Balsamic chicken caprese pasta

Balsamic chicken caprese pasta topped with fresh mozzarella and basil -the perfect dish for summer!

One of my all time favorite combos is balsamic + fresh mozerrella + tomatoes + basil. I almost alllllllways have a caprese salad if it’s on the menu when we’re dining out. I can’t resist. Add some chicken and pasta and you have a winner! You just can’t go wrong with those key ingredients in my opinion.Balsamic chicken caprese pasta topped with fresh mozzarella and basil -make this recipe in 30 minutes or less!

For this recipe I’ve partnered with PERDUE® PERFECT PORTIONS®. I thought I’d try their individually packed AND marinated Mesquite Grille Seasoned Boneless Skinless Chicken, to give this classic recipe a little twist. The chicken is seasoned just perfect and it gave just the right amount of flavor to the dish. This is a great summer meal you can make in 30 minutes or less!

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The fresh basil is what really completes this dish. My kids picked some basil from our garden and were so excited to put it in the pasta. When I let my kids help me cook in the kitchen, they are more likely to eat it. Although let’s be honest… it gets quite messy at times!

Balsamic chicken caprese pasta topped with fresh mozzarella and basil -make this recipe in 30 minutes or less!

 

Chicken caprese pasta

Total Time: 20 minutes

Serving Size: 4

Ingredients

  • 3 PERDUE® PERFECT PORTIONS® Mesquite Grille Seasoned Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast (cut into 1 inch pieces)
  • 1/2 lb. farfalle pasta
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 (10.5 oz pkg.) cherry tomatoes (cut in half)
  • 3 oz mozerella cheese (cut into cubes)
  • Fresh basil (about 10 leaves), chopped
  • 2 Tablespoons balsamic vinegar

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 425°. Place chicken, olive oil, balsamic vinegar and tomatoes in a zip top bag. Mix together and let marinade for 5 minutes. Pour chicken mixture onto the pan and cook for 10 minutes. Cook pasta according to package directions, then drain. Once chicken mixture is done pour over the top of the pasta. Stir in the fresh basil, cheese and 2 Tablespoons of balsamic vinegar. Serve immediately.
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MMM…. now I am craving pasta! My whole family loved this recipe.  I can’t wait to make it again!

Balsamic chicken caprese pasta topped with fresh mozzarella and basil -make this recipe in 30 minutes or less!

This post was in partnership with Perdue. The PERDUE® PERFECT PORTIONS® Mesquite Grille Seasoned Boneless Skinless Chicken are easy to cook with, tasty and are a quick way to add protein to your meal! For more information about their products click here or connect with them on Facebook.

Enjoy! Happy Summer! :)

 

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Comments

  1. Katie+@+Made+to+be+a+Momma posted on July 17, 2014 at 9:11 am (#
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    Looks delicious-then again anything with pasta is a winner in my book! :) Pinned!

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  2. Ashley posted on July 17, 2014 at 12:38 pm (#
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    I love this recipe! I have fresh basil and tomatoes from my garden so I must try this week!

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    • Jamielyn replied on July 21st, 2014 at 9:16 pm

      I hope you enjoy it Ashley! I used fresh basil and tomatoes from my garden, it is so yummy!

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  3. Sarah L posted on July 17, 2014 at 3:01 pm (#
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    This looks awesome! I am always looking for new uses for my basil, which is growing out of control! I pinned for later. Thanks for sharing!

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    • Jamielyn replied on July 21st, 2014 at 9:16 pm

      Same here, I have SO much basil in my garden so I have been using it on everything!

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  4. Crystal posted on July 17, 2014 at 6:33 pm (#
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    Yum! That looks familiar!!

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  5. Kari posted on July 18, 2014 at 9:41 am (#
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    I can’t wait to try this salad Jamielyn. Looks amazing!

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  6. Coleen posted on July 18, 2014 at 12:11 pm (#
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    I agree with Katie…anything with Pasta is my favorite!!

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  7. Michelle posted on July 19, 2014 at 10:18 pm (#
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    This looks amazing! I love caprese salad, so I’m sure this is even more delicious!

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  8. Kristyn posted on July 23, 2014 at 10:18 am (#
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    Yummy! Looks good and easy! Thank you! :D

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