Caprese Margherita Chicken


  • 2 pounds chicken breasts
  • 3 cups balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 3/4 cup pesto
  • 2 tomatoes, sliced
  • 16oz ball fresh mozzarella, sliced
  • fresh basil leaves


Cut chicken in half to reduce thickness if breasts are very plump.  Puncture chicken with fork to help absorb marinade.  Place in ziploc bag and add balsamic vinegar until covered.  Drizzle olive oil into bag and incorporate well.  Zip up bag and refrigerate for 4 hours to overnight. I suggest placing it in a bowl in case of leaks.  Please note: the longer the chicken marinates, the stronger the balsamic vinegar will be.  I prefer it overnight, whereas my husband prefers 6-8 hours.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  Line baking sheet with foil and place chicken breasts on it.  Bake for 15 minutes.

While the chicken is baking cut up tomatoes and mozzarella.

When chicken is done spoon 1 tablespoon of pesto onto each breast.

Layer tomato and basil on top.

Finish the layering with a slice of mozzarella.  Place back in oven for about 10-15 minutes, until cheese is melted and chicken is done.



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  • This sounds (and looks) amaizng! I just started a cleanse for 30 days, and I’ve been looking for lots of healthy recipes, I think I’m going to try this!

  • I’ll definitely be attempting this… looks amazing!

  • YUM! Totally just pinned this 🙂

  • That looks so good. I love pesto!

  • This looks so good! Great dinner idea!

  • Looks delish!!!

  • I love pretty much anything Caprese!

    Yum! Have to try this!

  • Oh my goodness this looks wonderful What a wonderful way to combine the classic-ness of chicken with the deliciousness of caprese. Great idea. Thank you.

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  • This looks delish and love that it looks super easy and quick!!

    Jayme @ Her Late Night Cravings

  • This recipe looks absolutely mouth-watering!! YUM! My Italian family would kill for this, I am definitely going to try this at home 🙂

    XO Jenna

  • that looks sos yummy! definitely going to have to try it!

  • I definitely want to try this! Any suggestions on what to serve it with?

  • I am so all over caprese anything…even just the caprese on its own. So yum. Bread, pesto, tomato, cheese, what’s not to love 🙂
    New reader/follower. Cheers glam mom!

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