Easy Caprese Chicken
This Easy Caprese Chicken recipe with tomato, mozzarella and basil bakes on a sheet pan or in the air fryer in just 20 minutes. A light, quick summer dinner!
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts thin, about 1 to 1.5 pounds
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning mix
- 4 slices fresh mozzarella cheese
- 4 slices tomato
- 4 large basil leaves sliced
- additional drizzle of olive oil and pinch of salt and pepper, to taste
Preheat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit
Add olive oil to a large sheet pan.
Place chicken breasts on sheet pan, and rub some olive oil over chicken. Season with sea salt, pepper, garlic powder and Italian seasoning
Bake for 18 to 20 minutes or until chicken is 165 degrees internally and juices run clear
Remove chicken from oven, and place a slice of mozzarella cheese and tomato on each chicken breast. Return to oven and allow cheese to melt slightly. You can turn oven off so that chicken won't over cook
Remove chicken from oven, drizzle with additional olive oil, then top with sliced basil leaves and a pinch of sea salt and pepper, if desired. Serve immediately
Air Fryer instructions
Rub chicken breasts with olive oil, and season both sides. Air fry at 390 degrees for 18 minutes or until internal temperature is 165. Air fryer times may vary. Top with mozzarella, tomatoes and basil and
Top with mozzarella, tomatoes and basil, plus additional olive oil, salt and pepper, and serve. If you have an Instant Pot Vortex plus or Omni plus or similar oven style air fryer, you can use the bake feature or return to air fryer to allow cheese to melt using keep warm or bake feature.
Thin chicken breasts that are about the same size will cook in 18 to 20 minutes. If using larger ones, bake time will be longer.
Use shredded mozzarella cheese if you can't find fresh mozzarella.
Calories: 252kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 95mg | Sodium: 892mg | Potassium: 504mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 471IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 151mg | Iron: 1mg