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Baked Caprese Chicken Recipe

The beauty of this recipe is that it doesn’t take long to prepare and it’s always a hit. If you don’t have mozzarella to hand, cheddar cheese works just as well. Serve with spaghetti, extra pesto and a tossed green salad on the side. 

Serves 4

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes


  • 4 chicken fillets
  • 4 tbsp pesto
  • 2 tomatoes, sliced
  • 120g Mozzarella, grated
To serve:
  • Spaghetti


  1. Preheat the oven to 200˚C/180˚C fan/gas mark 6. Trim the chicken and lay them in a glass baking dish in a single layer.
  2. Spread some pesto over the top of each chicken fillet.
  3. Lay two of the tomato slices on top of each chicken fillet and scatter with the cheese.
  4. Bake for 30-40 minutes or until the chicken is done and the juices run clear.
  5. Serve over a bed of spaghetti.
Per Serving 421kcals, 22g fat (7.2g saturated), 4.5g carbs, 2.6g sugars, 49.7g protein, 1g fibre, 0.396g sodium
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