Baked Caprese Chicken Thighs – simple and delicious one pan weeknight dinner. Healthy, colorful, juicy and cheesy with Italian flavors. 

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Baked Caprese  Chicken Thighs


Prep Time: 10 MIN

Cook Time: 20 Min


– 6 boneless skinless chicken breasts – 1/2 tsp salt – 1 tbsp vegetable oil – 3 tbsp olive oil – 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar – 1/2 tbsp honey – 2 garlic cloves — pressed – 1/2 tsp salt or more to taste – 1/2 tsp black pepper – 1 tsp Dijon Mustard — optional – 1 tsp dried basil – 1 tsp dried oregano – 1 tbsp pesto sauce – 2 large tomatoes — sliced into 1/4-inch rounds – 6 oz fresh mozzarella — sliced

Step 1

 Heat oil in a pan.

Step 2

 Season chicken thighs with 1/2 tsp salt.

Step 3

 Cook on medium high heat for 2 minutes per side, until no longer pink on the outside.

Step 4

 In a small bowl combine the olive oil, balsamic vinegar, honey, garlic, salt, black pepper, Dijon Mustard, basil and oregano.

Step 5

Preheat oven to 400 F.

Step 6

 In a 13x9 inch baking dish layer the sliced tomatoes, then spread the pesto over them. Drizzle with some olive oil.

Step 7

 Then add the chicken thighs, pour the seasoning mixture oven them and top with sliced fresh mozzarella.

Step 8

 Bake for 20 minutes, until the cheese has bubbled and a thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the chicken thighs reads 165 F.

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