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Hasselback Baked Caprese Chicken
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Hasselback Baked Caprese Chicken

This Hasselback Baked Caprese Chicken is like summer on a plate, made with mozzarella cheese, sliced plum tomatoes and fresh basil.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Italian
Keyword: caprese chicken
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 401kcal
Author: Taylor Stinson


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 medium-sized boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 3 plum tomatoes, thinly sliced
  • 1 log buffala mozzarella, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil leaves
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Balsamic glaze

  • 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 3 tbsp brown sugar


  • Preheat oven to 400 F. Make deep, wide horizontal cuts across each chicken breast (see video if you're unsure how!) Rub chicken with olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
  • Thinly slice tomatoes and mozzarella, then stuff into cuts in each chicken breast, then add basil in each cut. Bake in the oven for 25 minutes or until chicken is fully cooked.
  • Meanwhile, bring balsamic vinegar and brown sugar to a boil in a small pot on the stove. Cook for 10-12 minutes on medium heat until mixture has thickened. Set aside.
  • Take chicken out of the oven, and drizzle with balsamic glaze. Garnish with extra fresh basil if desired and serve with a salad or side dish. Enjoy!



Calories: 401kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 34g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0.02g | Cholesterol: 98mg | Sodium: 345mg | Potassium: 293mg | Fiber: 0.4g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 250IU | Vitamin C: 7.4mg | Calcium: 230mg | Iron: 0.9mg