Low-carb Caprese chicken

Low-carb Caprese chicken

With less that 5 main ingredients, dinner doesn’t get much easier than this low-carb caprese chicken. It has all the fresh and light flavors of summer, but is equally as delicious all year round.

Low-carb Caprese chicken

With less that 5 main ingredients, dinner doesn’t get much easier than this low-carb caprese chicken. It has all the fresh and light flavors of summer, but is equally as delicious all year round.
USMetric
4 servingservings

Ingredients

  • 1½ lbs 650 g chicken breast (without skin)chicken breasts (without skin)
  • 2 tbsp 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • ½ tsp ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp ½ tsp ground black pepper
  • 8 oz. (2 cups) 230 g (475 ml) fresh mozzarella cheese, sliced
  • 2 (8 oz.) 2 (230 g) Roma tomato, slicedRoma tomatoes, sliced
  • ¼ cup 60 ml fresh basil, cut into long, thin strips
  • 2 tbsp 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
Serving
  • 4 oz. (323 cups) 110 g (850 ml) baby spinach

Instructions

Instructions are for 4 servings. Please modify as needed.

  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C).
  2. Drizzle the olive oil over the chicken breasts on both sides. Combine the seasonings in a small bowl and then sprinkle over both sides of the chicken breasts. Refrigerate for 20 minutes.
  3. Heat a large ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat. Brown the chicken breasts on both sides, about 3 minutes each side.
  4. Transfer the skillet to the oven and bake for 20 minutes.
  5. Remove the skillet from the oven and top each chicken breast with fresh mozzarella and tomatoes. Return to the oven for 3 minutes.
  6. Top each chicken breast with fresh basil and drizzle with balsamic vinegar before serving. Serve with baby spinach.

Recommended special equipment

  • Large oven-proof skillet

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One comment

  1. Julie B
    Skip the oven part of this recipe unless you like your chicken dry & tough. The second time i made this without putting it in the oven was terrific.

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