You will love this easy one skillet chicken Caprese recipe. We have taken all of the flavor elements you will find in a traditional Caprese salad and paired them with versatile chicken thighs to create this quick and easy one pan chicken dinner recipe your entire family is going to love.
Bright colorful cherry tomatoes and juicy tender chicken thighs topped with melted fresh mozzarella cheese make this dish ALMOST too beautiful to eat. The simple one skillet preparation means clean up is a breeze.
Easy enough for a weeknight dinner, yet elegant enough for entertaining. The perfect dish!
This quick, easy and delicious recipe is part of our all new Family Favorites Menu Plans.
(Download your FREE Week here!)
Easy One Skillet Chicken Caprese
- 3 T. extra virgin olive oil divided
- 2 lbs. boneless skinless chicken thighs
- 1-1/2 T. Italian seasoning divided
- Sea salt and black pepper to taste
- 3 T. unsalted butter
- 1/4 c. chicken broth preferably organic
- 1/2 c. multi-colored cherry tomatoes quartered (see Quick Tip)
- 8 oz. fresh Mozzarella cheese sliced
- 1/2 t. red pepper flakes
- Sprigs fresh basil
Preheat oven to 425°F.
Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large, oven-safe skillet over medium heat.
Rub the chicken thighs with the remaining olive oil and sprinkle both sides with one tablespoon Italian seasoning. Season with salt and black pepper, to taste, and transfer to the hot skillet.
Cook for 4-5 minutes per side, or until the chicken develops a golden crust. Remove from heat and add butter, chicken broth, and cherry tomatoes. Top each chicken thigh with a slice of fresh Mozzarella cheese and sprinkle with crushed red pepper flakes and remaining Italian seasoning. Season with additional salt and black pepper, if desired.
Transfer skillet into pre-heated oven and roast for 15-20 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through and the Mozzarella is melted. Remove from oven and allow chicken to rest for 5 minutes.
To serve, top chicken with some pan sauce and fresh basil sprigs, if desired. Serve immediately with loaded cauliflower au gratin for a complete LCHF meal or your choice of sides. Enjoy!
Quick Tip: Multi-color tomatoes are suggested for the best visual appeal. Feel free to substitute any fresh tomatoes of choice.
Do You Know Someone Who Might Like This Recipe?
Check out Our Popular “Refer A Friend” Program Here!