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Caprese chicken

Preparation

10 minutes

Cooking

10 minutes

Servings

4

Caprese chicken
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Ingredients

60 ml (1/4 cup) balsamic vinegar
4 chicken breasts, boned and skinless, about 200 g (7 oz.)
45 ml (3 tbsp.) pesto
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
8 nice basil leaves

4 slices of mozzarina di bufala (fresh mozzarella), about 2 cm (3/4 in.) thick
4 Italian tomato slices, about 2 cm (3/4 in.) thick
15 ml (1 tbsp.) olive oil

Directions

  1. Preheat the barbecue to maximum heat, 290°C (550°F).
  2. In a saucepan, heat the balsamic vinegar over medium-high heat.
  3. Reduce to half and set aside.
  4. Brush the chicken breasts with pesto.
  5. Season with salt and pepper.
  6. Grill covered for about 5 minutes.
  7. Turn them over and top each breast successively with 2 basil leaves, 1 slice of cheese and 1 slice of tomato.
  8. Drizzle with olive oil.
  9. Close the lid and cook for another 5 minutes.
  10. Turn off the heat and keep the chicken on the warm grill for 3 minutes.
  11. Place on serving plates and drizzle with a few drops of reduced balsamic vinegar.
  12. Serve with a green salad.

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