Are you searching for that perfect dish to impress your guests with this summer? I know you want something that looks impressive but is fairly simple to make. You just want them to think you spent hours slaving away in the kitchen; but you really just want to pop something in the oven while you snuggle up to a good book. Well I’ve go the perfect dish for you! °
Well perhaps super easy is a bit of a stretch. You do have to put some effort into making stuffed chicken breasts, but not a whole lot, really I mean it. You probably have most of the ingredients in your kitchen already. With just a little bit of prep time (before popping everything in the oven) and a few minutes to make the sauce you will have time to sit down and read a book or take a short nap while it’s cooking.
You can serve this dish with a side of pasta for a very satisfying meal. Add a tossed salad and you’ve got a great meal to serve to friends and family! Seriously your main ingredients are garlic, mushrooms, cheese, and chicken what’s not to love?
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.