Caprese Skillet Chicken

All your favorite caprese flavors in one dish! Sweet heirloom tomatoes break down into the perfect sauce for this sweet balsamic marinated chicken. Then topped with melty mozzarella and fresh basil, it’s perfect with pasta, mash, or rice on the side. We ate every bite, kid approved!

Serves 4

2 lbs of chicken (about 4 large)
4 heirloom tomatoes, rough chopped
Olive oil
6oz fresh mozzarella pearls, drained
Handful of Basil, chopped
1/4 cup balsamic
1/4 cup brown sugar
2 heaping tablespoons of mayo or olive oil
1 teaspoon of Dijon mustard
2 garlic cloves, minced
Salt & Pepper

Whisk all the ingredients for the marinade together in a bowl. Place the chicken in a dish or ziplock bag and pour the marinade over it, covering it well. Refrigerate for an hour up to the day before.

Preheat oven to 375 oven

Place a large oven-proof skillet over medium high heat. Add a couple tablespoons of olive oil. Once hot, brown the chicken on both sides for a minute of two in two batches, removing the chicken to a plate. Turn off the heat, and place the tomatoes in the bottom of the pan. Season well with salt and pepper. Nestle the chicken in the tomatoes and place the pan back in the oven. Cook for 15 minutes, then add the cheese to the top of the tomatoes and chicken, place back in the oven for another 10 minutes.

Sprinkle the pan with the basil and serve with pasta, mashed potatoes, polenta, or rice to enjoy all that delicious sauce.

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