Stuffed Caprese Chicken | An Easy Chicken Recipe

This Caprese Chicken is out of control flavor packed! Stuffed with tomato, mozzarella, and pesto, then topped with fresh basil and Parmesan this EASY chicken recipe will soon be in your weeknight dinner rotation!

Make sure to try my MEGA popular MIYM Chicken recipe too!

Caprese Chicken in a baking dish garnished with basil

Stuffed Caprese Chicken Breasts Are An Easy Chicken Recipe!

If you’re looking for an easy, but totally delish chicken recipe that is as perfect for a weeknight dinner as it is for impressing guests, my Hasselback-style Stuffed Chicken Caprese is PERFECT! This Caprese Chicken is packed with flavors, but is simple and quick to make.

In a nutshell, this dish is simply chicken breasts sliced and stuffed with pesto, fresh tomatoes, and fresh mozzarella topped with Parmesan cheese and a little fresh basil! I love this elegant dish in summertime when the tomatoes are perfectly ripe, but honestly since you are cooking the tomatoes you can enjoy this all year long…even when tomatoes aren’t at their peak!

Easy Chicken Recipes Are Always Welcome!

We eat a lot of chicken in my household. It’s an easy protein to cook and get creative with. Whether it’s a simple chicken marinade or a chicken casserole, chicken is a versatile ingredient that my whole family enjoys. Here are a few more chicken recipes you might like:

Hasselback Caprese Chicken in a baking dish

What Is Caprese?

This recipe is a spin on the classic Italian Caprese Salad, which is sliced tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, and basil, seasoned with salt, pepper, olive oil, and maybe even some balsamic vinegar. The red, white, and green color profile of the ingredients is reminiscent of the colors of the Italian flag. The salad originated from the island of Capri, off the coast of Naples and Caprese Salad literally translates to salad of Capri!

I’ve taken that flavor profile and added in boneless, skinless chicken breasts to make it a fresh, but filling meal.

Chicken Caprese Ingredients

These great thing about this chicken recipe is that you really don’t have to be too exact or precise with any of the ingredients. You can make as few or as many “slits” in the tops of the chicken breasts to stuff as you would like, although I always try to make as many as I can because I love the flavors of the pesto, tomato, and cheese! (Find the full recipe at the bottom of the post!)

  • Boneless chicken breasts. I generally use about 1 1/2 pounds of chicken. I prefer a larger-size chicken breast for this recipe, as it allows me to make more slits to stuff with the tomato, cheese, and pesto!
  • Salt
  • Italian seasoning
  • Fresh mozzarella cheese. Buy the kind that comes in a log so you can slice it easily!
  • Roma tomatoes. These are also known as plum tomatoes. But you can honestly use any tomatoes that are in season or you have on hand!
  • Pesto. Feel free to use store-bought or homemade!
  • Parmesan cheese
  • Fresh basil
  • Balsamic vinegar or glaze. I prefer using balsamic glaze if I have it because the flavor is sweet and rich, plus it really makes a pretty drizzle! BUT when I’m out a little balsamic vinegar splashed on top is great too!

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