Quick Easy Balsamic Glazed Chicken Caprese Style
can be prepared and ready for a weeknight dinner in 20 minutes or less.
How often can you make a chicken dinner without getting tired of eating chicken? We have chicken at least twice a week and making something different and tasty is challenging.
Making a dinner in 20 minutes or less is even more challenging at times. However, using pantry staples such as cheese and tomatoes with thin chicken cutlets in a recipe can make things easier. When I do grocery shopping I always add cheese and tomatoes to my staples list. If you think about it you can add cheese and tomatoes to any breakfast, lunch and dinner.
We always use mozzarella whether it’s for snacks, the usual pizza, as well as adding it to pasta. Cheese makes everything taste better. When using mozzarella along with the fresh tomatoes you have a ‘caprese style’ meal. That’s what we had for dinner, quick and easy balsamic glazed chicken caprese style.
With a few thin chicken cutlets, slices of mozzarella and cherry tomatoes with a balsamic glaze made what would have been an ordinary chicken meal into a special weeknight dinner in no time at all. So let’s get this chicken dinner started.
Quick Easy Balsamic Glazed Sauteed Chicken Caprese Style
This is a quick and easy weeknight chicken dinner anytime. This will serve 2 to 4, depending on how hungry everyone is.
- 1 tbls. butter
- 1 tbls. avocado oil (or your preferred vegetable oil)
- 6-8 thin sliced chicken cutlets
- 6-8 slices of mozzarella cheese
- 2 cups of halved cherry tomatoes
- 2 tbls. chopped fresh basil
- 2 tbls. chopped fresh parsley
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1 pkg. of fresh spinach (amount depends on how much spinach you like)
- 2 tbls. brown sugar
- 1/2 tbls. cornstarch
- 1/3 cup balsamic vinegar
- 1/4 cup water (you might need to add additional water if glaze is too thick for your liking)
This Quick Easy Balsamic Glazed Chicken Caprese style may seem complicated but it really is quite easy. You can make the balsamic glaze early in the day or a day or two in advance. It’s always helpful when you can plan ahead and have part of the recipe prepared in advance.
The thinly sliced chicken cutlets do not need a lot of cooking time. Just a few minutes will do. The cheese melts quickly and the tomatoes only take a couple of minutes to warm up. There’s no need to cook the spinach, it’s delicious fresh with the warm chicken. Dinner is ready in less than 20 minutes, ENJOY!