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Chicken Caprese For One

Healthy baked Chicken Caprese, an easy recipe filled with flavor! One chicken breast, seasoned and baked along with one sliced tomato, onions, a splash of balsamic and topped with melted Mozzarella cheese. A wonderful single serving meal!

A plate of chicken caprese with a side of roasted cauliflower

Chicken is a wonderful protein to consider when you are cooking for yourself. You can grill it, sauté it, or bake it and it's extremely versatile. One of my favorite chicken recipes is this Chicken Caprese. It's light, healthy, and so flavorful!

Why This Recipe Works

  • This Chicken Caprese is easy to make and it tastes wonderful!
  • You will find the same key ingredients in a Caprese Salad in this Chicken Caprese. One chicken breast is seasoned, then topped with a drizzle of balsamic vinegar and baked along with a sliced tomato and red onions. After the chicken has baked through, remove it from the oven and top the chicken with mozzarella cheese.
  • Everything cooks in one dish for easy clean up.

How To Make This Recipe

  1. This easy recipe begins with one chicken breast that is seasoned with a mixture of dried basil, oregano, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Place the seasoned chicken into a small baking dish surrounded by one sliced tomato and red onions. Drizzle a little balsamic vinegar over the chicken and the vegetables and bake in the oven for 30 minutes.
  2. Add shredded Mozzarella over the top of the chicken and place back in the oven to bake for another 5 minutes, just enough time for the cheese to melt.
a yellow dish with raw chicken and vegetables and another picture with cooked chicken with vegetables.

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Serving Suggestions

This baked Chicken Caprese recipe makes enough for one meal but you might also like to consider adding any one of these side dishes:

Add a serving of pasta and enjoy a delightful Chicken Caprese Pasta.

Expert Tips

  • I like to keep chicken pieces in my freezer so that I can pull one out, defrost it, and cook it when I want it. Look for chicken breasts (or thighs) and purchase them when they're on sale. Then, immediately divide, individually wrap, and freeze the pieces for later use. The USDA recommends freezing chicken breasts no longer than nine months for optimal quality so be sure to record the "frozen on" date on your packages of chicken.
  • You will use about a third of a cup of chopped red onions in this Chicken Caprese recipe. Store your cut onion in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 7 days. You can also chop the remainder of the onion and freeze it. When you are ready to use onions in a recipe, break off the amount you need and add it to your dish. You can add them frozen and they will thaw while cooking.

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Other Single Serving Chicken Recipes

If you like this baked Chicken Caprese recipe, you might also like to try these easy chicken recipes:

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Caprese chicken with tomatos on top served with pasta on white plate

Chicken Caprese For One

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Diet: Gluten Free
Keywords: baked chicken, caprese chicken, chicken
Servings: 1 person
Calories: 507kcal
Author: Joanie Zisk

Ingredients

  • 1 6-ounce boneless, skinless chicken breast
  • 1/2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper
  • 1 Roma tomato , quartered
  • 1/3 cup chopped red onions
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 cup shredded Mozzarella cheese

Instructions

  • Heat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).
  • Place the chicken breast in a small baking dish. Sprinkle with olive oil, basil, oregano, garlic powder, salt, and pepper.
  • Place the quartered tomatoes and diced onions around the chicken.
  • Drizzle the balsamic vinegar over the top of the chicken and vegetables.
    Chicken in baking dish | Chicken Caprese | One Dish Kitchen
  • Bake for 30 minutes.
  • After the chicken is cooked through, sprinkle Mozzarella cheese over the top.
  • Place the baking dish back into the oven and bake for an additional 5 minutes, until cheese has melted.
    Baked Chicken Caprese | One Dish Kitchen

Notes

Expert Tips
  • I like to keep chicken pieces in my freezer so that I can pull one out, defrost it, and cook it when I want it. Look for chicken breasts (or thighs) and purchase them when they're on sale. Then, immediately divide, individually wrap, and freeze the pieces for later use. The USDA recommends freezing chicken breasts no longer than nine months for optimal quality so be sure to record the "frozen on" date on your packages of chicken.
  • You will use about a third of a cup of chopped red onions in this Chicken Caprese recipe. Store your cut onion in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 7 days. You can also chop the remainder of the onion and freeze it. When you are ready to use onions in a recipe, break off the amount you need and add it to your dish. You can add them frozen and they will thaw while cooking.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 507kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 55g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 44mg | Sodium: 652mg | Potassium: 267mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 895IU | Vitamin C: 12.5mg | Calcium: 295mg | Iron: 0.6mg

The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.

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12 thoughts on “Chicken Caprese For One”

  1. 5 stars
    Just wanted to share a tip – if you don’t have balsamic vinegar (and I don’t because it’s not something I use on a regular basis) you can still make this recipe. Just combine 1 tablespoon of either cider vinegar or red wine vinegar with 1/2 teaspoon of either white or brown sugar. Because balsamic has a slight molasses flavor, I used brown sugar to mimic that when making this recipe. Yummy in my tummy!

    1. Great tip, Aly. Thank you so much for sharing it and I’m so happy you enjoyed the chicken caprese.

      Have a wonderful week!
      Joanie

  2. Mary Lee Robinson

    Dinner for one is my biggest challenge. I also have some dietary limitations. This fits the bill perfectly! Thank you.

  3. Steve Wightman

    5 stars
    Made this for dinner tonight. It was wonderful. The balsamic vinegar gave a sweetness to the onion and tomato. Definitely a keeper! Thank you!

  4. 5 stars
    I was looking for a chicken recipe for my husband and I stumbled on this article. I read and followed the instructions carefully and I made it deliciously! He is so happy! Thanks for this!

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