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Caprese-Style Chicken Breasts

By grandcanyon (GoodFood Community)
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  • Easy
  • Serves 4
Nice served with green vegetables or a salad.


  • 2 boneless chicken breasts (8oz each), sliced in half crosswise, yielding 4 pieces
  • Salt & black pepper to taste
  • 1 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • pinch red pepper flakes
  • 2 oz. freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 plum tomatoes, sliced into 8 slices each
  • 2 oz. part-skim mozzarella, shredded (can use any other cheese)
  • 2 oz. fresh basil, finely chopped


  • STEP 1
    Season chicken with salt & pepper. Heat olive oil in a large, wide, oven-proof pan over medium heat.
  • STEP 2
    Add garlic & chicken. Cook chicken 5 minutes per side, turning once, or until no longer pink.
  • STEP 3
    Sprinkle crushed red pepper flakes over the chicken, and sprinkle lemon juice over the top. Preheat grill.
  • STEP 4
    Top each piece of chicken with 4 tomato slices and 1/4 of mozzarella. Place under grill and grill until cheese is golden (about 3 minutes).
  • STEP 5
    Remove from grill and top with fresh basil. Serve with desired side dish.
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