Caprese Stuffed Chicken Supreme


Feast your senses on our Caprese Stuffed Chicken Supreme, a dish that marries the succulence of perfectly cooked chicken breasts with the fresh, vibrant flavors of a classic Caprese salad. This recipe encapsulates the essence of Italian cuisine, featuring juicy tomatoes, fragrant basil, and creamy mozzarella cheese, all nestled within tender chicken. Drizzled with balsamic glaze and seasoned to perfection, each bite offers a symphony of flavors that transport you straight to the sun-drenched terraces of Italy. Ideal for a special dinner or to impress your guests, this dish is a testament to the beauty of simple, high-quality ingredients coming together in perfect harmony.

Caprese Stuffed Chicken Supreme

Preparation and Cooking Times

  • Preparation Time: 20 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes

Servings and Serving Size

  • Servings: 4
  • Serving Size: 1 stuffed chicken breast

Nutritional Information (Per Serving)

  • Calories: 310 kcal
  • Protein: 35 g
  • Carbohydrates: 8 g
  • Fat: 16 g
  • Fiber: 1 g
  • Sugar: 4 g
  • Sodium: 400 mg


  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 8 slices fresh mozzarella cheese
  • 2 large tomatoes, sliced
  • Fresh basil leaves
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic glaze
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning

Detailed Method of Preparation

  1. Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
  2. Make a deep cut along the side of each chicken breast to create a pocket, being careful not to cut all the way through.
  3. Season the inside of each chicken pocket with salt and pepper. Stuff each breast with 2 slices of mozzarella, tomato slices, and fresh basil leaves. Secure the openings with toothpicks.
  4. Brush the outside of each chicken breast with olive oil. Season with salt, pepper, and Italian seasoning.
  5. Heat a skillet over medium heat. Sear the chicken breasts for 2-3 minutes on each side until golden.
  6. Transfer the chicken to a baking dish and bake in the preheated oven for 20 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through.
  7. Drizzle with balsamic glaze before serving.

Tips for Culinary Success

  • Ensure the chicken breasts are not too thick; flatten them slightly with a meat mallet if necessary for even cooking.
  • For an extra flavor boost, marinate the chicken breasts in Italian dressing for a few hours or overnight before stuffing.
  • Let the chicken rest for a few minutes after baking before slicing to keep the juices in.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Can I use chicken thighs instead of breasts?

Yes, but cooking times may vary. Ensure the chicken is fully cooked before serving.

How do I prevent the stuffing from falling out?

Secure the pockets with toothpicks and avoid over-stuffing.

Can this dish be made ahead of time?

Yes, you can prepare and stuff the chicken breasts a day ahead. Keep them refrigerated and cook just before serving.

The Caprese Stuffed Chicken Supreme is more than just a meal; it's a journey to the heart of Italian cuisine, where every bite resonates with the harmony of flavors that Italy is celebrated for. Perfect for any occasion that calls for a touch of elegance and a dash of comfort, this dish is sure to delight your taste buds and leave you with a lingering taste of Mediterranean bliss. Buon Appetito!