Caprese Chicken #sp

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March 29, 2015Danita


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Caprese Chicken #sp

We eat a lot of chicken so I’m always looking for new chicken recipes.  Recently, I was introduced to the Mezzetta Everything Spreads.   They’re called “Everything Spread” because that’s what you can do with them….Everything! The spreads are available in four mouthwatering flavors.  I chose Garlic & Parmesan as well as Sun-Dried Tomato & Basil.  

The Garlic & Parmesan was just crying our for some yummy bread to spread it over, while the aroma of spices in the Sun-Dried Tomato & Basil screamed, “Chicken and Pasta!”  Of course, what goes better with chicken and pasta than cheese?  Pretty soon my husband had helped me come up with this amazing dish!      

Once we got it all put together we decided it reminded us of Caprese Salad, a traditional Italian salad made with sliced fresh mozzarella, tomatoes and basil, seasoned with salt and olive oil.  Originally, it was made to resemble the colors in the Italian flag (red, white and green).  In Italy it is usually served as an antipasto (starter) not a side dish but with the help of Mezzetta, Caprese Chicken is a perfect quick and easy weeknight dinner.  

For a great side with this meal try a little of the Sun-Dried Tomato & Basil spread on pasta.  Serve the Caprese Chicken over the pasta allowing some of the yummy melted fresh mozzarella to spill over onto the pasta…..DELICIOUS! 

Use the Garlic & Parmesan on your favorite bread. Toast under the broiler and you have a complete meal! 

Here’s the Recipe:

  • 2-3 large boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • Mezzetta Sun-Dried Tomato & Basil Spread
  • 1/4 tsp Italian Seasoning
  • Olive Oil – enough to just cover the bottom of skillet
  • Fresh mozzarella cheese – sliced
  • Fresh basil leaves – 1 for each piece of chicken
  • Oven proof skillet 

Caprese Chicken #sp

Preheat oven to 375 degrees

Cut chicken into reasonably sized portions

To allow for more even cooking, pound any thicker pieces to match the rest in thickness

Sprinkle with Italian seasoning

Caprese Chicken #sp

Heat olive oil over medium high heat in oven proof skillet

Add chicken and brown well on both sides

When browned, place skillet (with chicken) directly into oven to finish cooking

Cook until completely done 15-30 minutes, depending on thickness of chicken

Caprese Chicken #sp

Generously spread both sided of chicken with Mezzetta Sun-Dried Tomato and Basil Everything Spread

Caprese Chicken #sp

Top with fresh mozzarella slices and return to oven for a couple of minutes to allow cheese to slightly melt

Caprese Chicken #sp

Remove from oven and top with fresh basil leaf

Serve immediately

Find out more about Mezzetta Everything Spreads by clicking here!

Caprese Chicken Mezzetta #sp

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Caprese Chicken
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
30 min
Total Time
40 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
30 min
Total Time
40 min
Ingredients
  1. 2-3 large boneless skinless chicken breasts
  2. Mezzetta Sun-Dried Tomato & Basil Spread
  3. 1/4 tsp Italian Seasoning
  4. Olive Oil – enough to just cover the bottom of skillet
  5. Fresh mozzarella cheese – sliced
  6. Fresh basil leaves – 1 for each piece of chicken
  7. Oven proof skillet
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees
  2. Cut chicken into reasonably sized portions
  3. To allow for more even cooking, pound any thicker pieces to match the rest in thickness
  4. Sprinkle with Italian seasoning
  5. Heat olive oil over medium high heat in oven proof skillet
  6. Add chicken and brown well on both sides
  7. When browned, place skillet chicken directly into oven to finish cooking
  8. Cook until completely done 15-30 minutes, depending on thickness of chicken
  9. Generously spread both sided of chicken with Mezzetta Sun-Dried Tomato and Basil Everything Spread
  10. Top with fresh mozzarella slices and return to oven for a couple of minutes to allow cheese to slightly melt
  11. Remove from oven and top with fresh basil leaf
  12. Serve immediately
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18 Comments

  • susitravl

    April 4, 2015 at 12:31 PM

    I want to try the Savory Garlic

  • Jaclyn Reynolds

    April 3, 2015 at 8:02 AM

    Savory Garlic would be my first choice to try!

  • Lauren

    April 2, 2015 at 9:44 AM

    I would like to try the savory garlic.

  • loriwnac

    March 31, 2015 at 2:13 PM

    Recipe sounds just great! Itching to try the Olive Parmesan Garlic Spread! YUM!

  • Ashley Kolpak

    March 31, 2015 at 6:42 AM

    I want to try the sun dried tomato and basil! cricketlady29@hotmail.com

  • LynneMarie

    March 30, 2015 at 9:38 PM

    I want to try the Sundried Tomato & Basil.

  • David

    March 30, 2015 at 5:13 PM

    We eat a lot of spicy food in our house. If it were deemed normal, my wife would probably add spice to her cereal. For that reason, I think the red hot chili pepper variety would be the preferred variety in our home.

  • stephaniesclark

    March 30, 2015 at 2:47 PM

    definitely saving this one and planning to cook!

  • Diana

    March 30, 2015 at 12:08 PM

    This looks amazing!! I haven’t seen their spreads before, this one sounds and looks really good. Chicken is my go to so I’m pinning this recipe!

  • Teresa

    March 30, 2015 at 1:27 AM

    Probably Savory Garlic but this recipe sounds.really yummy. Thanks for sharing.

  • Linda Edwards

    March 29, 2015 at 8:38 PM

    This Chicken Caprese looks amazing!! Savory Garlic would definitely be my first choice… Or… the Sun-dried Tomato Basil… I am so bad at making decisions! I’d have to open them all and make myself a variety plate. LOL!

  • Wendi Spraker

    March 29, 2015 at 6:42 PM

    I got so excited about your recipe – I forgot to reply which spread looks the best to me. I would definitely want to try the savory garlic!! I can think of so many things to do with all of them!!!

  • Renee

    March 29, 2015 at 3:43 PM

    I love caprese anything, so I’ll definitely be trying this recipe!!

  • Nicole @ Or Whatever You Do

    March 29, 2015 at 2:09 PM

    Those everything spreads look fantastic! I love those kinds of items that can really make dishes like this a snap. Beautiful pictures!

  • pam (Sidewalk Shoes)

    March 29, 2015 at 12:24 PM

    Love caprese anything! I think the red hot chili pepper sounds good!

  • Lisa Evanoff

    March 29, 2015 at 11:24 AM

    Savory Garlic for sure!

  • Kate@Diethood

    March 29, 2015 at 10:04 AM

    Caprese is my absolute favorite so no doubt that I would really, reaaaallllly enjoy this chicken!

  • Wendi Spraker

    March 29, 2015 at 9:05 AM

    Wow! That recipe looks delicious! Also appears to be pretty easy to do – I could probably pull that off on a weeknight even! Thank you for sharing! ~ wendi from loavesanddishes.net

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