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Caprese Chicken

Enjoy a wonderful dinner with chicken cooked in a skillet and served with linguine - ready in 25 minutes. Perfect if you love Italian cuisine.

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  • Prep Time 25 min
  • Total Time 25 min
  • Servings 4

Ingredients

4
boneless skinless chicken breasts (1 1/4 lb)
1
teaspoon Italian seasoning
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/2
teaspoon grated lemon peel
1
tablespoon olive oil
1
teaspoon balsamic vinegar
1
large plum (Roma) tomato, cut into 8 thin slices
1/2
cup shredded mozzarella cheese (2 oz)
1/4
cup chopped fresh basil leaves
Hot cooked linguine, if desired

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LOCATION

Directions

  • 1 Between pieces of plastic wrap or waxed paper, place each chicken breast smooth side down; gently pound with flat side of meat mallet or rolling pin until about 1/2 inch thick. In small bowl, mix Italian seasoning, salt and lemon peel; rub mixture evenly over smooth side of chicken.
  • 2 In 10-inch nonstick skillet, heat oil and vinegar over medium-high heat. Add chicken, seasoned side down; cook 8 to 10 minutes, turning once, until no longer pink in center.
  • 3 Reduce heat to low. Top each chicken breast with 2 tomato slices and 2 tablespoons cheese. Cover; cook 2 minutes or until cheese is melted. Sprinkle with basil. Serve with linguine.

EXPERT TIPS

Expert Tips

Serve with a garden salad tossed with a light vinaigrette dressing.

Boneless skinless chicken breasts can vary greatly in thickness. Pounding the chicken breasts so they are equal thickness results in more even cooking.

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
250
(
Calories from Fat
100),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
11g
11%
(Saturated Fat
4g,
4%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
95mg
95%;
Sodium
460mg
460%;
Total Carbohydrate
2g
2%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
0g
0%
),
Protein
36g
36%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
15%;
Iron
8%;
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 4 Very Lean Meat; 1/2 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
0
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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