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The topping of this caprese-like chicken gets nice and melty on the grill. While you're there, crisp up some crusty bread to serve alongside. It's great for soaking up all the flavorful juices left on your plate.

EatingWell Magazine, June 2021


Credit: Jason Donnelly

Recipe Summary

20 mins
20 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat grill to medium-high or heat a grill pan over medium-high heat.

  • Combine oil, 1 tablespoon balsamic glaze, basil, garlic, pepper and salt in a small bowl. Brush the mixture on both sides of chicken.

  • Oil the grill rack or pan. Grill the chicken until it easily releases from the grill or pan, 3 to 4 minutes. Flip and top with mozzarella and tomato. Grill until the cheese is melted and an instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the chicken registers 165°F, 3 to 4 minutes more. Drizzle with the remaining 1 tablespoon balsamic glaze and sprinkle with more basil, if desired.


Balsamic glaze is made by cooking down balsamic vinegar until it's very thick, yielding a more concentrated, sweeter flavor. You could make your own, but to save time we opt for store-bought here. Find it in well-stocked grocery stores with other vinegars.

Nutrition Facts

4 1/2 oz. topped chicken
288 calories; fat 15g; cholesterol 81mg; sodium 390mg; carbohydrates 7g; protein 30g; sugars 5g; niacin equivalents 10mg; saturated fat 5g; vitamin a iu 476IU; vitamin b6 1mg; potassium 308mg.