Lean and Green Caprese Chicken

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Feb 28, 2021 | Jump to Instructions

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Caprese Chicken
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Chicken Caprese is a mouthwatering recipe that's a perfect spring or summer meal. The combination of mozzarella, tomatoes, fresh basil and perfectly grilled chicken can't be beat. Plus, add some balsamic vinegar for a little pop to make this meal one you'll want to make again and again. Easy to prepare and a favorite that's sure to help keep you on plan!

Would your family eat
Italian
food at almost every meal? Complete this lean and green
Caprese Chicken
recipe and you will have made a
Italian
entree that is absolutely amazing, keeps you on plan and satisfies your cravings!

 

Difficulty
Easy
Servings
4
Cooking Time
15 minutes
Prep Time
15 minutes

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Lean & Green Caprese Chicken Ingredients

  • 2 tsp Olive Oil
  • 2 medium Garlic Cloves Minced
  • 2 cup Grape Tomatoes Cubed
  • 3 tbsp Balsamic Vinegar
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 1/4 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1/2 cup Fresh Basil Chopped
  • 1 lbs Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast Butterflied
  • 2 cup Reduced-Fat Mozzarella Cheese Shredded

Lean & Green Caprese Chicken Instructions

  1. Butterfly the chicken breast(s) and pound very thin (1/8 to 1/4 inch thick)
  2. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add garlic and stir for one minute.
  3. Add tomatoes, balsamic vinegar, salt and pepper. Cover and cook for 8-10 minutes until tomatoes have softened.
  4. Remove from heat and stir in fresh basil.
  5. Grill or sauté chicken breasts over medium-high heat for a few minutes on each side until fully cooked and juices flow clear.
  6. Transfer to a baking sheet and turn oven to broil.
  7. Top chicken with tomato mixture and mozzarella cheese, similar to how you would top a pizza.
  8. Place baking sheet into oven to broil for 2-5 minutes or until the mozzarella is melted.

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Hello! I see this makes 4 servings. On the 5&1 does that mean we should portion out a 1/4 from this recipe? Or should we follow the lean guide (6 oz chicken) and portion out each food item? 

 

thanks!

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In reply to by Kara (not verified)

So if you use 1lb of chicken then it will give you 4 portions.

Hello! I see this makes 4 servings. On the 5&1 does that mean we should portion out a 1/4 from this recipe? Or should we follow the lean guide (6 oz chicken) and portion out each food item? 

 

thanks!

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In reply to by Kara (not verified)

It’s only 4 oz because the 2oz of cheese counts at a protein

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