Alida Ryder’s Easy Caprese Chicken

Easy Caprese Chicken

Serves: 4

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 20 minutes



2 tablespoons olive oil

4 large chicken breast fillets

1x 400g (14oz) can chopped tomatoes

2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced

2 tablespoons fresh basil, sliced

1 cup grated mozzarella cheese

Salt and pepper

A handful of fresh basil leaves for garnish



  • Preheat an oven to 200C.
  • Heat a heavy based, oven-proof pan on a high heat on the stove and add the olive oil.
  • Season the chicken well with salt and pepper.
  • When the pan is hot, brown the seasoned chicken breasts on both sides.
  • When browned, remove the chicken from the pan and set aside.
  • Add the chopped, tinned tomatoes to the pan with the garlic and basil and allow everything to simmer together for 2-3 minutes.
  • Place the seared chicken breasts back into the pan and top with the grated mozzarella.
  • Place the pan in the preheated oven and allow to cook for 10-15 minutes, until the chicken is cooked through.
  • Remove from the oven and sprinkle with the fresh basil leaves.



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