Is there any better combination than a caprese salad and pesto? The true summer dish, this Chicken Caprese with Pesto Zucchini Noodles is the perfect dish to make on a warm summer day, served (preferably) al fresco!
Chicken Caprese with Pesto Zucchini Noodles
All summer long, my grandfather would serve caprese salads whenever we went over to their house. Pillowy mozzarella, fresh tomatoes and basil from their home garden, and a drizzle of balsamic and freshly cracked pepper and salt was the simple formula.
Then, there was always pesto served – pesto pasta or just some pesto served as a dip with bread or vegetables. Between the caprese and pesto, summer was complete, and I have such fond memories of going to my grandparents’ home and enjoying these classics.
I’ve taken the caprese pesto combo and made it into a full meal, as a Chicken Caprese with Pesto Zucchini Noodles, a warm chicken dish with melted gooey mozzarella cheese, a tangy balsamic drizzle, and crunchy pesto zoodles on the side.
Bonus points: serve this was some warmed Italian bread and sop up the extra pesto sauce and juices from the tomatoes.
If you want other variations of this meal, try these recipes:
- Zucchini Pesto Caprese Bites
- Pesto Caprese Zucchini Zucchini Noodle Salad
- Caprese Quinoa and Zucchini Bake
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