Caprese Balsamic Grilled Chicken is an easy and healthy dinner that’s perfect for those sweet summer tomatoes! Balsamic marinated chicken breasts, thick slices of tomatoes, basil, fresh mozzarella all drizzled with balsamic glaze. What’s not to love?!
It’s the first full week of school here in Denver and I’m sure many of you could use an easy dinner to make this week. Since the weather is still gorgeous you might as well keep on grilling and make this Caprese Balsamic Grilled Chicken!
The tomatoes that I’m growing in my garden are finally turning red and are edible. So far I’ve only been able to pick the cherry tomatoes, which are not what I used in this recipe. I’ve only been picking a handful at a time and usually they don’t even make it inside before I’ve eaten them all.
The larger variety of tomatoes that I planted this year are looking good, but they’re still green. Hopefully in a couple more weeks they’ll be ready to pick. We’ve had two hail storms in the last couple weeks, which took out a some of the branches on my tomato plants, but for the most part they were somehow spared. My basil plant was another story, total goner. Luckily, herbs are easy to replace since I grow mine in pots.
When I decided to create this recipe for Caprese Balsamic Grilled Chicken I wanted to set mine apart from all the other recipes out there. Instead of just seasoning my chicken with salt and pepper before grilling it, I decided to give it a boost of flavor and use this easy balsamic marinade that I used when I made my Tomato Basil Pasta with Balsamic Grilled Chicken.
The chicken will have maximum flavor if you let it work it’s magic overnight, but if you forget, even a few hours in the marinade will do wonders for it.
During the last couple minutes of grilling top the chicken with thick tomato slices, a few basil leaves and slices for fresh mozzarella. I love the way fresh mozzarella melts, it’s so gooey and way more flavor than the block style cheese.
Serve the Caprese Balsamic Grilled Chicken drizzled with balsamic glaze and a side dish of your choice. I served ours with this White Bean, Artichoke and Tomato Salad and it was a delicious combination. Enjoy!
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