Grilled Chicken Caprese

13015407_10208361833097713_1257495190108669134_nOne seriously AMAZING grilled chicken recipe! Fresh tomatoes, basil and mozzarella top these balsamic vinaigrette marinated chicken breast, and grilled to perfection. Done and on the table in 20 minutes! Perfecto!!


  • 4 – medium, boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • ¼ c. balsamic vinegar
  • ¼ c. olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • salt and pepper (a few grinds of each)
  • 1 – 8 oz. ball, fresh mozzarella
  • 2 medium or 1 large, tomato
  • 12 fresh basil leaves
  • Balsamic reduction:
  • ½ c. balsamic vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp. brown sugar


  1. Prepare chicken marinade by mixing together the ¼ c. balsamic vinegar, olive oil, garlic, salt and pepper. In a large resealable bag, place chicken breasts and pour marinade over the chicken. Seal and refrigerate for 30 minutes to 12 hours.
  2. Preheat your outdoor gas or charcoal grill to a medium high heat. Remove chicken from refrigerator. Slice the tomatoes and mozzarella, and have ready to go along with the basil leaves, reserving 4 basil leaves for after the chicken has cooked. Prepare balsamic reduction by combining the ½ c. balsamic vinegar and 2 T. brown sugar in a small saucepan. Bring to simmer and stir continually for about 6-8 minutes. Will reduce by half. Set aside reduction.
  3. Place the chicken on the hot grill, and cook skin side down for about 5 minutes. (If your grill requires a non-stick spray, spray grill BEFORE lighting.) Turn chicken over and top with slices of mozzarella, tomatoes and basil leaves. Cover grill and let cook for an additional 5 minutes. Remove chicken from grill and drizzle with balsamic reduction and additional basil leaves. Enjoy right away.