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Sheet-Pan Caprese Chicken with Potatoes

sheet-pan caprese chicken with potatoes Entree
Sheet-Pan Caprese Chicken with Potatoes
  • Prep 25 min
  • Total 50 min
  • Servings 4

This sheet-pan caprese chicken dinner is as impressive as it gets without the hassle. Chicken breasts are stuffed with mozzarella and pesto, and cherry tomatoes and basil are sprinkled on top for a fresh dinner you can throw together anytime. MORE+ LESS-

November 5, 2018

Ingredients

1
lb small Yukon Gold potatoes, quartered (7 to 9)
3
tablespoons olive oil
1 1/2
teaspoons salt
3/4
teaspoon ground pepper
1/3
cup plus 2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
2
tablespoons packed brown sugar
4
boneless skinless chicken breasts (1 1/2 lb)
4
slices (1/4-inch thick) fresh mozzarella cheese (about 4 oz)
4
tablespoons refrigerated basil pesto
1 1/2
cups cherry tomatoes, halved (about 10 oz)
1/4
cup thinly sliced fresh basil leaves

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 425°F. Spray 18x13-inch rimmed sheet pan with cooking spray.
  • 2
    In medium bowl, toss potatoes with 2 tablespoons of the oil, 1/2 teaspoon of the salt and 1/4 teaspoon of the pepper. Add potato mixture to pan; roast 15 minutes.
  • 3
    Meanwhile, in 1-quart saucepan, heat 1/3 cup vinegar to boiling over medium heat. Add brown sugar; cook 3 to 5 minutes, stirring constantly, until vinegar mixture is reduced and slightly thickened. Remove from heat; set aside. Cut pocket in each chicken breast by making horizontal slit along thin long edge, being careful to not cut through to opposite side. Stuff each pocket with 1 slice mozzarella and 1 tablespoon pesto. Press edges of chicken together to seal. Season chicken with 3/4 teaspoon of the salt and remaining 1/2 teaspoon pepper. Reserve 1 tablespoon of the vinegar glaze to brush on at the end.
  • 4
    Place chicken on sheet pan with potatoes. Brush top of chicken breasts with half of the glaze. Bake 20 minutes. Brush with remaining half of glaze; bake 5 to 10 minutes or until juice of chicken is clear when center of thickest part is cut (at least 165°F) and potatoes are tender. Drizzle reserved 1 tablespoon vinegar glaze on top of chicken breasts.
  • 5
    Meanwhile, in medium bowl, mix tomatoes, basil, remaining 1 tablespoon oil, remaining 2 teaspoons vinegar and remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt. Spoon tomato mixture over warm chicken; serve with potatoes.

Expert Tips

  • Brushing chicken with glaze a few times during cooking process ensures great flavor and a lovely dark lacquered appearance.
  • Cherry tomatoes are a nice choice all year round, as they typically have good flavor, even when they aren’t in season.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
590
Calories from Fat
250
% Daily Value
Total Fat
28g
43%
Saturated Fat
7g
36%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
125mg
42%
Sodium
1340mg
56%
Potassium
1100mg
31%
Total Carbohydrate
36g
12%
Dietary Fiber
3g
13%
Sugars
14g
Protein
49g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
25%
25%
Vitamin C
15%
15%
Calcium
30%
30%
Iron
20%
20%
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 4 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 3 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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