Italian Chicken Caprese

➡️ Skinless boneless chicken breast recipes are very popular in 2023 and one of the most delicious of them is chicken Caprese, which reproduces the tastes of the famous Italian recipe for Caprese tomato salad. For those who don’t know, the combination of flavors is a mixture of fried chicken breast, tomatoes, mozzarella, and fresh basil! (read more on Caprese Salad)

➡️ Caprese chicken recipes are delicious and can be made in a variety of ways. Cooking chicken the Caprese way enables you to eat Italian-style chicken and serve food in a spectacular way.

➡️ These recipes are incredibly versatile because you can cook the chicken the way you want, bake it, broil it, grill it, fry it, saute it…you can even use leftover rotisserie chicken to make Italian chicken Caprese.

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How to Make Italian Chicken Caprese from Scratch

What ingredients do you need for the chicken Caprese recipe? (4 servings)

Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast Fillet

1) 800 g/30 oz of skinless boneless chicken breast (4 fillets)
2) 150 ml/5 fl oz of olive oil
3) 250 g/9 oz of canned peeled chopped tomatoes
4) 2-3 cloves of garlic or to taste (crushed, chopped, or grated)
5) 2 tbsp of tomato puree
6) some salt and ground black pepper to taste
7) 1 tbsp of granulated sugar or to taste
8) 30 g/1 oz of butter
9) 160 g/6 oz of fresh mozzarella, cut into 8 slices
10) some fresh basil leaves to taste

How to make chicken Caprese from scratch in 14 steps?

Italian Chicken Caprese

step 1: notch the chicken breast fillets
step 2: heat some oil up and add the chopped tomatoes into the skillet
step 3: toss garlic in and simmer the ingredients for 5 minutes
step 4: pour a little water into the skillet, depending on the chopped tomato consistency
step 5: add the tomato puree to the skillet
step 6: season the ingredients with some salt and ground black pepper to taste
step 7: add some granulated sugar to taste, mix, and simmer the sauce until low (about 5-10 min)
step 8: place butter into another skillet or remove the sauce, wash, and use the same skillet
step 9: place the chicken breast fillets into the skillet with the notched side downwards
step 10: season the chicken fillets with some salt and pepper to taste, then fry them until golden on the bottom side
step 11: flip the chicken fillets and fry them until evenly golden
step 12: place fried chicken fillets into the tomato sauce skillet or remove them, pour the sauce inside, and place them back
step 13: top the chicken fillets with 2 slices of mozzarella on each, then place the skillet into the oven at 270C/520F to melt the mozzarella (5-10 min)
step 14: take the skillet out of the oven and sprinkle over some fresh basil leaves, then serve the food immediately

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10 Cooking Tips for the Italian Chicken Caprese Recipe

  • notch the chicken breast with deeper cuts on the thicker side and shallow cuts on the thinner part, so that the chicken breast thickness is pretty even
  • instead of canned tomatoes, you can also use fresh tomatoes that you have to peel and chop beforehand
  • use a quantity of sugar depending on the acidity of the tomatoes and your tastes, the sauce must be sweet-sour at the end
  • boil the tomato sauce until it has a more viscous consistency but is still slightly fluid
  • fry the chicken fillets to be evenly browned on both sides
  • chicken breast can also be grilled, not only fried in a pan
  • use fresh mozzarella that you have to cut into slices about half a finger thick with which you will top the chicken breast fillets
  • put the pan in the oven only if it has a heat-resistant handle, if you are not sure, better transfer the ingredients to a dish that withstands the temperature in the oven
  • leave the food in the oven just enough for the mozzarella to melt, it usually takes 5-10 minutes
  • sprinkle fresh basil leaves over both the melted mozzarella and the tomato sauce, then serve the chicken Caprese immediately

➡️ Enjoy cooking Italian chicken Caprese from scratch!

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