This easy cheesy caprese chicken has deliciously rich caprese flavors over perfect juicy and crunchy chicken thighs.
This easy and delicious low carb caprese chicken is full of flavor from melted cheese, roasted tomatoes, fresh basil, and perfectly cooked chicken thighs.
I could eat this chicken every day of the week – it is just so good. And because it goes from fridge to table in less than 30 minutes, it has been on my menu rotation way more than I care to admit.
This easy caprese chicken thigh dinner is one of my favorite recipes – I hope you love it as much as I do!
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Cheesy Caprese Chicken Breasts Recipe
If you’d like to make this recipe, but prefer to use chicken breasts instead of thighs, follow the following steps to get perfect easy cheesy caprese chicken breasts:
-Brown chicken breasts the same way you would chicken thighs in this recipe. Chicken breasts take longer to cook than chicken thighs, so remember that in your considerations.
Bake chicken breasts for about 5-8 minutes before adding cheese, basil, and tomatoes – they should be about 145 degrees internally before topping, or you risk over browning the cheese but still having raw chicken in the middle.
One Pot Caprese Chicken Recipe
I prefer making this caprese chicken as written below, using a pan and a baking sheet to separately cook the chicken thighs – but this dish can easily be made all in one dish.
Follow these steps to make this a one pot Caprese Chicken:
-Brown chicken thighs well in your pan, and then remove from pan and set aside.
-Pan fry tomato on both sides for about 2 minutes per side.
-Remove tomatoes from pan and add chicken back in.
-Place cheese on top of chicken.
-Put tomato on top of chicken. You can secure it all with a toothpick if you need.
-Place pan in oven and bake until chicken is 165 degrees internally and cheese is melted and bubbly.
Keto Caprese Chicken Recipe
If you’re following a keto diet, this recipe does have some considerations to make sure you’re within your macros.
Balsamic Vinegar on it’s own works fine in a keto diet (it might seem as though it isn’t because of the intense flavor) – it contains under 3g carbs for each tablespoon – which we’re not going to fully use in this recipe.
The only thing to consider is in the recipe below, I am calling for Balsamic Vinegar Glaze – NOT Balsamic Vinegar. Glaze does NOT fit into a keto diet – there are too many sugars and carbs. I do love balsamic glaze, but if you’re following keto, just swap it for balsamic vinegar.
The Best Easy Chicken Thigh Recipes
If you love this easy chicken thigh caprese recipe, please check out some of my other favorite easy chicken thigh recipes that are all naturally low carb:
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One Pot Lemon Garlic Butter Chicken Thighs Recipe
Easy Lemon Garlic Butter Chicken Thighs Recipe is a one pot chicken thigh dinner guaranteed to impress even the pickiest eaters - bursting with rich lemon garlic butter flavor and crispy, crunchy chicken thighs in under 20 minutes. Perfect in salads sandwiches or wraps, over pasta & rice, or on its own with vegetables.
Air Fried Nandos Chicken Wings Recipe
Air Fried Nandos Chicken Wings Recipe - an easy keto air fried chicken wing recipe tossed in a spicy garlic nandos sauce that everyone loves!
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The Best Easy Baked Chicken Thighs Recipe
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Easy Cheesy Caprese Chicken Thighs Recipe
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- 6 Chicken thighs
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 2 oz lemon juice
- 2 tbsp Italian herb seasoning
- 2 tsp salt
- 2 tsp pepper
- 2 tbsp clarified butter
- 1 large beefsteeak tomato, sliced into 6 thick rounds
- 1 ball mozzarella cheese, sliced into 6 thick slices
- 6 large basil leaves
- 3 tbsp balsamic glaze or balsamic vinegar
- 2 tbsp parmesan cheese, shrredded, to garnish
- Add chicken to bowl or ziploc bag and add olive oil, lemon juice, Italian herbs, salt, and pepper and marinate for 1 hour up to overnight.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Heat clarified butter in a large pan until melted.
- Add chicken thighs to pan and brown on each side, about 5 minutes per side.
- Remove chicken from pan and place on a baking sheet with a cookie rack sitting on it. Do not clean out pan.
- Place slice of mozzarella on top of chicken thighs.
- Place in oven and begin to bake.
- While chicken is baking, add tomatoes to pan and blister on each side - about 3 minutes per side.
- When tomatoes are done, layer basil on top of cheese on chicken, and top with tomato.
- Continue to cook until chicken is 165 degrees internally and cheese is melted and bubbly.
- Remove from oven, drizzle with balsamic glaze, and serve immediately.
Serving Size:1 thigh
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 410 Total Fat: 28g Saturated Fat: 10g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 18g Cholesterol: 182mg Sodium: 1133mg Carbohydrates: 8g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 6g Protein: 33g