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Open-Face Chicken Caprese Sandwiches Recipe for Two

Open Face Chicken Caprese Sandwiches

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.

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What is Caprese? Here are the basic ingredients of Caprese:

Fresh mozzarella

Fresh tomatoes

Fresh basil leaves

Olive oil

Balsamic vinegar

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 bread slices.

four slices of toasted artisan bread

 

Cut the tomatoes into 8 slices.

 

Split the chicken breasts horizontally using a filet knife, creating 4 flat pieces of chicken. Click here for a Rada filet knife.

four pieces of boneless chicken seasoned with salt and pepper

 

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.

four pieces of boneless chicken cooking a pan

 

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.

four pieces of toast topped with chicken

 

Add two tomato slices to each sandwich.

toast and chicken topped with tomatoes

 

Place two slices of mozzarella on each sandwich.

toast, chicken, and tomatoes topped with mozzarella slices

 

Broil the sandwiches until the cheese is melted about 3 to 5 minutes.

 

Sprinkle with the fresh basil.

 

Open Face Chicken Caprese Sandwiches Recipe for Two

 

 

 

Yield: 2 servings

Open-Face Chicken Caprese Sandwiches

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.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 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)

Instructions

  1. Lightly toast the bread slices.
  2. Cut the tomatoes into 8 slices.
  3. Split the chicken breasts horizontally using a filet knife, creating 4 flat pieces of chicken. Click for a Rada filet knife.
  4. Season the chicken with the salt and pepper to taste.
  5. 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.
  6. Preheat the broiler to the high setting.
  7. 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.
  8. Add two tomato slices to each sandwich. Place two slices of mozzarella on each sandwich.
  9. Broil the sandwiches until the cheese is melted about 3 to 5 minutes.
  10. Sprinkle with the fresh basil.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

2

Amount Per Serving:Calories: 481 Saturated Fat: 8g Cholesterol: 117mg Sodium: 753mg Carbohydrates: 29g Fiber: 2g Sugar: 5g Protein: 41g

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