Caprese Chicken

A Family Favorite

I absolutely love fresh basil and tomatoes.  Together, these two ingredients scream summer to me.  When the weather starts to warm and heirloom tomatoes become available, I jump at the chance to create anything with them.

In this dish, I have combined the classic ingredients; basil, tomatoes, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt and pepper.  I even took it a step further and added *ciliegine, fresh mozzarella balls.  This fresh tomato salad is the perfect accompaniment to chicken.  In this dish, I sear-roasted the chicken but you could easily grill it for an even more classic summer-time meal.

Please note:  To make this dish Whole30 compliant, omit the mozzarella.

 
Be sure to sliced the tomatoes in half lengthwise so you can see their pretty centers.

Be sure to sliced the tomatoes in half lengthwise so you can see their pretty centers.

Here I used fresh organic cherry tomatoes but as the heirlooms start to appear, I would suggest using those for their sweetness.

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