The recipe Baked Chicken Caprese can be made in roughly 30 minutes. One portion of this dish contains approximately 50g of protein, 24g of fat, and a total of 649 calories. This recipe serves 4. For $4.06 per serving, this recipe covers 47% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. This recipe is liked by 1 foodies and cooks. This recipe is typical of Mediterranean cuisine. If you have skinless boneless chicken breasts, garlic powder, fresh mozzarella, and a few other ingredients on hand, you can make it. It works well as a main course. It is brought to you by Foodista. All things considered, we decided this recipe deserves a spoonacular score of 81%. This score is super. Baked Caprese Chicken Thighs, Baked Chicken Caprese with Pesto, and Balsamic Caprese Baked Chicken are very similar to this recipe.
Baked Chicken Caprese Instructions
Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
Rinse and pat dry each piece of chicken, making sure it is well-dried. Trim off all the fat or loose pieces of meat.
Sprinkle salt, pepper and garlic powder onto both sides of each chicken breast.
Add olive oil to saute pan on medium high heat, then add your chicken (cook in batches if needed).
Cook each breast for 3-4 minutes a side, until it has a golden sear on both sides.
Place the chicken in a 9x13 baking dish, and bake on the middle oven rack for 15 minutes at 450 degrees.
Cook pasta while the chicken is in the oven baking.
Remove baking dish and reduce oven to 350 degrees. Quickly spoon pasta sauce onto each piece, top with 2-3 pieces of fresh basil and one slice of fresh mozzarella. Return the chicken to the oven for 5 more minutes - or until the cheese has melted, Ensure chicken reaches a minimum internal temperature of 165 degrees.
Serve over pasta and garnish with remaining basil.
Recipe Notes: You can also garnish with fresh chopped tomatoes if desired.
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