Grilled Caprese Stuffed Chicken
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
25 mins
 
Quick and easy Grilled Caprese Stuffed Chicken breasts are fantastic for a fast weeknight dinner. AND wonderful for entertaining! So simple, so amazingly tasty.
Course: Chicken
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Stuffed Chicken
Servings: 8
Calories: 1606 kcal
Author: Kellie from TheSuburbanSoapbox.com
Ingredients
  • 1 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 cup basil pesto
  • 8 1/4- inch slices fresh mozzarella cheese
  • 8 pieces oil packed sun-dried tomatoes I like to use Delallo
Instructions
  1. Add the vinegar to a small saucepan and bring to a boil over medium heat. Continue to boil the vinegar until reduced to approximately 1/3 of a cup. The vinegar should be syrupy at this point.
  2. Allow the reduction to cool to room temperature. Transfer to an airtight container and store until ready to use.
  3. Lay the chicken breasts on a flat surface and, using a sharp knife, cut a small pocket into the side of the breast lengthwise being sure not to cut all the way through. 
  4. Spread 1 tablespoon basil pesto inside the pocket. Stuff two slices of mozzarella and two slices of tomato inside the chicken. Close the open side of the chicken breast with a small skewer. Repeat with the remaining chicken.
  5. Heat the grill. Place the chicken breast on the grill and cook for 6-7 minutes. Flip the chicken breasts over and continue cooking for an additional 7 minutes or until cooked through. (Some cheese will ooze out but that's totally fine.)
  6. Transfer the chicken to a platter and allow to rest for 5 minutes.
  7. Drizzle the balsamic glaze over the chicken and serve immediately.
Recipe Notes

Chicken can be assembled up to 24 hours in advance and stored in the refrigerator in an airtight container.

Nutrition Facts
Grilled Caprese Stuffed Chicken
Amount Per Serving
Calories 1606 Calories from Fat 504
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 56g 86%
Saturated Fat 16g 80%
Cholesterol 695mg 232%
Sodium 854mg 36%
Potassium 4155mg 119%
Total Carbohydrates 8g 3%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Sugars 5g
Protein 248g 496%
Vitamin A 13.1%
Vitamin C 1.2%
Calcium 12.7%
Iron 35.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.