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Caprese Chicken Casserole

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Here, the vibrant flavors of a classic Italian dinner meet a cozy casserole. This dish, the Caprese Chicken Casserole, merges the heartiness of baked chicken with a Caprese Chicken’s traditional tastes.

The bright cherry tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, and fragrant basil come together perfectly with the chicken. You can mix in either pasta or quinoa to make it a full meal. The balsamic vinegar provides a great tang. It brings out the sweet tomato taste and the cheese’s creamy goodness. This makes it perfect for an Italian dinner any night of the week.

Exact Ingredients (+ Possible Substitutes)

Creating a tasty Caprese Chicken Casserole is all about having the right things. You’ll need these:

  • Rotini or penne pasta
  • Juicy cherry tomatoes
  • Fresh basil
  • Chicken breast
  • Extra-virgin olive oil
  • Balsamic vinegar
  • Buffalo mozzarella pearls (or larger mozzarella balls, cut into cubes)

These ingredients make your Caprese Chicken Casserole special. But you can switch things up for different diets and tastes. Let’s look at some options:

If you avoid gluten, use gluten-free pasta. Those who skip dairy can pick a cheese-free mozzarella.

For an original Italian taste, use good olive oil and balsamic vinegar. These key flavors are what make this meal amazing.

Have you thought about using quinoa? It’s a healthy swap for pasta. It makes your meal more nutritious but still delicious and satisfying.

By making these changes, you get to enjoy a Caprese Chicken Casserole perfect for any dietary need. It’s a tasty and wholesome option for all.


To make the Caprese Chicken Casserole, follow some easy steps. First, preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C). This helps the casserole cook evenly later.

While the oven gets warm, cook your noodles or grains like pasta, quinoa, or rice. Cook them as the packaging tells you. Then, cook the chicken breasts in a pan with some olive oil. This keeps the flavor and makes sure they’re done.

After the chicken is cooked, put it in a big baking dish with the noodles or grains. Add halved cherry tomatoes and lots of mozzarella cheese. Mix mozzarella pearls and shredded mozzarella for extra cheesiness.

Now, put the dish in the oven and bake for 25–30 minutes, or until the cheese turns golden. While it bakes, make a quick salad. Use romaine lettuce and a sweet and tangy vinaigrette.

When it’s done, take the casserole out and add some balsamic vinegar on top. Then, put fresh basil leaves over it. This makes the dish smell amazing and taste even better. Share this tasty meal with your family.

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