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Chicken Caprese

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Our dietitian Nicole Moore loves her Chicken Caprese - and with good reason! Who can resist the combo of tasty chook and melted cheese? Not the DD Team, that's for sure! Try pairing with our Cucumber Salad which we've shared below.

Chicken Caprese

Juicy chicken, oozy mozzarella and Italian herbs combine to deliver a dinner dish that delights.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 10 minutes
Meal Type Dinner
Cuisine Italian
Servings 2 People

Ingredients
  

  • 500 g chicken breasts, boneless and skinless
  • 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tbsp pesto
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 8 slices mozzarella cheese, fresh
  • 2 large tomatoes
  • 8 basil leaves

Instructions
 

  • Pop the chicken breast into a freezer bag. Whisk together the balsamic vinegar, pesto, and olive oil. Pour the marinade over the chicken. Press the air out of the bag and leave for 60 minutes - 
it's even better if you can leave it overnight.

  • Preheat grill to medium-high and lightly brush the grate with olive oil. When hot place the marinated chicken onto the grate and grill for around 4-5 minutes each side until juices run clear. 

  • In the last two minutes layer sliced tomato, basil and mozzarella on top of the chicken breast. Place back under the grill and cook until the cheese is golden brown and bubbling.

Notes

Serve with a crisp summer salad, (such as our Cucumber Salad), roasted veggie such as zucchini, mushrooms and broccolini or a side of Cauliflower Fried Rice.

Nutrition (per serve)

Net Carbs: 9.5gProtein: 95gFat: 43.9gFiber: 2.2g
Keyword Cheese, Chicken, Mozarella, Quick, Tomato

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