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Caprese Chicken Cast Iron Meal Recipe

| December 30, 2016 | 16 Comments

Caprese Chicken Cast Iron Meal Recipe

Caprese Chicken Cast Iron Meal

When dinner time comes around, the last thing any parent wants to be doing is standing over a hot stove. We would rather get dinner done and spend quality time with the children. A few nights ago, listening to the pitter-patter of the kids playing in the other room, I had four different pots on the stove and a dish in the oven. Two hours later, it was time for dinner and time to catch up with the children’s day. Sadly, that lasted a whole five minutes and I had to look forward to cleaning up the dishes. Enough was enough!

I am a huge fan of one pot meals because they are so simple and easy. Plus the clean up literally takes only a few minutes compared to countless hours. We all have that one pan, that, at one point, was our favorite but it has been shoved back to no man’s land. Well, mine ended up being a trusty cast iron skillet that I have had since forever. It is the perfect pan to create a one dish meal in. In case you did not know, cast iron skillets are non sticking and actually healthy to cook in. Why did I not think of this sooner?

To make my Caprese Chicken Cast Iron Meal, you will only need the following ingredients:

Ingredients

  • 4 Boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 4 Slices of fresh mozzarella
  • 2 Large tomatoes
  • 2 Avocados – seed removed and quartered
  • 1 Bunch of fresh basil – julienned
  • 4 tbsp. Olive Oil
  • Balsamic Vinegar
  • Italian Seasonings
  • Salt and pepper
The directions are really simple and easy! Let’s make this meal:

 Caprese Chicken Cast Iron Meal Recipe

 

Directions 

  • Season your chicken breast with Italian seasonings on both sides 
  • Place your cast iron on the burner set to high 
  • Add your Olive oil and allow to bubble and pop 
  • Now add your chicken to your pan and cook for 14 minutes rotating every 7 minutes 
  • Remove the chicken and set to the side 
  • Place your thick sliced tomatoes in the pan and cook for 2 minutes on each side on medium heat 
  • Remove your tomatoes and set to the side 
  • Place your chicken back in your cast iron 
  • Top each chicken breast with fresh mozzarella then your tomato 
  • Drizzle balsamic vinegar on top of all chicken 
  • Heat your oven to 350 degrees 
  • Place your cast iron in the oven and cook until cheese begins to melt 
  • Remove from the oven 
  • Top your chicken with fresh basil and quartered avocado

 

 

I hope you enjoyed my Caprese Chicken Cast Iron Meal as much as my family does. If you make it, make sure to share with us on Facebook or Twitter! Also, check out all of our other Main Dish Recipes.

 

Caprese Chicken Cast Iron Meal Recipe

 

Caprese Chicken Cast Iron Meal
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Ingredients
  1. 4 Boneless skinless chicken breasts
  2. 4 Slices of fresh mozzarella
  3. 2 Large tomatoes
  4. 2 Avocados – seed removed and quartered
  5. 1 Bunch of fresh basil – julienned
  6. 4 tbsp. Olive Oil
  7. Balsamic Vinegar
  8. Italian Seasonings
  9. Salt and pepper
Instructions
  1. Season your chicken breast with Italian seasonings on both sides
  2. Place your cast iron on the burner set to high
  3. Add your Olive oil and allow to bubble and pop
  4. Now add your chicken to your pan and cook for 14 minutes rotating every 7 minutes
  5. Remove the chicken and set to the side
  6. Place your thick sliced tomatoes in the pan and cook for 2 minutes on each side on medium heat
  7. Remove your tomatoes and set to the side
  8. Place your chicken back in your cast iron
  9. Top each chicken breast with fresh mozzarella then your tomato
  10. Drizzle balsamic vinegar on top of all chicken
  11. Heat your oven to 350 degrees
  12. Place your cast iron in the oven and cook until cheese begins to melt
  13. Remove from the oven
  14. Top your chicken with fresh basil and quartered avocado
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  1. Chandra O'Connor says:

    Yum, I’ve made something similar in oven, I use basil pesto with it. Tastes so good.

  2. Cheryl says:

    I am seeing more and more cast iron recipes and love them!! I still have my grandmothers and use it lots 🙂

  3. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    This sounds delicious, I love one pot meals too. I might have to invest in a cast iron pot after all. I don’t understand why they are supposed to be healthy though.

  4. AD says:

    Love this recipe; and the cast iron. I use mine all the time while camping.

  5. heidi c. says:

    I love using my cast iron pan. This sounds like a great recipe to try out with it.

  6. Kristi says:

    I love using a cast iron pan. This would taste wonderful.

  7. Auntiepatch says:

    Yummy! Thanks!

  8. Debbie S. says:

    This sounds really good. I’ll have to try this recipe.

  9. Wanda Tracey says:

    I love chicken and this sounds amazing.The ingredients are my favorites too.

  10. Amin Salasa says:

    looks really yummy… thanks for sharing the recipe

  11. sarah alexis says:

    These look fabulous! I have a cast iron pan – never thought of using if for something like this before!

  12. zcb257 says:

    Looks very easy, and delicious!

  13. Kam says:

    Love cooking in cast iron!

  14. Wanda Tracey says:

    This sounds delicious and it’s nice that it’s cooked in a cast iron pan.

  15. s powell says:

    Thank you for the recipe. This looks delicious and my daughter loves Italian seasoning and Italian Dressing on her chicken will be trying this!!!

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