Caprese Chicken Pasta

From McGough's Recipes
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Prep Cook Serves
5 Min 25 Min 4

Ingredients

  • 1/2 c. balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 c. sugar
  • 2 tbsp. honey
  • 11 oz. Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast
  • 2 tsp. Italian seasoning, divided
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • 12 oz. cooked short pasta noodles (such as penne or spiral)
  • 1 c. cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 2 oz. fresh mozzarella, thinly sliced

Directions

  1. Make balsamic glaze: In a medium saucepan, add balsamic vinegar, sugar, and honey and whisk to combine. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, then reduce heat and simmer until reduced by half. Remove from heat and transfer to a heatproof bowl to cool.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large skillet over medium-high heat, heat 2 tablespoons oil. Add chicken and cook until warm. Remove from skillet and set aside.
  3. Add cooked pasta to skillet and drizzle with remaining 2 tablespoons oil. Season with remaining 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning and salt and pepper and stir to combine. Stir in tomatoes and cook until pasta is hot throughout and tomatoes are tender, 2 to 4 minutes.
  4. Add chicken and mozzarella, then cover and cook until cheese is melty. Drizzle with balsamic glaze and serve.

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