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  • Serves 4
  • 40 minutes
  • Difficulty Medium
  • 10 Ingredients
September 25, 2023

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With mozzarella, fresh basil and cherry tomatoes, we know you’ll love this Balsamic Chicken Caprese.

Perfect for dinner, or a Sunday lunch, this Balsamic Chicken Caprese includes tender chicken, topped with cooked cherry tomatoes, mozzarella and the sweet caramelised taste of Paul Newman’s Own Balsamic Dressing.

Serve the Balsamic Chicken Caprese with fresh basil leaves, toasted sourdough chunks and a pinch of salt and pepper to season.

Paul Newman’s Own makes great tasting products using high quality ingredients. Sporting new look packaging, Paul Newman’s Own products are manufactured in Australia, and 2023 marks the 40th anniversary of the product being sold in Australia.

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What we love about Paul Newman’s Own is that they make Radically Good Food and Do Radically Good by giving away 100% of their Profits.

The Newman’s Own Foundation nourishes and transforms the lives of children who face adversity, with 100% of Profits used to Help Kids. This year they are helping Aussie kids who face serious illness experience the fun and freedom of camp.

You can purchase Paul Newman’s Own at Woolworths, Coles and selected independent retailers.


Ingredients (serves 4)

  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 chicken breasts (about 800g-1kg)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 shallots, finely sliced
  • ½ cup Paul Newman’s Own Balsamic Dressing
  • ¼ cup chicken stock
  • 500g (2 punnets) cherry tomatoes
  • 150g buffalo mozzarella, sliced
  • 1 bunch basil leaves
  • 4 thick slices of sourdough, toasted, to serve

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 200 degrees. Season the chicken on all sides with a pinch of salt and pepper.
  2. Heat a large, oven-proof frying pan over medium-high heat. Add in a good glug of olive oil and add in the chicken breasts. Fry on all sides until browned all over. Remove chicken and set aside. Add the garlic and shallots into the frying pan and cook for 2 minutes, or until caramlised. Add in Paul Newman's Own Balsamic Dressing, chicken stock and cherry tomatoes. Bring to a simmer, then remove from the heat and nestle the seared chicken breast back into the pan. Place into the oven and bake for 15-17 minutes until the chicken is cooked through.
  3. Carefully remove the dish from the oven and place the mozzarella slices on top of the chicken. Turn the oven to high grill and place the dish in the top half of the oven. Grill for 5 minutes until the cheese is melted.
  4. Serve the Balsamic Chicken Caprese with fresh basil leaves, toasted sourdough chunks and a pinch of salt and pepper to season.

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