Easy Caprese Chicken
Total Time 45 minutes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Difficulty Level Easy
2 lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 tsp garlic salt
½ tsp pepper
2 Tbsp olive oil
1 pint grape tomatoes
2 shallots, thinly sliced
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 (24-oz) jar tomato-basil pasta sauce
1 (8-oz) ball fresh mozzarella cheese, sliced
1 (16-oz) pkg angel hair pasta
2 (0.5-oz) pkg fresh basil, separated into leaves
Preheat oven to 400°F. Cut chicken in half crosswise and pound to an even thickness in a zip-top plastic bag using the heel of your hand or a meat mallet; sprinkle with garlic salt and pepper.
Cook chicken in hot oil in a large ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat until done. Remove from skillet, and keep warm.
Add tomatoes, shallots, and garlic to skillet; cook, stirring frequently, until tomatoes begin to burst. Stir in pasta sauce. Return chicken to skillet; top with cheese slices.
Transfer skillet to oven, and bake 10 minutes or until cheese is melted.
Meanwhile cook pasta according to package directions; drain, and divide among 8 plates. Top with chicken, sauce, and basil.