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Grilled Caprese Chicke

Grilled Caprese Chicken

This Grilled Caprese Chicken is a delicious twist to the classic Italian Caprese salad, packed with the same mouth-watering flavors.
Course Dinner
Cuisine chicken, healthy
Keyword balsamic, cheese
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4


  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts, trimmed of excess fat
  • ½ cup plus 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar divided
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • 1 large plum tomato
  • 4 slices fresh mozzarella cheese
  • 4 to 6 leaves fresh basil chopped
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar or brown sugar sweetener


  • Season the chicken breast with 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar, Italian seasoning, salt, and black pepper. Cover and allow to rest on the counter as the grill heats, no longer than 1 hour.
  • Prepare the grill according to the manufacturer's directions to burn at medium-high heat.
  • Place the chicken on the grill and cook, uncovered, for 5 to 8 minutes on each side depending on the thickness. Test the chicken for an internal temperature of 165 degrees.
  • Remove the chicken and top each chicken breast with a slice of mozzarella. Tent the platter with aluminum foil and allow the cheese to melt.
  • Meanwhile, place the remaining balsamic vinegar into a small saucepan with the brown sugar sweetener. Bring the mixture to a boil over medium-high heat and immediately reduce the temperature to medium-low, allowing the vinegar to reduce by half. The vinegar will thicken as it cools. If the mixture becomes too thick to spoon over the chicken, add 2 teaspoons of water and return to the heat, stirring until the mixture is mixed and begins to thicken again.
  • To serve, remove the foil and top the cheese with a slice of tomato and sprinkle of fresh basil. Drizzle with the balsamic reduction.