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Caprese Stuffed Chicken

Caprese Stuffed Chicken

Are you looking for a delicious and impressive dish to serve for dinner? Look no further than this Caprese Stuffed Chicken recipe! Tender chicken breasts are filled with gooey mozzarella cheese, juicy tomatoes, and fragrant basil, creating a delightful combination of flavors. This dish is perfect for any occasion, whether it's a casual weeknight meal or a special gathering with friends and family. Let's get started!

Prep Time Cook Time Total Time Servings
15 mins 25 mins 40 mins 4 servings

Ingredients:

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 4 slices of mozzarella cheese
  • 2 large tomatoes, sliced
  • Fresh basil leaves
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Balsamic glaze, for drizzling

Cooking Instructions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
  2. Using a sharp knife, carefully cut a slit into the side of each chicken breast to create a pocket.
  3. Season the chicken breasts with salt and pepper, both inside and out.
  4. Stuff each chicken breast with a slice of mozzarella cheese, a few tomato slices, and a couple of basil leaves.
  5. Secure the opening of the chicken breast with toothpicks to keep the filling intact.
  6. Heat olive oil in an oven-safe skillet over medium-high heat.
  7. Place the stuffed chicken breasts in the skillet and cook for 3-4 minutes on each side, until golden brown.
  8. Transfer the skillet to the preheated oven and bake for 15-20 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through and the cheese is melted and bubbly.
  9. Remove the toothpicks from the chicken breasts before serving.
  10. Drizzle the cooked chicken with balsamic glaze for an extra burst of flavor.
  11. Serve the Caprese Stuffed Chicken hot and enjoy!

Serving Suggestions:

  • This Caprese Stuffed Chicken pairs well with a side of roasted vegetables or a fresh green salad.
  • It's perfect for a dinner party or a romantic date night at home.
  • Serve it with a glass of white wine for a complete and satisfying meal.

Enjoy this delightful Caprese Stuffed Chicken recipe and impress your guests with its incredible flavors and presentation!

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