Caprese Chicken Skillet

Chad Montano


Chicken is a staple in many households. Besides being versatile, it’s packed with protein and other vitamins and nutrients that play a part in good health. This simple-to-make skillet gives you all of the benefits of chicken with even more nutrients and bigtime flavor. The classic caprese combo – mozzarella, tomatoes and basil – pairs perfectly with chicken. And cleanup is a breeze with just one pan needed for the entire meal.

Chicken Caprese Dish Served in Cast Iron Skillet

Chicken Caprese Dish Served in Cast Iron Skillet
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Caprese Chicken Skillet

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 3 Servings
Calories 140 kcal
Author Chad Montano


  • 2-3 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 large tomatoes sliced
  • 1 8 oz. fresh mozzarella ball, sliced
  • 1 pkg. basil leaves
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 Tbsp. butter
  • Balsamic glaze
  • Oregano
  • Salt and pepper
  • Olive oil


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Season chicken with olive oil, salt, pepper and oregano. Let sit for 10 minutes at room temperature.
  3. In large skillet over medium-high heat, heat 1 Tbsp. of olive oil. Add chicken and cook 2-3 minutes, allowing it to brown and build a crust.
  4. After a few minutes, flip chicken. Add butter and garlic to pan. Top chicken with two slices each of tomato and mozzarella.
  5. Place skillet in oven. Bake 8-10 minutes or until chicken reaches 165 internally. (Note: If desired, place chicken under broiler for last 2 minutes.)
  6. Arrange chicken on plate. Drizzle with balsamic glaze and top with fresh basil.

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Nutrition Facts
Caprese Chicken Skillet
Amount Per Serving
Calories 140 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 3g15%
Trans Fat 0.2g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Cholesterol 59mg20%
Sodium 126mg5%
Potassium 484mg14%
Carbohydrates 4g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 17g34%
Vitamin A 849IU17%
Vitamin C 13mg16%
Calcium 19mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.