Easy Caprese chicken

Easy Caprese chicken

Succulent chicken breasts cooked in a rich tomato sauce topped with oozy mozzarella and fresh basil. This Caprese chicken is perfect for weeknight dinners.
Course Chicken, Dinner, Easy Recipe, Gluten free, Weeknight
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Author Alida Ryder


  • 4 skinless de-boned chicken breasts
  • 1 x 400g 14oz can chopped tomatoes
  • 2 garlic cloves thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons fresh basil sliced
  • 1 cup grated mozzarella
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • fresh basil to serve


  • Pre-heat the oven to 200ºc/400ºf.
  • In a hot oven-proof frying pan, add a splash of oil then brown the chicken on both sides, seasoning well with salt and pepper.
  • Remove the chicken from the pan and set aside.
  • Add the tomatoes, garlic and basil to the pan and allow to simmer for 2-3 minutes.
  • Add the chicken back to the pan and top with the mozzarella.
  • Place in the oven and allow to cook for 10-15 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven and top with fresh basil.
  • Serve.