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Caprese Grilled Chicken Paillard - Healthyish Foods

Caprese Grilled Chicken Paillard

Healthy, light yet completely satisfying, this caprese grilled chicken paillard is such a delicious chicken recipe. The chicken is fork tender and the caprese topping can’t be beat.
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  • 1.5 lbs. chicken breasts
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, thinly sliced or minced
  • 2 tablespoons parsley, chopped
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper

Caprese Mozzarella Topping

  • 1.5 cups cherry tomatoes, sliced in half
  • ½ cup mozzarella pearls, sliced in half
  • ½ cup shallots or sweet onion, diced
  • 2 tablespoons basil, fresh chopped
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • salt and pepper, pinch of each
  • 1-2 tablespoons balsamic reduction , drizzled on top


  • grill
  • mixing bowl
  • platter


  • Place a sheet of foil on your grill, then preheat the grill to 400 degrees.
  • If your chicken breasts are thick, butterfly them (cut them in half) and add them to a Ziplock bag. Gently pound the chicken using the soft side of a mallet. You will want the chicken to be about ¼ inch thick.
  • Once the chicken is pounded thin, add the olive oil, thinly sliced or minced garlic, chopped parsley, salt and pepper to the Ziplock bag.
  • Zip the bag closed and massage the chicken making sure it is evenly coated in the marinade.
  • Let the chicken marinate for 20-25 minutes before grilling.
  • While the chicken is marinating, you’ll prepare the caprese topping.
  • Combine the sliced tomatoes, mozzarella pearls, chopped basil, diced shallots, olive oil, salt and pepper in a mixing bowl. Toss until well combined.
  • Place the prepared chicken on the grill. Since it is coated in the olive oil mixture it will not stick to the foil.
  • Grill for about 3 minutes on each side. It will cook pretty quickly. You'll want the internal temp to be 165 degrees Fahrenheit. Thicker chicken may need longer to cook.
  • Remove from the grill and arrange the chicken on a platter. Top with the caprese topping and a light drizzle of balsamic reduction.
  • Serve immediately and enjoy!


Serving: 1serving, Calories: 421kcal, Carbohydrates: 10g, Protein: 40g, Fat: 25g, Saturated Fat: 4g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g, Monounsaturated Fat: 14g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 113mg, Sodium: 508mg, Potassium: 872mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 5g, Vitamin A: 547IU, Vitamin C: 20mg, Calcium: 78mg, Iron: 2mg