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Grilled Chicken Caprese

This is a more fancy dish that is great to serve to guests, but the best part is how easy it is to make!


Yield: Makes 4 (4 ounce servings)


  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breast (chicken tenders work as well)
  • High-quality balsamic vinegar salad dressing
  • 10 ounces grape tomatoes, halved or sliced tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil, torn
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 (1-ounce) slices fresh mozzarella


  1. Place chicken in a gallon-sized sip-lock back and add enough salad dressing to cover the chicken breasts ( about 1 to 1 1/2 cups). Marinate in the refrigerator at least 4 hours but no longer than 24 hours.
  2. When ready to cook, preheat an outdoor grill. In a medium-sized bowl, gently combine halved tomatoes, garlic, and basil. Add olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Season to taste with salt and pepper and set aside.
  3. Lightly oil the grates of the grill and reduce the cooking temperature to medium. Place chicken breasts on the grill, close the lid, and cook for 7 minutes. Flip the chicken and cook for another 7 minutes.
  4. During the last 1-2 minutes, add a piece of fresh mozzarella to each chicken breast, close the lid, and allow cheese to melt. Remove from heat, top each chicken breast with the tomato-basil mixture, and serve immediately.

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