Baked Caprese Chicken

A 30-minute chicken dish full of flavor from sweet balsamic oven-roasted tomatoes and melted mozzarella cheese.
Course Dinner
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 -6
Calories 335 kcal
Author Melissa Stadler, Modern Honey


  • 3-4 Large Chicken Breasts (or 5-6 thinly sliced chicken breasts)
  • 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 3/4 teaspoon Dried Basil
  • 3/4 teaspoon Dried Oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Pepper
  • 1 1/2 cups Fresh Tomatoes such as Campari or Grape, halved or quartered
  • 1/3 cup Red Onion diced
  • 3 Tablespoons Balsamic Vinegar
  • 2 Tablespoons Brown Sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups Grated Mozzarella Cheese or 4 - 8 Slices Fresh Mozzarella

  • Garnish optional:
  • Fresh Italian Parsley or Basil diced


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Place chicken breast in a baking dish or cast-iron skillet. Sprinkle with olive oil, basil, oregano, garlic powder, salt, and pepper.
  3. Place halved tomatoes and diced onion all around chicken.
  4. Sprinkle with balsamic vinegar and brown sugar.
  5. Bake for 18-24 minutes, depending on the thickness of chicken breast.
  6. After chicken is cooked through, sprinkle with mozzarella cheese.
  7. Set oven to broil and place baking pan or skillet on the top rack. Broil for about 5 minutes, or until cheese is melted.
  8. Sprinkle with fresh basil or Italian parsley.
  9. Serve by drizzling balsamic sauce and tomatoes all over chicken.
Nutrition Facts
Baked Caprese Chicken
Amount Per Serving
Calories 335 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Fat 18g28%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Cholesterol 87mg29%
Sodium 951mg41%
Potassium 510mg15%
Carbohydrates 12g4%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 10g11%
Protein 28g56%
Vitamin A 775IU16%
Vitamin C 9.7mg12%
Calcium 243mg24%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.