Caprese Chicken Recipe

Anything caprese, has my name on it. The tomato, basil, mozzarella, balsamic combo is devine. What is the best canvas for those luscious flavors? Chicken. Pretty much anything goes with chicken and caprese is no exception. This recipe is super easy and gives you time to prepare other parts of your meal while it is in the oven.

Ingredient List

Serves 2
  • 2 chicken breasts
  • 1 TBSP basil pesto (store bought is fine)
  • 10 grape tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 3/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • salt and pepper
  • cooking spray

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Week 2: Day 2

Jan. 26 2015

Breakfast

Today I started simple with a smoothie. I don’t think I will ever be sick of smoothies, and I frequently have them for breakfast or to accompany my breakfast. This morning I made my Go-To smoothie, which I shared the recipe for earlier this morning. It’s a super simple recipe and a great base to work from to make other smoothies according to your own tastes.

Lunch

turkey pita

Pretty similar to yesterday’s lunch, but just as tasty. The classic carrots-ranch combo is always a pleaser for me. And I promise I eat way more carrots than ranch. The pita today was the same multi-grain, with colby jack cheese, turkey and pest¬†mayo. The pesto¬†mayo is the secret touch to this lunch that makes it feel a little fancy. I mix a little store bought basil pesto with some mayo and keep it in my fridge for days just like this. The pesto adds just enough oomph to the sandwich enhancing the flavor profile. A little pesto goes a long way, probably 1/2 tsp pesto to 1 tbsp of mayo.

Dinner

caprese chicken

Dinner today definitely took the crown for the best meal of the day. Tonight I made caprese chicken with broccoli. While broccoli may not be the most exciting addition to the meal, the chicken made up for it. Anything basil, mozzarella cheese, tomato, balsamic glaze is sure to make me happy. This chicken has a ton of flavors and feels indulgent, while still remaining light. I will have the recipe for the caprese chicken up later this week. I finished the broccoli with a little bearnaise finishing butter and salt.