Caprese Stuffed Chicken Breasts

These caprese stuffed chicken breasts are an easy, healthy dinner needing only a few ingredients!

Caprese Stuffed Chicken Breasts with Garlic Zoodle Pasta #healthy

Let me break it down for you. Mozzarella + Sun Dried Tomato + Basil + Chicken Breast = Amazingness.

Plus- they look pretty too. 

This is the first time I’ve ever made stuffed chicken breast and I was very pleased with the end result. I started off by pounding the chicken breast (I didn’t have a kitchen hammer so I went kind of ghetto and used my potato masher). You do this so that the chicken breasts becomes thinner and the same size all the way around. Then- you place in all the goodies inside, spice it up, roll it up, tie it up, and pop it in the oven to bake.

Caprese Stuffed Chicken Breasts with Garlic Zoodle Pasta #healthy

See- so much easier to make than it looks!

And this is definitely a show stoppin’ recipe. Get ready to WOW your family, neighbors, and friends.

Caprese Stuffed Chicken Breasts with Garlic Zoodle Pasta #healthy

Below my chicken stuffed chicken breasts, I whipped up a delicious garlic zoodle pasta with sun dried tomatoes.

Do you have a spiralizer? GET ONE. Here’s the one I have —> Paderno – Amazon.com #bestgiftever Thanks Blakester!

Paderno World Cuisine Spiralizer

In all, this dinner took under 60 minutes to make. It even tastes delish reheated…speaking from experience.

Caprese Stuffed Chicken Breasts with Garlic Zoodle Pasta #healthy

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Caprese Stuffed Chicken Breasts with Garlic Zoodle Pasta #healthy

Sooooooo I am probably on my way to Arizona as you are reading this (first timer!). Blake and I are going on one last getaway before winter comes. I say that- but he actually has a conference for work during the last half of the trip and I’ll be working from the hotel. One of the best parts about what I do is that I can work anywhere. Especially if it’s sunny and warm outside :D

 Have you ever stuffed chicken breasts before?

Recipe

Caprese Chicken Breasts

  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour
Author: Lee Hersh
Yield: 4

Ingredients

For the Caprese Chicken Breasts

  • 4 4-oz. chicken breasts
  • 4 ounces of mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil leaves
  • 1/4 cup sun-dried tomatoes, jarred in olive oil (~1 oz)
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic glaze*

Instructions

For the Chicken Breasts

  1. First, preheat oven to 375ºF and spray a baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Next, prepare chicken breasts by laying them flat on a cutting board. Then, using a meat tenderizer, pound until the chicken flattens out and is the same thickness all around, about 1/2-inch thick.
  3. Season both sides of chicken breast with salt and pepper, to taste.
  4. Then, place about 1 oz. of mozzarella cheese, a few basil leaves, and a tablespoon of sun-dried tomatoes in the center of your chicken breast.
  5. Roll chicken breast, packing it tightly and then secure 2 pieces of baker’s twine.
  6. Place on baking sheet and drizzle each stuffed chicken breast with olive oil. Bake at 375ºF for about 30 – 40 minutes or until chicken is fully cooked.
  7. Serve with a drizzle of balsamic glaze.

Notes

  • Balsamic glaze: this can either be a homemade balsamic reduction or store-bought balsamic glaze.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1/4
  • Calories: 377
  • Fat: 21
  • Carbohydrates: 12
  • Fiber: 3
  • Protein: 36

 

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