Sunday, June 28, 2015

Change It Up With Caprese Chicken

I saw something somewhere (this seems to be my mantra lately, with no real idea of where I've seen anything) about Caprese Chicken and the wheels started turning.

I tried finding the actual recipe but I was taken down too many roads with too little time, so I winged it.

Well, I didn't use any chicken wings, actually, but I used chicken breasts.  So I breasted it?

That sounds terrible.

Here's what I did:

I chopped 4 plum tomatoes, some basil from my garden and some fresh mozzarella.

I added some balsamic vinegar and a touch of salt, mixed it and let it sit for a while.

I cut the chicken breasts into halves, which I would do  next time.  You'll see why.

I put the chicken breasts into a quick marinade of balsamic vinegar and some olive oil and let them sit for about a half hour, turning a few times.

I turned on the grill at medium to let it heat up while I went into the greenhouse and picked these greens.

My chard and beets were wildly waving their greenery (and redery) so I figured it would make a nice side.  I need to find a new way to use greens.  My cook them with onion and garlic and let them wilt routine is becoming a little too routine.

Once the grill was warm, I put the chicken breasts halves on to cook.  When they were done, I put a little of the caprese on top of them to melt the cheese a little.  This is why I won't cut them again.  They were a little too small and the tomatoes kept sliding off.   A bigger surface would have worked better.  I wanted them to cook sooner, thus the cutting.

This was a really flavorful and different way to serve chicken.  If these tomatoes had been from my garden or local, I would have been even happier!

I served rice as a side, nothing fancy, though!

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  1. Caprese is one of my favs. I haven't tried it with chicken, but you've convinced me:-) Thanks for linking up and sharing with us at Funtastic Friday.

  2. I am so looking forward to trying your 'change it up with Caprese Chicken" recipe. What a great change of pace, looks mouthwatering. Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop! I hope you’ll join us again next week!

    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick

  3. I love the flavor of caprese style dishes. We have plenty of chicken on hand to add this to our menu plan! Thanks for linking it up to Merry Monday!


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