Low Carb Caprese Chicken Skillet

You’ll love this low carb and gluten free Caprese Chicken Skillet! It only takes 10 minutes to prep and gets dinner on the table so quickly!

My favorite kind of meals are the ones that come together in one pan. Easy to make, easy to get on the table, easy to clean up.

Low Carb Caprese Chicken Skillet

With summer officially here, and juicy tomatoes staring at me in the grocery store, I just cannot help but crave my favorite summer salad of all time… the classic caprese.

I love the creamy mozz, the juicy sweet tomatoes, the basil leaves nuzzled in there and of course the balsamic drizzle. I started to think of variations and bulking it up a bit with some protein. What if I keep my favorite Caprese flavors, and make a chicken dinner with caprese ingredients. Done and done.

Low Carb Caprese Chicken Skillet

If you love capreses as much as I do you have to try this mini heirloom caprese salad or these caprese kabobs! Since you guys love whenever I post an easy chicken dinner I knew this easy chicken caprese skillet would be right up your alley! Check out my white wine chicken skillet, my lemon butter chicken and veggies, or this chicken enchiladas skillet!

What to expect? These juicy chicken breasts has delicious Italian seasoning and that melty cheese on top doesn’t hurt!

Coat the chicken in the olive oil, Italian seasoning, salt and pepper. Place the chicken in a large, cast iron skillet (a Dutch oven or casserole dish would work, too).

Place the chicken in the oven for 15 minutes.

Low Carb Caprese Chicken Skillet

Meanwhile, slice the tomato and mozzarella ball into thin slices. Once the 15 minutes have passed, add the tomato slices on top of the chicken and place in the oven for 10 minutes.

Remove the skillet from the oven again, place the mozzarella over the tomato and chicken and place back in the oven for a final 8-10 minutes to melt the cheese and cook the chicken. When finished, the chicken should be 165F internally.

To serve, drizzle on some balsamic reduction and top with torn, fresh basil leaves.

Low Carb Caprese Chicken Skillet

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Low Carb Caprese Chicken Skillet

  • Author: Lindsay// The Toasted Pine Nut
  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 35 min
  • Total Time: 45 min
  • Yield: 4 1x

Description

You’ll love this low carb and gluten free Caprese Chicken Skillet! It only takes 10 minutes to prep and gets dinner on the table so quickly!


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Ingredients

  • 1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 tsp. olive oil
  • 1 tsp. Italian seasoning
  • 3/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper
  • 2 large tomatoes
  • 8 oz. mozzarella ball
  • About 12 Tbsp. balsamic reduction
  • About 10 basil leaves

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400F.
  2. Coat the chicken in the olive oil, Italian seasoning, salt and pepper. Place the chicken in a large, cast iron skillet (a Dutch oven or casserole dish would work, too).
  3. Place the chicken in the oven for 15 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, slice the tomato and mozzarella ball into thin slices.
  5. Once the 15 minutes have passed, add the tomato slices on top of the chicken and place in the oven for 10 minutes.
  6. Remove the skillet from the oven again, place the mozzarella over the tomato and chicken and place back in the oven for a final 8-10 minutes to melt the cheese and cook the chicken. When finished, the chicken should be 165F internally.
  7. To serve, drizzle on some balsamic reduction and top with torn, fresh basil leaves.

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Enjoy!! xo

BIG thank you to my friend Allie from Miss Allie’s Kitchen for creating this delicious recipe and taking these gorgeous images for us!! I love her work and couldn’t be more excited she’s creating some tasty dishes to share here too!

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