This is a collection of recipes from Teresa Lapetina Greco (Big Mamma), her daughter Elizabeth Greco Noviello (Mamaw), her grand daughter Marie Noviello Casazza and her great grand daughter-in-law.....Lee Casazza. My cookbook is now available in a hard cover and in Kindle on Amazon. If you live in the USA, you can order it now from my website. I will personally inscribe and sign the book for you, just leave instructions. www.leecasazzacooking.com. . . Buon appetito!
Thursday, September 15, 2016
CAPRESE CHICKEN - Pollo alla Caprese
If you are familiar with a
Caprese salad, this is a warm main course version with chicken. It's also an easy one-pot meal. You can add a green salad and a side of roasted potatoes or pasta, if you prefer.
3 to 4 boneless chicken breasts
Sea salt and freshly ground black
1 T (15 ml) extra-light
2 cloves garlic, minced ⅓ cup (75 ml) white or red balsamic vinegar
2 cups (500 ml) cherry or grape tomatoes,
cut in half
10 to 12 large basil leaves, chiffonade
(stacked and rolled up like a cigar and cut into strips)
Mozzarella cheese, sliced
Cut each chicken breasts in half,
Season to taste with salt and
In a large skillet over
medium-high heat, heat the oil.
Cook chicken until golden brown,
about 5 to 6 minutes on each side.
Transfer chicken to a platter and
Add garlic to skillet and sauté
Add balsamic vinegar to skillet
and stir with a wooden spoon.
Add tomatoes and
simmer for 2 to 3 minutes, but no longer.
Return chicken to skillet and top
each with a slice of mozzarella.
Turn off heat, cover with a lid,
to let cheese melt.
Spoon chicken onto a platter and
spoon tomatoes and sauce on top. Sprinkle with basil and serve.