CHICKEN CAPRESE

Chicken Caprese - Butter With A Side of BreadWe’re having a warm start to Fall here in Utah, which means the tomatoes from my garden are still growing abundantly. It’s wonderful! This Chicken Caprese is a variation on a family favorite. I love how simple it is to make. The dish has incredible flavor and I adore the fresh taste. It’s easy enough for a weeknight dinner but the end product is so gorgeous, it could easily be for guests.

I used NatureRaised Farms® chicken from Target. Have you tried it? You an find it in the frozen food section. I love that each chicken breast is packaged separately! NatureRaised Farms® Chicken is a wholesome product that is prepared with ethics, environment, and balanced nutrition in mind. The chicken has no added hormones, steroids or antibiotics. It gives me peace of mind that I can conveniently purchase a product that’s minimally processed and tastes fantastic.  At 99% fat-free, it’s also a fantastic start to a healthy meal that’s high in protein. 

NatureRaised Farms® is dedicated to the welfare and proper handling of their animals, which is really unique. I like knowing that the chicken was raised in a humane way and I feel good about serving it to my family. I love that NatureRaised Farms® has set incredibly high expectations for themselves as a company and I love supporting them by using their products. Now through November 7th, you can also save 15% on all NatureRaised Farms® Chicken at Target using the electronic coupon offer on the Cartwheel app.  Download the Cartwheel app and get your grocery list ready! 

Now, let’s make dinner, shall we?

Chicken Caprese

Serves 4 in about 40 minutes

  • 3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 TBSP balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 TBSP lemon juice
  • 2 tsp cornstarch*
  • 1 tsp Italian Seasoning
  • 1/4 cup fresh mozzarella pieces
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh basil
  • 1/2 cup diced tomatoes
  • 4 cups cooked linguine, drizzled with olive oil
  • salt & pepper to taste

Slice thawed NatureRaised Farms® chicken breasts into smaller pieces if preferred. I like to just halve mine so that the chicken cooks faster and it’s easier to dish out portions to my kids.

Combine olive oil, vinegar, garlic, lemon juice, cornstarch and Italian Seasoning in a freezer bag. Add chicken and marinate for 20 minutes.

Saute chicken in the marinate on medium heat for 5-8 minutes per side, depending on the size of your chicken breasts. A meat thermometer should register 165 degrees F. Remove from heat and  set atop linguine. Dot chicken and pasta with fresh mozzarella and tomatoes. Sprinkle basil on top. Serve immediately.

*The cornstarch in the marinade is optional, but I encourage you to try it. Cornstarch is often used in Asian dishes to give the chicken a protective coating that locks in juices and flavor during cooking. I’ve found it’s an easy way to create tender, flavorful chicken!

Chicken Caprese - Butter With A Side of Bread Chicken Caprese - Butter With A Side of Bread Chicken Caprese - Butter With A Side of Bread

Chicken Caprese - Butter With A Side of Bread

Chicken Caprese - Butter With A Side of Bread Chicken Caprese - Butter With A Side of Bread

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Don’t forget you can save 15% on all NatureRaised Farms® Chicken at Target using the electronic coupon offer on the Cartwheel app. 

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Yields 4

CHICKEN CAPRESE

30 min

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45 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

  • 3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 TBSP balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 TBSP lemon juice
  • 2 tsp cornstarch*
  • 1 tsp Italian Seasoning
  • 1/4 cup fresh mozzarella pieces
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh basil
  • 1/2 cup diced tomatoes
  • 4 cups cooked linguine, drizzled with olive oil
  • salt & pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Slice thawed NatureRaised Farms® chicken breasts into smaller pieces if preferred. I like to just halve mine so that the chicken cooks faster and it's easier to dish out portions to my kids.
  2. Combine olive oil, vinegar, garlic, lemon juice, cornstarch and Italian Seasoning in a freezer bag. Add chicken and marinate for 20 minutes.
  3. Saute chicken in the marinate on medium heat for 5-8 minutes per side, depending on the size of your chicken. Remove from heat and set atop linguine. Dot chicken and pasta with fresh mozzarella and tomatoes. Sprinkle basil on top. Serve immediately.
  4. *The cornstarch in the marinade is optional, but I encouage you to try it. Cornstarch is often used in Asian dishes to give the chicken a protective coating that locks in juices and flavor during cooking. I've found it's an easy way to create tender, flavorful chicken!
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