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Chicken Caprese Sheet Pan


  • Author: Agnieszka
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 2-4 servings 1x

Description

Chicken Caprese Sheet Pan is a super quick and spectacular one-pan meal that’s ready in 30 minutes. This simple dish looks and tastes amazing but it is actually very easy to make and only requires a few ingredients.


Ingredients

Scale

1lb chicken tenderloins

6 oz cherry tomatoes

4 oz mozzarella pearls

3 tbsp mayonnaise

1 tbsp pesto

1 tsp olive oil

Balsamic glaze

Fresh basil leaves

Sea salt and freshly ground pepper


Instructions

  1. Heat the oven to 425 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or spray with oil.
  2. In a large bowl combine mayo and pesto. Add chicken tenders and stir around to coat. The mayo coating will make the chicken moist on the inside and crispy on the outside.
  3. In a small bowl combine cherry tomatoes and olive oil. Sprinkle with some kosher or sea salt and stir to coat.
  4. Place the chicken on the prepared baking sheet so that the tenders don’t touch each other. Arrange cherry tomatoes around the chicken. Season with freshly ground pepper.
  5. Place the baking sheet in the over for 25-30 minutes or until the chicken turns slightly golden and the tomatoes look soft and slightly blistered.
  6. Take the baking sheet out of the oven, sprinkle with mozzarella pearls, drizzle with balsamic glaze and sprinkle with chopped basil leaves.
  7. Serve hot or cold, on the bed of arugula lightly dressed with olive oil and lemon, or with a side of roasted veggies.

 

Notes

For pesto, you can use homemade or store bought kind. I like Kirkland (Costco brand) or Barilla (found in most grocery stores).

The balsamic glaze I use is from Trader Joe’s. Some balsamic glazes contain sugar so if you’d like this dish to be truly keto, I recommend checking the label or making your own sugar-free reduction (see blog post for instructions).

Chicken Caprese Sheet Pan is a super quick and spectacular one-pan meal that’s ready in 30 minutes. This simple dish looks and tastes amazing but it is actually very easy to make and only requires a few ingredients.

  • Category: dinner

Keywords: sheet pan dinner, chicken caprese