Chicken Breast Caprese

Servings 6 servings


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 6 6-oz. boneless skinless chicken breast halves
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 14-oz. can tomato sauce
  • 6 basil leaves thinly sliced
  • 6 tablespoons shredded Italian cheese blend


  • Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a large skillet with a tight-fitting lid over medium-high heat. Season chicken with salt and pepper then add to the skillet and cook for 4 to 5 minutes per side or until browned; remove from skillet and set aside.
  • In the same skillet, heat 2 teaspoons of olive oil; add garlic and cook until soft. Add crushed red pepper flakes and tomato sauce then bring mixture to a simmer and cook for 10 minutes. Return chicken to the pan and check for seasoning.
  • Over each chicken breast half, sprinkle first the basil, then the cheese; baste each with some of the sauce. Cover and simmer for 10 minutes or until chicken is cooked through and cheese has melted. Serve immediately.


SERVING SUGGESTION: Angel Hair pasta and a big salad of mixed baby greens, sliced red onion and avocado, tossed with red wine vinaigrette.
VEGETARIAN: Use non-breaded faux chicken patties and adjust cooking time accordingly.
KOSHER: Omit the cheese.
GLUTEN FREE: Make sure tomato sauce is gluten free.
NUTRITION: Per Serving: 264 Calories; 8g Fat; 42g Protein; 5g Carbohydrate; 1g Dietary Fiber; 105mg Cholesterol; 540mg Sodium. Exchanges: 0 Grain(Starch); 5 1/2 Lean Meat; 1 Vegetable; 1 Fat.
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