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Caprese Stuffed Balsamic Chicken

Make this Caprese Stuffed Chicken Breast recipe when you want to impress for dinner - without any fuss!
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mediterranean
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 349kcal
Author Nora Rusev

Ingredients

For the chicken:

  • 4 chicken breasts
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 8 slices mozzarella
  • 8 basil leaves
  • 8-12 sundried tomatoes packed in oil drained
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

For the sauce:

  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1-2 tablespoons brown sugar optional to cut the vinegar's acidity
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • Salt + pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Stuff chicken: Slice chicken breasts open to form a pocket (don't slice through compeletly!) and season with salt and pepper. Stuff with mozzarella, fresh basil and sundried tomatoes. Seal the chicken breast over the filling with the help of toothpicks (see post for sample photos).
  • Brown chicken: Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Brown chicken on either sie, then remove to a plate.
  • Make sauce: Pour chicken broth into the pan, scraping any browned bits off the bottom. Add remaining sauce ingredients and bring to a simmer.
  • Cook chicken: Place chicken back into the pan with the sauce. Reduce heat to medium, cover with a lid and simmer until chicken is done (about 10-15 minutes, depends on thickness of chicken!). Serve immediately.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 349kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 45.2g | Fat: 14.7g | Saturated Fat: 3.8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 126mg | Sodium: 389mg | Fiber: 0.5g | Sugar: 2.6g