healthy caprese chicken pasta in a bowl

Caprese Chicken Pasta

Healthy pasta lovers, this one’s for you! A Caprese Chicken Pasta that packs 51g of protein per serving and all those delicious caprese flavors you love. Plus, it’s perfect for meal prep!

Prep: 15 minutesCook: 20 minutesTotal: 35 minutes
Fat 24 Carbs 14 Protein 51
Yield 4 servings 1x


  • 2.5 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1.5 lb. chicken breast, diced
  • 4 cloves garlic, smashed and minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt, separated
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper, separated
  • 12 oz. cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1.5 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 cup dry white wine
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 8 oz. mozzarella balls, halved
  • 6 oz. penne pasta (any kind)
  • 1 cup fresh basil, chopped


  1. First, fill a large pot with water and bring it to a boil over high heat. Add penne pasta and cook until the pasta is al dente. Strain the pasta and set it aside until later.
  2. Heat a large dutch oven over medium/high heat. Add olive oil.
  3. When olive oil is fragrant, add the chicken, garlic, 1/8 teaspoon salt, and 1/8 teaspoon pepper to the pot and cook for 4-5 minutes.
  4. Next, when chicken is partially cooked, add cherry tomatoes to the pot and cook the tomatoes, chicken, and garlic together until the tomatoes begin to stew (about 5 minutes).
  5. Add the balsamic vinegar, white wine, butter, and the rest of the salt and pepper to the pot, mix well,  and let the liquid reduce by half (about 10 minutes).
  6. Remove the sauce from the heat and toss the noodles and mozzarella balls with the sauce.
  7. Add basil to the pasta right before serving, toss, and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/4 recipe Calories: 482 Sugar: 4 Sodium: 268 Fat: 24 Carbohydrates: 14 Fiber: 2 Protein: 51 Cholesterol: 133
Author: Linley RichterCategory: PastaMethod: Stove TopCuisine: Italian

Keywords: caprese chicken pasta

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