Try this caprese chicken recipe, ideal for dinner or for meal prep; low in carbs and high protein.

 

Ingredients (makes 2 servings):

  • 2 chicken breasts (halved lengthwise)
  • 1 garlic clove (crushed)
  • 1/2 teaspoon of basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon of oregano
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoon of olive oil
  • 125g fresh mozzarella (cut into 8 slices)
  • 4 avocado slices 2 medium vine ripened tomatoes (sliced)
  • 3 tablespoons of balsamic vinegar
  • Handful of fresh basil (chopped)

 

Directions:

  • In a bowl mix together garlic, basil, oregano, 1/2 tsp salt and 1/4 tsp pepper.
  • Sprinkle mixture evenly over both sides of each chicken cutlet. Heat olive oil in a 12-inch skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Add chicken and cook until golden brown on bottom, about 4 – 6 minutes.
  • Rotate and cook opposite side until chicken has nearly cooked though, about 4 – 5 minutes
  • Add two slices of mozzarella to the top each cutlet, followed by one avocado slice, and 1 – 2 tomato slices. Cover pan with lid, return to heat and allow to cook 1 – 2 minutes longer until cheese has melted.
  • Sprinkle chicken with pepper, drizzle with balsamic glaze and sprinkle with fresh basil. Serve warm.

 

Nutritional Information (serves 2):

  • 464 calories
  • 44g protein
  • 4g carbs
  • 28g fat

 

 

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