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Overhead Shot of Caprese Chicken over Brown Rice

21 Day Fix Crock Pot or Instant Pot Caprese Chicken

  • Author: Nancylynn Sicilia
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Instant Pot
  • Cuisine: Italian

Description

This 21 Day Fix Instant Pot Caprese Chicken is amazing in both the Instant Pot and the Crock Pot, making it a perfect warm weather dinner when you don’t want to heat up the kitchen!


Ingredients

Scale
  • 1/2 large yellow or red onion, sliced
  • 34 cloves fresh garlic, minced or pressed
  • 1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 3 1/2 cups of cherry or grape tomatoes, halved
  • 2 Tbsp balsamic vinegar (3 tbsp. for the IP)
  • 2 tsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp crushed red pepper (optional)
  • sea salt and fresh ground pepper, to taste
  • 2 Tbsp fresh basil, chopped
  • 2/3 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • cooking oil spray

Instructions

Slow cooker:

  1. Spray your slow cooker with nonstick cooking spray – I used my EVO. Add sliced onions and garlic to the bowl and then cover with chicken breasts.
  2. Add chopped tomatoes, balsamic vinegar, olive oil, crushed red pepper (if using), salt and pepper.
  3. Cover and cook on low for 7-8 hours or high for 3-4 hours.
  4. Add basil and top with grated mozzarella cheese. Turn slow cooker on high and cover until the cheese has melted.
  5. Serve with brown rice, quinoa, whole grain or gf pasta, or zoodles! Yum!

Instant Pot:

  1. Spray your Pressure Cooker with cooking oil spray and hit the saute function. Saute your onions until they begin to caramelize.
  2. Turn off saute and add in garlic and chicken, then top with chopped tomatoes, balsamic vinegar, olive oil, crushed red pepper (if using), salt and pepper.
  3. Cover and set to manual for 15 minutes. After cook time, carefully switch to quick release and open the top of your pressure cooker when all the steam has released.
  4. Switch to saute and add in the mozzarella cheese and basil. Cook on saute until the cheese melts (2-3 minutes).
  5. Serve with brown rice, quinoa, whole grain or gf pasta, or zoodles! Yum!

Notes

Makes 4 servings

21 Day Fix: 1 RED, 1 GREEN, 1/2 BLUE, 1/2 TSP (per serving)

WW link for personal points: IP or Crock Pot Caprese Chicken

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 piece of chicken with 1 cup of tomatoes/sauce

Keywords: dinner, instant pot, slow cooker, italian, chicken, low carb, gluten-free