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How To Prepare South African Caprese Chicken

Succulent chicken breasts cooked in a rich tomato sauce topped with oozy mozzarella and fresh basil. This Caprese chicken is perfect for weeknight dinners.


2 boneless, skinless chicken breast fillets
Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
2 tbsp basil pesto
2 tomatoes, sliced
1 cup green beans
1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
1 pack mozzarella, sliced
½ cup basil leaves
2 tbsp olive oil


1. Preheat oven 180°C. Cut tinfoil into two 30cm x 30cm squares.

2. Make crosswise cuts every 1cm along the chicken, slicing to the bottom but not all the way through.

3. Season chicken with salt and pepper.

4. Fill the cuts with a dollop of pesto, a slice of mozzarella and a slice of tomato.

5. Add each chicken breast to the center of the foil squares over a bed of green beans and cherry tomatoes. Drizzle with olive oil.

6. Fold the sides of the foil over the chicken breasts, covering both completely and sealing the packet closed.

7. Place the foil packets into the oven and bake until the chicken is completely cooked through, about 15-20 minutes.

8. Garnish with fresh basil leaves. Serve hot and enjoy!


Written by Mathew

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