These open-face Chicken Caprese Sandwiches are easy and delicious! Toasted artisan bread is topped with seasoned chicken, fresh tomato slices, broiled melted mozzarella cheese, and sprinkled with fresh basil.
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This recipe is quick, ready in just 30 minutes, and makes a great lunch, dinner, or impressive date night meal for two.
What is Caprese? Here are the basic ingredients of Caprese:
Fresh basil leaves
Coarse sea salt
Fresh cracked black pepper
These ingredients can be combined in several ways including salads, sandwiches, burgers, pasta dishes, and pizza! To read more about the origin of Caprese click here.
How to Make Open-face Chicken Caprese Sandwiches:
Lightly toast the small bread slices.
Cut the tomatoes into 8 slices.
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Split the chicken breasts horizontally using a filet knife, creating 4 flat pieces of chicken. Click for a Rada filet knife.
Season the chicken with the salt and pepper to taste.
In a large skillet, heat the oil over medium-high heat.
Fry the chicken in the skillet until cooked through about 3 to 5 minutes per side.
Preheat the broiler to the high setting.
Place the 4 toast slices onto a broiler pan and top each slice of bread with a piece of the chicken. Click for a small broiler pan.
Add two tomato slices to each sandwich.
Place two slices of mozzarella on each sandwich.
Broil the sandwiches until the cheese is melted about 3 to 5 minutes.
Sprinkle with the fresh basil.
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- 4 small slices artisan bread, Italian bread, French bread, etc.
- 1/2 tablespoon olive oil
- 2 boneless chicken breasts (6 oz each)
- Coarse salt and fresh cracked black pepper
- 2 medium tomatoes
- 4 ounces sliced mozzarella (8 slices)
- 1/8 cup fresh basil leaves (torn)
- Lightly toast the small bread slices.
- Cut the tomatoes into 8 slices.
- Split the chicken breasts horizontally using a filet knife, creating 4 flat pieces of chicken. Click for a Rada filet knife.
- Season the chicken with the salt and pepper to taste.
- In a large skillet, heat the oil over medium-high heat. Fry the chicken in the skillet until cooked through about 3 to 5 minutes per side.
- Preheat the broiler to the high setting.
- Place the 4 toast slices onto a broiler pan and top each slice of bread with a piece of the chicken. Click here for a small broiler pan.
- Add two tomato slices to each sandwich. Place two slices of mozzarella on each sandwich.
- Broil the sandwiches until the cheese is melted about 3 to 5 minutes.
- Sprinkle with the fresh basil.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 576 Total Fat: 22g Saturated Fat: 9g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 10g Cholesterol: 147mg Sodium: 1060mg Carbohydrates: 36g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 3g Sugar: 6g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 57g