Once upon a time, in a quaint Italian village nestled among rolling hills and vineyards, there lived a skilled chef named Giovanni. Giovanni was known far and wide for his mastery of Italian cuisine, and his restaurant, nestled in the heart of the village square, was a beloved gathering place for locals and travelers alike.
One balmy summer evening, as the sun dipped below the horizon, casting a golden glow over the cobblestone streets, Giovanni found himself inspired to create a dish that celebrated the flavors of the season. Drawing upon the vibrant ingredients abundant in the local markets, he set out to craft a dish that would capture the essence of summer on a plate.
Giovanni’s creation, which he lovingly named Completely Keto Caprese Grilled Chicken, was a symphony of flavors and textures. He began by whisking together a marinade of olive oil, balsamic vinegar, minced garlic, salt, and pepper, infusing it with the rich flavors of the Italian countryside.
Next, Giovanni selected the finest boneless, skinless chicken breasts, tender and succulent, and bathed them in the marinade, allowing the flavors to meld and infuse the meat with their savory essence. As the chicken soaked up the aromatic marinade, Giovanni prepared the remaining ingredients: thick slices of fresh mozzarella cheese, ripe tomatoes plucked straight from the vine, and fragrant basil leaves, still warm from the sun.
With a sizzle and a hiss, Giovanni grilled the marinated chicken to juicy perfection, the tantalizing aroma wafting through the air and drawing hungry diners to his doorstep. As he arranged the chicken on a platter, topping each breast with a generous slice of mozzarella, a slice of tomato, and a sprinkle of chopped fresh basil, Giovanni knew he had created something truly special.
The Completely Keto Caprese Grilled Chicken quickly became a sensation, beloved by locals and tourists alike for its bold flavors and wholesome ingredients. And as diners savored each mouthful under the twinkling stars of the Italian night sky, Giovanni couldn’t help but smile, knowing that he had captured the magic of summer in every bite.
Completely Keto Caprese Grilled Chicken
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 2 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
- 2 garlic cloves minced
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp pepper
- 1 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts
- 8 oz mozzarella cheese sliced
- 1 large tomato
- chopped fresh basil
Stir together the ingredients for the marinade in a small bowl.
Butterfly the chicken breasts and place them in a large ziplock back with the dressing. Toss well and marinate in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours.
Grill the chicken on high heat for about 5 minutes per side or until cooked through.
Layer mozzarella and tomato slices on top and cook on low for 2-3 minutes more until the cheese is melted.
Top with fresh basil and drizzle with balsamic if desired.