Caprese Stuffed Chicken Breast

Grilling season is just around the corner! What better way to celebrate than with a healthy, fresh grilling recipe. This is a quick and easy recipe to begin the grilling season that brings fresh, Mediterranean flavors to your grill.

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Ingredients

Caprese Stuffed Chicken Breast

  • 4-4-ounce raw chicken breasts

Caprese Stuffing

  • 1 cup diced cherry tomatoes
  • ½ cup (4 oz) finely diced fresh mozzarella cheese
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh basil
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

Balsamic Glaze

  • 2 Tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 Tablespoon brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano leaf
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

 

Directions

  1. Cut a pocket about three quarters of the way through on the thickest side of each chicken breast, being careful not to cut all the way through.
  2. In a small bowl, combine ingredients for stuffing.
  3. In a separate small bowl, whisk together ingredients for glaze. Set aside.
  4. Stuff each chicken breast with ¼ of caprese stuffing mixture.
  5. Place stuffed chicken breast on grill or grill plan lined with foil. Brush chicken breast with glaze and cook for 6-7 minutes. Flip chicken breast and brush cooked side with glaze and cook for another 6-7 minutes. Flip breasts and cook for 1-2 minutes longer or until internal temperature reaches 165°.

Nutrition Information

Serves 4

Per 1 chicken breast
Calories: 218
Total Fat:  7 g
    Saturated Fat:  3 g
Sodium:  430 mg
Total Carbohydrate:  22 g
    Dietary Fiber:  1 g
    Sugars:  6 g
Protein:  33 g