Air fryer Caprese chicken is a delicious and healthy dish that combines the flavors of Caprese salad with tender chicken breast. Here’s a simple recipe for making it in your air fryer:
- 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 cup cherry or grape tomatoes, halved
- 4 oz fresh mozzarella cheese, sliced
- 1/4 cup fresh basil leaves
- Balsamic glaze for drizzling (store-bought or homemade)
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Preheat your air fryer to 375°F (190°C) for a few minutes.
- While the air fryer is preheating, prepare the chicken breasts. Season both sides with salt and pepper.
- Brush each chicken breast with olive oil on both sides.
- Place the chicken breasts in the preheated air fryer basket and cook for about 12-15 minutes, depending on the thickness of the chicken. Flip the chicken halfway through the cooking time to ensure even cooking. The chicken should reach an internal temperature of 165°F (74°C).
- While the chicken is cooking, heat the minced garlic and cherry tomato halves in a small skillet with a bit of olive oil over medium heat. Cook for 2-3 minutes until the tomatoes soften and release their juices. Remove from heat.
- When the chicken is done, remove it from the air fryer.
- Top each chicken breast with slices of fresh mozzarella cheese.
- Return the chicken to the air fryer and cook for an additional 2-3 minutes or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
- Remove the chicken from the air fryer once more, and top each breast with the sautéed cherry tomatoes and fresh basil leaves.
- Drizzle with balsamic glaze to your liking.
- Serve the Caprese chicken immediately while it’s still hot. You can pair it with a side salad, pasta, or any other side of your choice.
This Air Fryer Caprese Chicken is a quick and easy recipe that’s bursting with fresh flavors. It’s a perfect option for a healthy and satisfying meal.