One thing I can't get enough of in the summer is fresh, juicy, perfectly ripe tomatoes. I love dishes that feature tomatoes as the star. Keep reading for my Caprese Chicken recipe...
4 skinless chicken breasts
salt & pepper
1 tablespoon olive oil
3 large garlic cloves, minced (I just used jarred minced garlic)
4 roma tomatoes (any tomato will work)
10 large basil leaves, finely chopped
8 oz fresh mozzarella, sliced in 1/2 inch thick slices
balsamic vinegar, to taste
Salt and pepper both sides of the chicken breasts and set aside.
I decided to grill my chicken breasts, but you could also saute or bake them.
While chicken is cooking, in a medium sauté pan over medium-high heat, heat 1 tablespoon olive oil. Add garlic and cook for about 1 minute, or until fragrant. Add tomatoes and continue sautéing until tomatoes skin starts to soften/wrinkle, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in basil. Set aside.
Once chicken has reached desired doneness, top each chicken breast with 2 slices of mozzarella and let sit on covered grill until cheese has melted. Plate chicken and pour tomato mixture on top. Drizzle with a bit of balsamic vinegar and serve.
Check out this post to see how I cooked these beautifully colored heirloom carrots.