This recipe is so simple, yet so delicious. The more I’m cooking, the more I find that the most delicious dishes have few ingredients. There’s something to be said about letting the ingredients speak for themselves, as opposed to creating one new flavor, with many ingredients.

One such dish is the grilled chicken caprese. A simple grilled chicken, with fresh Buffalo mozzarella, sliced tomatoes and a balsamic vinegar glaze to top.

But, I want to take you further down the rabbit hole.

I’ll give you the ingredients to a great balsamic vinegar glaze and a grill seasoning to use in this dish.

Sure you could buy both, but trust me. It’ll taste better if you go the extra mile.

4 chicken breasts
*grill seasoning – see below
olive oil
fresh mozzarella
1 bunch fresh basil, ripped up
** 2 tbsps balsamic vinegar – see below
salt and pepper

3 tbsps fresh coarse ground black pepper
1 tbsp kosher salt
1 tbsp onion powder
1 tbsp garlic powder
1 tbsp ground coriander – you can switch this spice out with whichever you’d like
1 tsp crushed red pepper flakes

2 cups balsamic vinegar
1/2 cup brown sugar

So I like to make everything ahead before I introduce any heat element to my dishes. If you’d like to skip the grill season and balsamic vinegar glaze, click here.

Mix all ingredients together well and store in an airtight container. Should make enough seasoning to cook 7-8 meals with.

Mix balsamic vinegar with brown sugar in a saucepan over medium heat, stirring constantly until sugar has dissolved. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, and simmer until glaze is reduced by half, about 20 minutes. Glaze should coat the back of a spoon. Let cool and pour into a jar with a lid. Then finally store in your refrigerator. This is good to have any time you need a little something extra on your fish, poultry, pasta or salads.

Set your grill to medium heat. Rub the chicken breasts down with olive oil and grill seasoning. Cook each side roughly for 5 minutes.

Grab a bowl and add in your tomatoes, mozzarella, basil, and drizzle with the balsamic vinegar glaze and then salt & pepper. Give it a mix and put it aside.

After your chicken breasts are done cooking take out your fresh mozz slices and lay them on your chicken. Then take the tomato slices and place on top of your mozz slices. Finally drizzle the rest of the balsamic vinegar glaze on the chicken. Serve and enjoy!

Need a side dish? Here’s your 3rd bonus recipe, sautéed spinach.

80z bag of spinach
1 tbsp of butter
1 tbsp of olive oil

Melt your butter in a medium size pan, over medium heat. Then add your olive oil. Spritz some water into the pan, once it sizzles you’re ready to add the spinach.

Add spinach and stir, then cover. A few minutes will pass, then uncover your pan. Spinach should look like it’s wilted. Stir and cover once more. You want the spinach to look nice and sauteed. A few more minutes then uncover, add a dash of salt and pepper. And serve with your chicken.

Hopefully you’ll find this recipe easy and delicious to make. The grill seasoning and balsamic vinegar glaze is just good to have in the kitchen anyhow. I hope you enjoy the delicious dish.

Did you make it? What did you change about it? Share your comments below!