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Grilled Chicken Caprese Sandwich

Get the flavors and colors of Italy in this caprese salad twist, assembled on a ciabatta roll to soak up all the fresh, herbal dressing.

Cooking for 4 people


  • 2 large tomatoes, sliced
  • 8 thin chicken breast cutlets
  • 4 ciabatta rolls
  • 12 thin slices fresh mozzarella
  • basil leaves, for garnish


  • 0.5 cup olive oil
  • zest and juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 tbsp. fresh thyme leaves
  • 0.25 tsp. dried sage
  • 2 cloves garlic, grated
  • kosher salt and fresh ground pepper, to taste

1 Food Prep

  • First, whisk the marinade/dressing ingredients into a large bowl, and then season to taste with kosher salt and fresh ground pepper.

  • Next, toss half the dressing with the tomatoes, and marinate the chicken in the other half for 20–30 minutes. You can also do this ahead of time and keep the marinade/dressing in the refrigerator for several hours.

2 Grill Prep

3 The Cook

  • When you’re at temp, put cooking oil on a folded paper towel. Grab the oiled paper towel with long-handled tongs and oil the grate thoroughly.
  • Add the chicken to the grill and discard the marinade. Cook, turning once, until cooked through with visible grill marks, about 4–6 minutes total, until it reaches an internal temperature of 165°F on a digital meat thermometer.
  • Brush the rolls with the remaining 2 tbsp. of olive oil, and place them on the grill to toast until golden.
  • To assemble, place the chicken on the rolls and top each with 3 slices of the fresh mozzarella. Divide the tomato slices between the sandwiches and spoon any leftover dressing (from the tomatoes) over the top.
  • Garnish with basil, if desired, and close the sandwiches. Serve immediately.

For safe meat preparation, reference the USDA website.

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just like the salad I love caprese salad and saw this and knew it would be added to my rotation. It brings everything I love together with great taste and easy prep, it's a winner for me.
Date published: 2023-05-26
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