Mozzarella Cheese (1” thick)
  • 2 C. Zoodles (raw or lightly sautéed)
  • 1 C. Balsamic Vinegar
  • 5 C. Grape Tomatoes (halved lengthwise)
  • 1/2 C. Packed Fresh Basil Leaves (then cut into ribbons)
  • 1/4 C. Coconut Sugar
  • 2 Tbsp. Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 Tbsp. Roughly Chopped Garlic
  • 2 tsp. Dried Oregano
  • 1 tsp. Himalayan Pink Salt
  • 1 tsp. Ground Black Pepper

Balsamic Caprese Chicken

Balsamic Caprese Chicken

Bursting with fresh flavors of Italy and easy to make, you’re going to want this balsamic Caprese chicken meal prep recipe on repeat!
Course dinner, Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Keyword Chicken, Meal Prep
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 4 meals
Calories 386kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast divided into four portions
  • 4 Slices Fresh Mozzarella Cheese 1” thick
  • 2 cups Zoodles raw or lightly sautéed
  • 1 cup Balsamic Vinegar
  • 1.5 cups Grape Tomatoes halved lengthwise
  • 1/2 cup Packed Fresh Basil Leaves then cut into ribbons
  • 1/4 cup Coconut Sugar
  • 2 Tbsp. Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 Tbsp. Roughly Chopped Garlic
  • 2 tsp. Dried Oregano
  • 1 tsp. Himalayan Pink Salt
  • 1 tsp. Ground Black Pepper

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400℉.
  • Place a pot over medium/high heat, and add balsamic vinegar and coconut sugar. Let come to a simmer and reduce for ~ 20 minutes, or until thickened into a glaze — stir occasionally.
  • Once the reduction is ready, place chicken in a baking dish and pour in reduction, tossing chicken until coated. Once coated, season chicken with salt, pepper, oregano and sprinkle chopped garlic and 1/2 cup of sliced tomatoes.
  • Bake for 35-45 minutes or until chicken is cooked through (having reached an internal temperature of 165℉). Place a slice of mozzarella onto each portion of chicken and keep in oven until melted (~5 minutes).
  • Once the chicken is ready, serve over zoodles and add basil and remaining tomatoes.
  • Serve, store, and enjoy!

 

 

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