What exactly makes a dish caprese? It’s just a fancy word for the killer combo of mozzarella, tomatoes & fresh basil. Sounds simple enough because it is!
This recipe requires very little preparation. The only real step is to properly season the chicken cutlets before you begin cooking them. I made 4 cutlets with this recipes so you can easily half or double the recipe depending on how many people you are cooking for. It’s so simple that it may turn into your go to meal.
I have been blessed with an amazing local farmers market in my neighborhood so basil is always available but if you aren’t that fortunate than its almost available at all grocery stores. It’ll be a little more expensive but nothing beats the fresh flavor of basil so it’s so worth the extra change.
To season the chicken, combine the following in a small bowl..
- 1 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 tsp ground black pepper
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp Italian seasoning
- 1 tsp onion powder
You will also need…
- 4 chicken cutlets
- Fresh basil leaves (about 10-12 leaves)
- 2 plum tomatoes sliced
- 4 slices of mozzarella or more if you’re feeling cheesy
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- Thinly sliced red onion
- Season both sides of your chicken before anything with your magical seasoning mixture (see above if you skipped my jibber jabber)
- Heat your olive oil in a large grill pan on medium heat and add your cutlets to cook. You can use a regular nonstick pan if you don’t have a grill pan. Add your cutlets and let cook on the first side for about 3 minutes or until you see the edges turning white and cooked.
- Flip your chicken and add your first layer, cheese. The bottom of your chicken will need about 3-4 more minutes to cook.
- After the 3-4 minutes (or whenever your cutlets are fully cooked through), layer on your basil then top with your tomatoes. Sprinkle a little salt and pepper on top of your tomatoes and then finish with your thinly sliced red onions.