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Chicken Caprese

Chicken Caprese 1

This easy one-skillet chicken dish is the perfect solution when your garden overflows with cherry tomatoes. It is quick and easy to get on the table on busy summer nights. Multi-color cherry tomatoes cherry tomatoes are suggested for visual appeal.

It's Time To Make Caprese Skillet Chicken Thighs...

You will love these incredibly flavorsome oven baked caprese chicken thighs. Juicy chicken, topped with melted mozzarella cheese, sweet cherry tomatoes and fresh basil make for a most delicious family dinner.

There aren’t any complicated techniques or ingredients in this quick and easy dinner recipe – just simple, real food ingredients that truly shine.

Cooking Method ,
Difficulty Intermediate
Prep Time: 10 mins Cook Time: 30 mins Total Time: 40 mins
Servings 6

If you’re looking for fun way to change up your weekly chicken dinner, then look no further! This baked caprese chicken only requires a few simple ingredients to turn your chicken from boring to flavourful!

  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil (divided)
  • 2 pounds bonelss, skinless chicken thighs
  • 1.5 tablespoon Italian seasoning (divided)
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • Sea salt and black pepper, to taste
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup chicken stock
  • 1/2 pint cherry tomatoes, cut in half or quartered depending on size
  • 8 ounces fresh Mozzarella cheese (sliced 1/4" thick)
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper (optional)
  • Several springs fresh basil
What You'll Need To Do
  1. Preheat oven to 425°F.

  2. Heat a large, oven-safe skillet over medium heat.  Add 1 tablespoon olive oil.

  3. Combine Italian seasoning and red pepper flakes. Place chicken thighs in a large bowl and drizzle with the remaining olive oil. Sprinkle chicken with one tablespoon Italian seasoning. Season with salt and black pepper, to taste. Toss to evenly coat. Transfer to the hot skillet. 

  4. Cook for 4-5 minutes per side, or until the chicken develops a golden brown crust. Remove from heat and add butter, chicken stock, and cherry tomatoes. Top each chicken thigh with a slice of fresh Mozzarella cheese and sprinkle with remaining Italian seasoning mixture. Season to taste with additional salt, black pepper and red pepper, if using. 

  5. Transfer skillet into pre-heated oven and bake for 15-20 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through and the Mozzarella is melted. Remove from oven and allow chicken to rest for 5 minutes.

  6. To serve, spoon pan sauce over chicken and top with fresh basil sprigs. Enjoy!

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Danny Davis
A Food Blogger

Hi, I'm Danny, a full-time food blogger, father of a handsome 6 year old and a delightful husband. I live in New Jersey with my family. Loves traveling, sharing new recipes, and spending time with my family.