20-Minute Easy Skillet Chicken Caprese Recipe


  • 1 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 6 boneless, skinless, chicken thighs (about 2 pounds total)
  • 2 Tbsp. unsalted butter
  • 8 oz. fresh mozzarella cheese, cut into 6 slices
  • 2 medium tomatoes on the vine, sliced
  • fresh basil, cut into thin strips
  • salt and fresh black pepper
20-Minute Easy Skillet Chicken Caprese Recipe

  1. In a small saucepan, bring balsamic vinegar to a simmer over medium-low heat. Reduce heat to low or as needed and simmer partially covered for 20-23 minutes, until vinegar has reduced to a thicken glaze. Remove from heat.
  2. While the vinegar is simmering, prepare the chicken. Lightly pat dry the chicken thighs with paper towel. Season both sides with salt and pepper, to taste.
  3. In a large saute pan, melt butter over medium-high heat. When butter begins to sizzle, add chicken to the pan and cook for 3-4 minutes per side or until the chicken is nearly cooked through.
  4. Top each chicken thigh with a slice of mozzarella cheese. Cover pan with lid, return to heat and allow to cook 1-2 minutes longer until the cheese has slightly melted.
  5. Remove the pan from the heat, top each thigh with slice of fresh tomato and sprinkle with fresh basil. Drizzle with balsamic glaze and serve immediately.

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