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Caprese chicken thighs on a spatula.

Caprese Chicken Thighs

Learn how to cook mouthwatering caprese chicken thigh skillet topped with delicious mozzarella, tomatoes and balsamic glaze.
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American, Italian, keto
Keyword: balsamic chicken thighs, balsamic glaze, basil, chicken thighs, mozzarella cheese, tomatoes
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 297kcal
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Equipment

small bowl
ovenproof skillet
kitchen spatula
knife and cutting board

Ingredients
 

  • 6 boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • 2 tsps Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • pinch of black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon oil - olive oil or avocado oil
  • 3 tablespoon garlic - minced
  • ¼ cup balsamic glaze
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes
  • 8 oz fresh mozzarella

Garnish:

  • fresh basil - chiffonade

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 400ºF.
  • raw chicken thighs on a plate
    Drizzle ½ teaspoon of oil on each chicken thigh.
  • Seasoning on chicken thighs.
    Sprinkle Italian seasoning evenly over each thigh.
  • Using your hands, rub in the seasoning to coat all sides of the chicken.
  • Chicken thighs in a skillet.
    Heat an ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat. Place the chicken into the pan once the oil is hot. Sear each side until golden brown, about 4 minutes on each side.
  • Balsamic glaze poured over chicken in a skillet.
    First add garlic around the chicken and cook for about 1 minute. Then add balsamic glaze, and stir to combine glaze and garlic.
  • Turn chicken to coat in the glaze.
  • tomatoes added to the chicken thighs
    Add ½ cup of whole cherry tomatoes around the chicken thighs.
  • Transfer the pan to the oven. Cook for about 20 minutes, until the internal chicken temperature is 160ºF.
  • Melted cheese on chicken.
    Top with mozzarella cheese and return to the oven to melt the mozzarella. Remove from the oven when mozzarella is melted and the internal temperature of the chicken is 165ºF.
  • Drizzled balsamic and basil on caprese chicken.
    Slice the remaining tomatoes and garnish chicken with freshly sliced tomatoes and basil.
  • Spoon some of the glaze from the pan over the chicken.

Notes

Recipe Notes:
  • Use boneless skinless thighs that are defrosted. Do not use frozen thighs.
  • You can use store bought or homemade balsamic glaze. Give our quick and easy balsamic reduction recipe a try!
  • Fresh mozzarella slices are perfect for this recipe but if you want to buy mozzarella to shred, buy low moisture mozzarella.

Nutrition

Calories: 297kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 137mg | Sodium: 729mg | Potassium: 384mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 416IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 222mg | Iron: 2mg
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