Grilled Chicken Caprese With Buffalo Mozzarella


Grilled Chicken Caprese With Buffalo Mozzarella is a family favourite lower carb lunch or dinner!

With all the CAPRESE RECIPES I have on this blog, I couldn’t let the chance go by without posting a grilled chicken caprese recipe! Much like this Chicken Avocado Caprese Salad, the flavours are so intense, you will be busting this recipe out at your next barbecue!

What I love about this recipe is the fresh slices of buffalo mozzarella cheese that melts on top of these charred-tender chicken breast fillets. Of course, if you can’t find Buffalo, you can use normal mozzarella cheese (preferably fresh mozzarella), BUT if you CAN find it or already have it in your refrigerator, well GO YOU!


What’s the difference between the two? The creamy taste of Buffalo mozzarella is, in my opinion, much nicer than regular mozzarella. PLUS, the texture compared with regular (or Cow’s) Mozzarella is A LOT softer when melting. Also, its STAYS soft and almost creamy in texture, as opposed to the hard or rubbery texture regular mozzarella cheese transforms into when just beginning to cool down (the whole 10 seconds from grill to plate, for example).

First though, this chicken is supremo numero uno! The chicken is coated in the most delicious balsamic marinade, with a hint of garlic and a mixture of Italian herbs for an outstanding flavour bomb!

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I grill the tomato slices to give them a charred sweetness, before placing them on the cheese and drizzling the entire thing in a balsamic reduction.

Have you ever seen a softer mozzarella cheese?

Grilled Chicken Caprese, with soft, creamy Buffalo Mozzarella slices will become a family favourite grilling recipe! A low carb lunch or dinner! | https://cafedelites.com

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Grilled Chicken Caprese With Buffalo Mozzarella Cheese

Grilled Chicken Caprese, with soft, creamy Buffalo Mozzarella slices will become a family favourite grilling recipe! A low carb lunch or dinner!

Course:

Dinner

Cuisine:

Italian

Servings: 4 serves

Calories: 156 kcal

Author: Karina

Ingredients

  • 2
    tablespoons
    olive oil
  • 2
    tablespoons
    balsamic vinegar
  • 1
    tablespoon
    minced garlic
  • 1
    teaspoon
    dried oregano
  • 1
    teaspoon
    dried basil
  • 1
    teaspoon
    salt
  • Cracked black pepper,
    to taste
  • 4
    chicken breasts,
    skinless and boneless
  • 1
    roma tomato
    sliced
  • 4
    thick slices
    buffalo mozzarella
    (about 14 ounces or 400 grams)
  • 4
    tablespoons
    basil
    shredded
  • 2
    tablespoons
    balsamic glaze (or reduction),
    store bought

Instructions

  1. In a large shallow bowl, mix together the olive oil, balsamic vinegar, garlic, oregano, basil, salt and pepper. Add in the chicken and allow to marinate for half an hour (if time allows).

    Preheat grill plates over medium heat, and grill chicken for 5-6 minutes each side, or until completely cooked through in the centre, and slightly charred on the outer edges. While chicken is cooking, grill the tomato slices for 1-2 minutes each side. Top each breast with a slice of mozzarella and grilled tomato slice, allowing the heat to melt the cheese.

    To serve, top with the shredded basil and balsamic reduction.

Recipe Notes

For a homemade balsamic reduction: simmer 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar and 2 teaspoons brown sugar in a small pot over medium heat until thick like a syrup and reduced by half.

Nutrition Facts

Grilled Chicken Caprese With Buffalo Mozzarella Cheese

Amount Per Serving (260 g)

Calories 156
Calories from Fat 72

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 8g
12%

Saturated Fat 1g
5%

Cholesterol 36mg
12%

Sodium 650mg
27%

Potassium 269mg
8%

Total Carbohydrates 7g
2%

Sugars 3g

Protein 12g
24%

Vitamin A
5%

Vitamin C
5.3%

Calcium
2.7%

Iron
4.5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.



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