Grilled Chicken Caprese


recipe and image: James Stefiuk

This simple, yet delicious, recipe is perfect for the season. Grab some of the ingredients fresh from your garden, or your local farmers market. Unlike other recipes, this one adds the tomato basil mixture after the chicken has been removed from the grill. We love this alteration as it allows for the freshness and firmness of the tomato and basil to come through in every bite. 


Ingredients (Makes 2 Cups)

  • 4 chicken breasts
  • 2-3 tomatoes (choose your favorite type)
  • Fresh mozzarella, enough for a couple slices per piece of chicken
  • Basil (large bunch, ripped up, roughly 12 leaves)
  • Olive oil
  • 2-3 Tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • Salt & pepper to taste



Set your grill to medium-heat. Rub chicken breasts with olive oil and season with salt & pepper. Cook roughly five minutes per side, until cooked through.


While the chicken is cooking, in a medium bowl, add tomatoes and basil, and drizzle with the balsamic vinegar, salt & pepper. Mix by hand and set aside.


During the last one to two minutes of grilling add a slice or two of mozzarella to each piece of chicken and allow the mozzarella to melt a bit. Once the chicken is cooked, remove from grill, and top with tomato basil mixture.

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