Blackstone Chicken Caprese Sandwich is loaded with flavor. Grilled Chicken tops a Ciabatta buns with slice tomato and mozzarella cheese. For the ultimate Blackstone Sandwich.

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You are going to love this Chicken Caprese Sandwich. We love cooking on our Blackstone and this grilled chicken sandwich is one of our favorites.

Topping the chicken on a ciabatta roll and layering with cheese, basil and fresh tomatoes. Makes this the perfect sandwich for the summer months.

This sandwich has all the caprese flavors that you love. Make this recipe into a sandwich or a caprese salad. It is light, healthy and one of our family’s favorite sandwich recipe. This is another family favorite Blackstone Sandwich – Blackstone Bacon Sandwich.

What is a Chicken Caprese Sandwich?

A Chicken Caprese Sandwich is made with fresh basil leaves, chicken, and slices of fresh mozzarella cheese. This Italian Sandwich can be made in a variation of ways.

It can be made with arugula, balsamic vinegar, and more.

Ingredients

Ingredients for Chicken Caprese Sandwich - Balsamic Vinegar, honey, chicken breasts, oil, salt, pepper, garlic powder, ciabatta buns, butter, tomatoes, mozzarella, fresh basil
  • Balsamic Vinegar 
  • Honey 
  • Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts (filleted into 4 pieces) 
  • Vegetable Oil 
  • Kosher Salt 
  • Black Pepper 
  • Garlic Powder 
  • Ciabatta buns 
  • Butter 
  • Tomatoes 
  • Slices Fresh Whole Milk Mozzarella 
  • Leaves Fresh Basil 

Scroll to the bottom for the full recipe and ingredients in the recipe card.

Variation Ideas

  • Store Bought Bread – You can use any type of bread to make this sandwich. We have also made it with sourdough bread or focaccia bread.
  • Seasoning – For amazing flavor, add in Italian Seasoning or red peppers to the marinade.
  • Glaze – We love topping this caprese recipe with balsamic but you can also add a spread to the buns. Grocery Store basil pesto, aioli, or store-bought pesto mayo are great options.
  • Chicken – We used chicken breast in this recipe. But you can also use boneless chicken thighs.
  • Basil – We love the flavor of basil, but you can also use arugula for amazing flavor.
  • Slice of Mozzarella – Top your sandwich with slices of mozzarella but you can also use shredded mozzarella.

Step by Step Instructions 

Heat the vinegar in a sauce pan

Step 1 – Heat Vinegar – In a small saucepan, heat the balsamic vinegar with the honey over medium high heat.  Bring the mixture to a boil.  Then reduce the heat to a low simmer or approximately 10 minutes until the mixture has been reduced in half.

Marinating chicken in a bowl

Step 2 – Marinate Chicken – Place the chicken breasts in a bag or bowl.  Pour half of the balsamic mixture over top of the chicken. Then allow it to marinade for at least 30 minutes (or overnight).  Reserve the other half of the mixture for serving. 

Heat oil on the griddle

Step 3 – Heat Grill – Preheat the grill over medium high heat then Put the vegetable oil onto the griddle.

Cook the chicken on the griddle

Step 4 – Season Chicken – Then place the filleted, marinated chicken breasts on the griddle. Then season them with the garlic powder, salt and pepper.

Cooking chicken on the griddle

Step 5 – Cook Chicken – Allow them to cook for 4-6 minutes until browned. Flip the chicken, cook for 5-6 more minutes. Remove the chicken from the griddle.

Butter buns

Step 6 – Toast Buns – While the chicken is resting.  Butter both sides of the ciabatta buns.  Place them cut side down on the grill and cook for 1-2 minutes to brown them slightly.  

  • Step 7 – Make Sandwich – They layer the chicken, mozzarella and tomatoes and basil onto the buns.  Drizzle the reserved balsamic glaze on top and then the sandwiches are ready to serve and enjoy.

Recipe Tips

  • Oil – You can use canola oil, avocado oil or coconut oil instead of the vegetable oil in this recipe. We just do not recommend using olive oil as it has a low smoke point.
  • Grilled Chicken Breast – We recommend to filet the chicken breast to ensure they are the same thickness. This allows for the chicken to cook evenly.
  • Marinate Chicken – For the best flavor, we recommend to marinate the chicken for at least 30 minutes. We think it best to marinate overnight.
  • Cook Chicken – Cook chicken until it reaches 165 degrees.

How to Know when Chicken is Cooked

To ensure that you chicken is done it’s best to use an internal read meat thermometer. This kitchen utensil make sure that the chicken has reached a safe internal temperature.

When you are finish cooking your chicken, it best to use a meat thermometer. Slice your chicken to check for doneness will release the juices to early. Which may cause your chicken to be dry.

The temperature of the chicken should reach 165 degrees.

Caprese Chicken Sandwich on a white plate

Frequently Asked Questions

How to make on the Stove Top

If you do not have a Blackstone, you can easily cook this chicken on the stovetop. You can also cook in a grill pan.
Marinate the chicken as the recipe indicates then cook in a cast iron skillet. Once chicken is cooked, then begin layering the ingredients on the toasted bun.

How to Store Leftovers

If you have any caprese chicken sandwich leftovers, refrigerate the ingredients separately in airtight containers for up to 5 days.  

How to Reheat Leftovers

When you are reheating, we recommend reheating in the oven or the microwave.

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Blackstone Chicken Caprese Sandwich

5 from 4 votes
Blackstone Chicken Caprese Sandwich is loaded with flavor. Grilled Chicken tops a Ciabatta buns with slice tomato and mozzarella cheese. For the ultimate Blackstone Sandwich.
Prep Time 35 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 4
Cuisine Italian
Course Main Course
Calories 414

Ingredients

  • 2 cups Balsamic Vinegar
  • 3 Tablespoons Honey
  • 2 Boneless Chicken Breasts filleted into 4 pieces
  • 1 Tablespoon Vegetable Oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 4 Ciabatta buns
  • 1 Tablespoon Butter
  • 4 slices Tomatoes
  • 4 Slices Fresh Whole Milk Mozzarella
  • 8 Leaves Fresh Basil

Instructions

  • In a small saucepan, heat the balsamic vinegar with the honey over medium high heat.  Bring the mixture to a boil.  Then reduce the heat to a low simmer.
  • Simmer for approximately 10 minutes until the mixture has been reduced in half. Remove from heat.
  • Place the chicken breasts in a bag or bowl.  Pour half of the balsamic mixture over top of the chicken and allow it to marinade for at least 30 minutes (or overnight).  Reserve the other half of the mixture for serving.
  • Preheat the grill over medium high heat (approximately 400 degrees F).
  • Put the vegetable oil onto the griddle and use your spatula to spread it around.
  • Then place the filleted, marinated chicken breasts on the griddle and season them with the garlic powder, salt and pepper.
  • Allow them to cook for 4-6 minutes until browned. Flip the chicken, cook for 5-6 more minutes until the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees F.
  • Remove the chicken from the griddle.
  • Let the chicken rest for 5 minutes.
  • While the chicken is resting.  Butter both sides of the ciabatta buns.  Place them cut side down on the grill and cook for 1-2 minutes to brown them slightly.
  • They layer the chicken, mozzarella chicken, tomatoes and basil onto the buns.  Drizzle the reserved balsamic mixture on top and then the sandwiches are ready to serve and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

You can use canola oil, avocado oil or coconut oil instead of the vegetable oil in this recipe. We just do not recommend using olive oil as it has a low smoke point.
Use an instant read meat thermometer to make sure that the chicken is cooked to a safe temperature before serving.
If you have any leftovers, refrigerate the ingredients separately in air tight containers for up to 5 days.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 414kcal, Carbohydrates 62g, Protein 18g, Fat 8g, Saturated Fat 3g, Polyunsaturated Fat 2g, Monounsaturated Fat 2g, Trans Fat 0.1g, Cholesterol 44mg, Sodium 685mg, Potassium 433mg, Fiber 1g, Sugar 33g, Vitamin A 383IU, Vitamin C 5mg, Calcium 45mg, Iron 1mg

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