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Caprese Stuffed Chicken Thighs

Chicken thighs stuffed with plum tomatoes, fresh Mozzarella cheese and basil is a deliciously easy weeknight meal idea that’s loaded with flavor.

Chicken thighs stuffed with plum tomatoes, fresh Mozzarella cheese and basil is a deliciously easy weeknight meal idea that's loaded with flavor. 

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We eat chicken for dinner at least three times a week, if not more so I switch it up a bit by using boneless breasts, bone-in breasts, ground chicken and of course, meals like these Caprese Stuffed Chicken Thighs. It gets hard to think of new things to make, but as you must know, Caprese style is one of my favorite flavor combinations.

Caprese Stuffed Chicken Thighs

When something is named “Caprese”, it literally means “salad from Capri (Italy)”; which is part of a region of Campania, Province of Naples. In general, it’s a simple Italian salad made with fresh mozzarella, tomatoes, and sweet basil, seasoned with salt and olive oil.

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Maybe it’s because my fraternal grandmother came from Campania that I enjoy these flavors so much, but when I visited there a few summers ago it just felt like “home” and I can’t wait to go back to spend more time there.

Chicken thighs stuffed with plum tomatoes, fresh Mozzarella cheese and basil is a deliciously easy weeknight meal idea that's loaded with flavor. 

These Caprese Stuffed Chicken Thighs are so simple to make too; which comes in handy when you don’t know what to make for dinner. Simply place a plum (or Roma) tomato under the chicken thigh skin, top it with a slice of fresh mozzarella and basil (either whole leaves or chopped is fine); then drizzle some olive oil on top of the skin (or use an olive oil cooking spray) and season with Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper.

Caprese Stuffed Chicken Thighs

Place the chicken in an oven safe baking dish and pop it into a 375 degree F preheated oven for about 50-60 minutes (depending on the size of your chicken thighs) until a minimum temperature of 165 degrees F is reached (I prefer mine at 180 degrees).  It only takes about 10 minutes to prepare the chicken to go into the oven; especially if you purchase the pre-sliced fresh mozzarella.

Chicken thighs stuffed with plum tomatoes, fresh Mozzarella cheese and basil is a deliciously easy weeknight meal idea that's loaded with flavor. 

I think this probably goes without saying, but my family loved this meal and it’s now one of my favorites as well. If you’d like to keep similar flavors together, serve this with Sun Dried Tomato Risotto or a Ciligene Caprese Salad. ~Enjoy!

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Caprese Stuffed Chicken Thighs
Caprese Stuffed Chicken Thighs
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
50 mins
Total Time
1 hr
 

Chicken thighs stuffed with plum tomatoes, fresh Mozzarella cheese and basil is a deliciously easy weeknight meal idea that's loaded with flavor. 

Course: Main Entree
Servings: 6
Calories: 394 kcal
Author: Carrie's Experimental Kitchen
Ingredients
  • 6- 5(ounce) Bone-In Chicken Thighs
  • 2 Plum Tomatoes, sliced
  • 6 oz. Fresh Mozzarella, sliced
  • 2 tbsp. Chopped Basil
  • Olive Oil or Cooking Spray
  • Kosher Salt & Fresh Ground Pepper, to taste
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. 

  2. Place 1-2 tomato slices (depending on how small) under the chicken thigh skin, top it with a slice of fresh mozzarella and basil (either whole leaves or chopped is fine); then drizzle some olive oil on top of the skin (or use an olive oil cooking spray) and season with Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper.

  3. Place the chicken in an oven safe baking dish and pop it into the oven for about 50-60 minutes (depending on the size of your chicken thighs) until a minimum temperature of 165 degrees F is reached (I prefer mine at 180 degrees). 

Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts
Caprese Stuffed Chicken Thighs
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 394 Calories from Fat 261
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 29g 45%
Saturated Fat 10g 50%
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Cholesterol 20mg 7%
Sodium 348mg 15%
Potassium 52mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 2g 1%
Sugars 1g
Protein 29g 58%
Vitamin A 8%
Vitamin C 5%
Calcium 15%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

 

 

 

*Nutritional information is based on specific ingredients and products used in this recipe and was calculated by MyFitnessPal.com; which may not be 100% accurate. 

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