Crispy fried chicken, mozzarella cheese, and garlic what more can you want? There are many different Chicken Caprese recipes out there but none of them are like my recipe. Most Chicken Caprese recipes aren’t crispy. I like crispy chicken and I also love mozzarella cheese so I figured I’d combine them to make this Crispy Chicken Caprese.
This Chicken Caprese is crispy fried chicken in a flavorful tomato basil sauce and topped with melted mozzarella. Totally yummy! The key to a delicious Caprese is the FRESH ingredients. Don’t be tempted to substitute dried basil! I serve it with a green salad and fresh baked bread. My husband loves it!
Crispy Chicken Caprese
8-10 Pieces Chicken Tenderloins
1 Cup all purpose flour
3 Tbsp. Garlic, finely minced
1/4 Cup Freshly Parmesan Cheese, finely grated
1 pinch Sea Salt
1 pinch Ground Black Pepper
1/2 cup Olive Oil
8 oz. Grape Tomatoes, cut in halves
1/4 Cup Fresh Basil, torn into pieces
1 Ball Fresh Mozzarella Cheese, Sliced
Wash chicken tenderloins and pat dry with a paper towel.
Combine flour, 1 tbsp. garlic, parmesan, salt, and pepper in a bowl and mix well.
Heat Olive Oil in frying pay over medium high – medium heat.
Coat tenderloins with flour mixture and drop into hot oil.
Fry until both sides are golden brown, about 5-6 minutes.
Remove from pan and drain on paper towel. Set aside.
Add remaining garlic to oil you just friend chicken in. Stir constantly until it starts to brown.
Add tomatoes and cook until juices start coming out of the tomatoes and the tomatoes are soft.
Add Basil and cook until basil starts to wilt.
Add in fried chicken and arrange in a single layer in the pan.
Top with sliced mozzarella, turn off heat.
Cover pan until cheese melts.
Serve right away.