This Chicken Caprese with Paleo Balsamic Reduction is an ideal dish for a healthy dinner or lunch! This recipe is so simple and inexpensive, while also tasting like a gourmet delicacy. This low-maintenance recipe takes under an hour to prepare and will feed a family of four or five. Do yourself a favor and experience this renowned Italian dish made sinless and delicious!
Have you ever fantasized about a recipe—wondering if it tasted as good as it actually looked? I know I have. Chicken Caprese was a dish I always wanted to try! It seemed so fancy, but when it came down to it, I found out how simple is was. Introducing Chicken Caprese with Paleo Balsamic Reduction!
My food fantasies weren’t the only culprits behind the sinless creation of this dish. My dad gave me a thriving basil plant, which exploded my mind with the possibilities of basil. In that case, I knew what was on the menu.
You know how we were talking about food tasting as good as it looks?
Well, I can accurately answer “YES!!” with this Chicken Caprese with Paleo Balsamic Reduction. It’s unbelievably yummy! Anything involving melty cheese seems to be a winner.
The reason why I chose to post this recipe during February is because I believe it’s a perfect dinner to make for someone you love. Instead of posting my filet mignon recipe (mmhmm), I decided to go unique. It seems EVERYBODY makes steak for a special dinner. There’s no problem with that, but, hey, why not make Chicken Caprese with Paleo Balsamic Reduction?
What I love about this recipe is that it tastes so fresh. I feel like I’m straight outta Italy when I prepare this! I’m a sucker for all natural, fresh ingredients and the flavors really envelope your tastebuds in this meal.
The tender seasoned chicken is blanketed with melty, real mozzarella cheese, a slice of lightly cooked tomato off the vine, and a fresh basil leaf. The combo is a party in your mouth!
Let’s not forget the component that makes this meal complete—the Paleo balsamic reduction. The light sweetness of maple syrup added to the balsamic vinegar really uniforms everything for this Chicken Caprese with Paleo Balsamic Reduction recipe. No refined sugar here!
Believe it or not this is a meal that you can easily prepare even on the busiest of days. It only takes about forty minutes!
Plus, it will make you elated, draining all your stress away—who doesn’t like indulging in a delicious meal after a long, hard day? Especially when it’s a people pleaser dish.
I know Valentine’s Day is over, but it’s never out of season to celebrate love! 💗
If you prepare this recipe, I’d love nothing more than to hear what you think about it, and to take a picture! Be sure to tag me. 😘 #sabrinassinlesssecrets #TripleS #becausesinlessisdelicious
By the way, yesterday was my 23rd birthday and I received this amazing gift from my parents!! 😍
Her name—Kandy Sinless. I didn’t get a chance to even contemplate a name; my family had already chosen it (predominately Michael). 😂 I said I thought Kandy sounded pretty promiscuous, but I guess there’s some truth to that—there’s nothing Kandy can’t or won’t do. 😏 I’m so excited to welcome her to the Sabrina’s Sinless Secrets team!! I see some yummy creations in the near future!
Thank you again, Mom and Dad, for this incredible gift! Love you guys!! 🤗❤️❤️
- 4-5 boneless skinless organic chicken breasts, room temperature (about 2 lbs.)
- ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 2-3 garlic cloves, finely minced or 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- ¾ teaspoon Italian seasoning
- ½ teaspoon parsley flakes
- ½ teaspoon kosher salt (or to taste)
- ½ teaspoon black pepper (or to taste)
- 4-5 fresh basil leaves
- 4-5 slices of tomatoes off the vine (can sub another tomato of choice)
- 4-5 slices all natural, fresh mozzarella (not bagged—the real stuff!) (I use a ball of Belgioioso Fresh Mozzarella)
- ¼ cup balsamic vinegar
- 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup
- Preheat the oven to 350°F and line a baking dish large enough to fit the chicken with foil.
- Next, place all the spices for the chicken in a bowl and whisk to combine.
- Coat the chicken evenly with the olive oil and sprinkle the spices evenly over the front and back of the chicken breasts.
- Transfer the chicken to the baking pan and into the oven. Cook until it reaches at least 165°F at the thickest point of the chicken (about 40 minutes depending on the thickness of your chicken breasts), but we have a few steps to do while it’s cooking!
- When you have about twenty minutes left of cooking time, start on the balsamic reduction, adding the balsamic vinegar and maple syrup in a small saucepan.
- Let the mixture simmer for about 15 minutes or until thickened and reduced.
- Then, in the last 5 minutes of cooking, turn the oven up to 450°F and top each chicken breast with a slice of mozzarella cheese and a thin slice of tomato. If you’d like, you can also put the basil leaves on, but they will shrivel and get a little browned. I prefer to top my chicken with uncooked basil for aesthetic purposes, but it’s delicious both ways!
- The cheese should begin melting down the sides of the chicken breasts and the tomatoes should be softened. Remove from the oven and let rest for about 5-10 minutes. Top each with a fresh basil leaf.
- Serve each with a drizzle of Paleo balsamic reduction! Enjoy! 🙂