Balsamic Chicken over Mini Heirloom Tomato Caprese Salad



  • 4 chicken breasts
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • pinch of red pepper flakes
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • drizzle of balsamic glaze (for finishing)

Ingredients for Mini Heirloom Tomato Caprese Salad

  • 2 pints mini heirloom tomatoes
  • 18 mini mozzarella balls (or pearl mozzarella balls)
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/8 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup basil, cut into a chiffonade

Directions for Chicken

  1. Place chicken breasts in glass dish.
  2. Sprinkle both sides of chicken with salt, pepper and Italian seasoning.
  3. Add minced garlic to chicken.
  4. Mix together olive oil and vinegar. Pour over chicken.
  5. Place in refrigerator to marinate for 2-8 hours.
  6. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  7. Roast chicken for 30-35 minutes (for thin sliced breasts), or until internal temperature reaches 165 degrees.

Directions for Mini Heirloom Caprese Salad

  1. Pour heirloom tomatoes into large glass bowl.
  2. Add mini mozzarella balls to tomatoes.
  3. Sprinkle with kosher salt and pepper.
  4. Add olive oil and balsamic vinegar and mix together.
  5. Add basil.

After plating salad and chicken, drizzle balsamic glaze over.


Until next time, Kris