Caprese Chicken Skillet


Wooh. This week has been cah-razy.

Let’s take yesterday morning for example.

Yesterday morning I had a class meeting, and I was to arrive at school by 7:20.

I dutifully set my alarm (you know me) to go off at 6:20 so I’d have plenty of time to prepare myself.


Fun fact about me – along with all the compulsiveness that my personality entails,
I must sleep in utter and complete silence and darkness.

Enter earplugs. Those giant, squeezy sound mufflers? Yeah, my life-savers.

Anyway, I put my little (huge) earplugs in on Wednesday night, and slipped into dreamland.


I was not awoken by my alarm clock (ahem. phone).

I was awoken by my mother swinging the door open, screaming, “MARY CLAY!!!”

I gasped and looked at my phone – 7:15.

I’m not even kidding like 100% for serious seriousness here SEVENFIFTEEN.

I sprang from my bed faster than I EVER have on Christmas morning;
and I picked out my outfit, got dressed, put contacts in and make-up on, brushed my teeth,
grabbed a LUNA bar + stuffed it in my purse, gathered my belongings, and made it to school by 7:24.



And that’s how I’ve been rollin’ this week:

On-the-edge but productive.

As if my life weren’t stressful enough.


So let’s talk chicken.

This recipe was born out of my incessant need for mozzarella in my life. Yep, it’s a real thing.

And I used to think I didn’t like cheese HA who was I kidding.

But this chicken entails more than just mozzarella.

Bring on the caprese, baby.


Another fun fact:
When I was young and naive (like two months ago) I used to think it was pronounced ca-PREES. 
Then I learned it was ca-PRE-zay, and I felt a lot fancier.

Anywho. This chicken recipe is so simple. So, so simple.

Saute the chicken. Saute green onions and tomatoes. Add a little (it’s all relative) cheese. Broil. Done.


I need this chicken in my life on days like yesterday. Or just any day. You know.

OOH and also! I know the potato looks a little misplaced on a plate of summery summerness,
but I just had to show you it’s wonderment.

Brown Sugar Bacon Sweet Potato.

I’m becoming more of a fan of bacon on sweetness (on ice cream, however… no bueno),
and this potato is perfection. The brown sugar is enough to sweeten it, while you get a smoky hint from the bacon.

Add some light butter and the day is done. Life is made. Et cetera.


Try it all, ’cause you need it all.

Caprese Chicken Skillet
serves 5
5 4-ounce chicken breasts
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved
5-6 green onions, sliced
2 tablespoons white balsamic vinegar
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
3 tablespoons julienned basil
salt and pepper

1. Turn on broiler. Heat a skillet over medium heat. Add olive oil to heat. Salt and pepper the chicken breasts, and sear for 3-4 minutes on each side or until cooked completely. Remove from heat.
2. Add green onions, balsamic vinegar, and garlic to the skillet, and saute for 1 minute. Add tomatoes and saute another 2 minutes. Add the chicken back to the skillet.
3. Sprinkle the chicken breasts with the mozzarella. Slide under the broiler for about 1 minute, or until the cheese is bubbly and slightly golden. Serve the chicken over the tomato saute.


Happy Friday, everyone!


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