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Balsamic Caprese Chicken Skillet

Balsamic Caprese Chicken Skillet is a one pan dinner that comes together in less than 30 minutes! You'll love the flavorful fresh tomato sauce and basil. Paleo and Whole30 options!

Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Diet GlutenFreeDiet
Keyword Keto
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 398 kcal
Author Amy Rains


  • 4 tbsp grass fed butter or ghee divided
  • 3 large cloves of garlic crushed
  • 4 medium to large chicken breast
  • 1.5 lbs cherry tomatoes
  • 4 tbsp good quality balsamic vinegar
  • 6 oz buffalo mozzarella cheese* cut into 1/4 inch thick slices
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil chopped
  • Salt to taste


  1. Prepare the chicken breast by pounding to less than 1 inch thick. Set aside.

  2. Begin by heating a large skillet pan to medium high heat. Once the pan is hot, add 2 tbsp of butter and crushed garlic. Simmer for about 1 minute until the garlic is fragrant and the butter is golden.

  3. Add chicken breast. Cook on each side for 2 minutes, until the chicken is golden. It will not be cooked through, set aside for later.

  4. Add the other 2 tbsp of butter to the pan, then toss in the cherry tomatoes. Cover the pan, and cook the tomatoes for another 5-7 minutes or until the tomatoes are softened and can be pressed down to make a thick sauce. Mix in 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar and salt.

  5. Add the chicken back to the pan and cover. Cook for another 2-3 minutes or until chicken is almost cooked through.

  6. Place mozzarella slices on top of the chicken and cover. Simmer for another few minutes until the cheese is melted.
  7. Drizzle with remaining balsamic and add fresh basil. Serve warm on top of a salad, with crusty bread, or with pasta.

Recipe Notes

*Use avocado in place of mozzarella for a dairy free version.

Nutrition Facts
Balsamic Caprese Chicken Skillet
Amount Per Serving
Calories 398 Calories from Fat 198
% Daily Value*
Fat 22g34%
Saturated Fat 14g88%
Cholesterol 89mg30%
Sodium 648mg28%
Potassium 1248mg36%
Carbohydrates 8g3%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 41g82%
Vitamin A 1695IU34%
Vitamin C 42mg51%
Calcium 253mg25%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.