Caprese Chicken Roll Ups

Looking for a new way to enjoy caprese salad? Try these Caprese Chicken Roll Ups! You get all the fun of a caprese salad stuffed into chicken breast!

Caprese Chicken Rollups from www.thisgalcooks.com  3WM

So I’m pretty much on a vegetarian kick right now but I still do like to eat meat. I think I had meat overload when we were in the Keys, though. I ate two hamburgers last week. TWO. I usually only eat red meat maybe two times a month.

This week I’m eating mostly vegetarian dishes and maybe a couple of chicken dishes. The chicken dish I am sharing with you today would be perfect in my meal plan. Although, I would have to leave out the cheese since I am now going (mostly) dairy free. I made this recipe before I went dairy free so I was able to enjoy it with the cheese. And if you eat dairy, you can too! But if you don’t, just add more tomatoes, basil and maybe some spinach or red pepper. Those would be wonderful additions.

Caprese Chicken Rollups from www.thisgalcooks.com 2WM

The idea for this Caprese Chicken Roll Ups recipe came to me one night while I was eating dinner. I was eating a caprese salad. Surprise. I wonder what could have caused me to think of this idea for dinner? My idea worked out pretty well. Not only did I have all of the ingredients on hand, it was easy to make and it tasted delicious. I hope you enjoy this recipe!

Caprese Chicken Roll-ups
 
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Recipe type: dinner
Serves: 4 servings
Ingredients
  • 1 lb thin sliced chicken cutlets
  • 1 C finely chopped tomato
  • 2 tbsp finely chopped red onion
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • ¼ tsp balsamic vinegar
  • 6-8 leave of fresh basil (try to use large leaves)
  • Fresh mozzarella, about 8-10 slices cut in half
  • 1 egg, slightly beaten
  • 1 C panko
  • ¼ tsp Italian Seasoning
  • ¼ tsp seasoned salt
  • pepper and kosher salt
Instructions
  1. In a small bowl or measuring jar, combine the tomato, onion, garlic and balsamic vinegar. Mis well.
  2. In a bowl, combine the panko, Italian seasoning and seasoned salt.
  3. Place the chicken breasts in between two pieces of plastic wrap and pound them until they are a little flatter than they already are.
  4. Season the chicken with the pepper and kosher salt.
  5. Place the mozzarella, basil, and then tomato mixture on top of each chicken breast. Roll carefully and then secure with a toothpick.
  6. Carefully dip the rolled chicken breasts in the egg and then roll it in the panko mixture.
  7. Place the chicken breasts in a baking dish or in a roasting pan on top of the wire rack, if you have one.
  8. Bake at 350 for 20-30 minutes or until the chicken reaches an internal temp of 165.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 Chicken Roll-up

 

 

Caprese Chicken Rollups from www.thisgalcooks.com WM

A few more chicken recipes that you may enjoy:

Cranberry Pecan Chicken Salad

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Chicken Enchilada Pizza

Chicken Enchilada Pizza from www.thisgalcooks.com #tysongrilled&ready 4WM

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Comments

  1. says

    This is my second caprese dish I’ve seen today so I am surely in heaven! It is my very favorite and this looks incredibly delicious! Thanks for sharing the recipe, Julie – pinning! Have a great July 4th!

    • says

      Was the other one Carrie’s? When I saw hers this morning, I was like “Oh snap, great minds think alike!” Thank you so much for stopping by, Cindy!

  2. says

    ok so i’ve never heard of a caprese anything but this looks awesome and it’s chicken! i’m going to have to bribe older teen into making it. thanks so much.

    • says

      Me too, although, due to recently cutting dairy out of my diet, I can’t really eat it anymore. Ah well, it’s all good! Thanks for stopping by!

  3. Cathy says

    Great post! Awesome pictures!

    I would love for you to share and link up at my weekly TGIF Link Party if you haven’t already this week. Your favorite posts, most popular, recent or new! The party is open every Thursday night and closes Wednesday’s at midnight. Followed by (Not SO) Wordless Wednesday! http://apeekintomyparadise.blogspot.com/. I would be honored if you join us! Have a wonderful week!

    Hugs, Cathy

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