Caprese Chicken Foil Packs

Caprese Chicken Foil Packs


'Tis the season of foil pack dinners and first up is this irresistible Caprese Chicken.
  • 4 (8-oz.) boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 c. (2 pints) grape or cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 4 tsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • ½ c. homemade or store-bought pesto
  • 8 oz. mozzarella, thinly sliced
  • Balsamic glaze, for drizzling
  • ¼ c. packed fresh basil leaves, torn
  1. Prepare a grill for medium-high heat; preheat 5 minutes.
  2. Season chicken with 1½ teaspoons salt and ½ teaspoon black pepper. Arrange 4 (16"-by-12") pieces of foil on a flat surface. Pull up sides to form a shallow boat. Divide tomatoes among foil packets. Drizzle each with 1 teaspoon oil; season with ¼ teaspoon salt and a few grinds of pepper.
  3. Nestle 1 chicken breast into each foil packet and spread pesto over tops of chicken. Arrange mozzarella over pesto. Tightly fold foil packets to seal, leaving some room between foil and cheese.
  4. Grill, covered and rotating packets halfway through, until an instant-read thermometer inserted into thickest part of chicken registers 165ยบ, 18 to 20 minutes.
  5. Carefully open foil packets. Drizzle with balsamic glaze and top with basil.

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