Succulent Caprese Stuffed Chicken

Looking to add an Italian twist to your dinner? The Caprese Stuffed Chicken is a perfect fusion of flavorful herbs, ripe tomatoes, and smooth mozzarella nestled within tender chicken breasts. This dish is not only delectable but also presents beautifully, making it an excellent choice for both family dinners and entertaining guests. In about 30 minutes, you’ll have a dish that’s sure to impress!


  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 ripe tomatoes, sliced
  • 1 ball fresh mozzarella cheese, sliced
  • Fresh basil leaves
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Balsamic glaze, for drizzling


  1. Begin by preheating your oven to 400°F (200°C).
  2. Prepare the chicken breasts by making a pocket in each one. Carefully cut a slit horizontally through the thickest part of the breast, ensuring not to cut through completely.
  3. Season the inside and outside of the chicken breasts with salt and pepper.
  4. Stuff each chicken breast with slices of tomato, mozzarella cheese, and a few basil leaves. If needed, use toothpicks to secure the opening.
  5. Heat olive oil in a large ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat. Add minced garlic and sauté until fragrant.
  6. Place the stuffed chicken breasts in the skillet and sear each side for 2-3 minutes until golden brown, creating a flavorful crust.
  7. Transfer the skillet to the preheated oven and bake the chicken for 20-25 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through and no longer pink in the middle. An internal temperature should reach 165°F (74°C).
  8. Once done, allow the chicken to rest for a few minutes before serving. This will help retain the juices and ensure a moist chicken breast.
  9. Drizzle with balsamic glaze and garnish with additional fresh basil leaves just before serving.

Serving suggestion: Pair the Caprese Stuffed Chicken with a side of mixed greens, roasted vegetables, or a light pasta salad to complete this Italian-inspired meal. Enjoy!

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