Indulge in the epitome of culinary elegance with our Caprese Stuffed Chicken Breast, a dish that harmonizes the classic flavors of a Caprese salad with succulent chicken. This recipe transforms a simple chicken breast into a gourmet experience by filling it with creamy mozzarella, ripe tomatoes, and fresh basil. Baked to perfection, the Caprese Stuffed Chicken Breast is not only a visual delight but also a healthy and satisfying option for those looking to enjoy a restaurant-worthy meal under 800 calories. The marriage of lean protein from the chicken, the richness of mozzarella, and the freshness of tomatoes and basil makes this dish a culinary masterpiece that caters to both taste and well-being.


  • – 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • – Salt and pepper to taste
  • – 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • – 4 slices fresh mozzarella
  • – 2 large tomatoes, thinly sliced
  • – Fresh basil leaves
  • – Balsamic glaze for drizzling
  • – Olive oil for brushing


  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C).
  2. Butterfly each chicken breast by slicing horizontally through the middle, being careful not to cut all the way through.
  3. Season the inside of each chicken breast with salt, pepper, and dried oregano.
  4. Place a slice of fresh mozzarella, followed by tomato slices, and fresh basil leaves inside each chicken breast.
  5. Close the chicken breasts and secure with toothpicks if needed.
  6. Brush the outside of each chicken breast with olive oil and season with additional salt and pepper.
  7. Place the stuffed chicken breasts in a baking dish and bake in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through.
  8. Drizzle with balsamic glaze before serving.

Health Benefits

The Caprese Stuffed Chicken Breast not only delivers a culinary spectacle but also boasts a range of health benefits. Chicken breast, a lean source of protein, supports muscle health and contributes to a sense of fullness. Mozzarella adds a creamy richness while providing calcium and protein. Tomatoes bring in lycopene, an antioxidant associated with various health benefits, including heart health. Fresh basil not only enhances the flavor profile but also contributes vitamins and minerals.

This dish is a low-calorie option that doesn’t compromise on taste or nutritional value. The use of olive oil adds heart-healthy monounsaturated fats, and the balsamic glaze provides a touch of sweetness without the need for added sugars. By choosing the Caprese Stuffed Chicken Breast, you’re treating yourself to a gourmet experience that aligns with a health-conscious lifestyle, offering a balanced combination of protein, vegetables, and essential nutrients.