Special thanks to Circulon® for sponsoring this recipe for 20 Minute Caprese Chicken and the opportunity for one lucky winner to receive a Circulon® Momentum™ Cookware Set!
I know, I know. It’s already October. I still find it hard to believe! Where I live school starts right in the middle of the official “Summer” months, so I get thrown off with my seasons those first few months. It also doesn’t help that September had a majority of triple digit weather days, and even in October we’re still sitting comfortably in the 90’s. Honestly from summertime to the fall season I’m looking for quick and easy recipes to make for dinner, because I simply don’t have the time!
This past summer I created this AMAZING 20 Minute Caprese Chicken, complete with a simple salad and served over buttery seasoned noodles. Tomatoes are still in season right now in my part of the world, so I thought that this would be a good time to share this recipe with you too! The chicken is seasoned to perfection then browned on the stove-top before adding mozzarella slices and moving it to the oven for the cheese to melt. There’s a simple balsamic glaze that is drizzled over the top of the chicken before sprinkling with the basil and tossing in the halved grape tomatoes.
Although this recipe is super quick and easy, it’s also so flavorful and mouthwatering delicious. The right cookware is important with these types of recipes, because going from stove-top to oven can be tricky with the wrong kind of pan.
For years I’ve built a collection of various pots and pans, usually just buying something as I need it. I remember when I was 19, I had my first apartment and got this all-in-one set of various pots and pans for super cheap. They were non-stick pans, and this is where I practiced some of my very first meals. The pots and pans didn’t last long, they were non-stick, but I didn’t know how to properly care for them and the coating ended up bubbling up and peeling off. Since then I’ve collected pieces here and there with a variety of different shapes and sizes of pots and pans, and I never had a complete set of one sole brand.
Once I received this Momentum 11 piece set from Circulon, it was like a whole new world opened up! If you don’t know, Circulon has a unique and innovative collection of cookware and kitchenware. Their aim is to streamline the cooking process from start to finish, including prep and cleanup! Circulon cookware is one of a kind ultra-durable hard-anodized aluminum, with a raised cooking surface that is actually a series of raised concentric circles then triple coated with premium-quality nonstick on the interior. This results in super durable, high quality pieces of cookware. What I love is that this particular set is dishwasher safe and can go from stove-top to oven, at up to 400 degrees!
The Circulon Momentum Cookware set comes with 11 pieces; that’s 4 lids and 7 pots/skillets. This is really the basic set that provides essentials for the daily home cook (aka Mealtime Engineer). Everything is non-stick and heavy duty, but light enough for daily use. These cleaned up like a dream, even after boiling the glaze and melting cheese, a few swift wipes and these babies were good as new! Here’s what’s included in this well-rounded set:
- 1-Qt Pouring Saucepan
- 2-Qt Covered Saucepan
- 3-Qt Covered Sauté
- 6-Qt Covered Stockpot
- 10-Inch Covered Skillet
- 8-Inch French Skillet
- 11.5-Inch French Skillet
When making the chicken I melted the butter and olive oil in the Momentum 11.5-Inch French Skillet over medium heat. Season the chicken first, then add to the skillet to brown.
Preheat the oven to 400, then once the chicken is browned add the mozzarella slices and pop the skillet in the oven to melt the cheese.
While the cheese melts, start boiling the water in the Momentum 6-Qt Covered Stockpot to make the fettuccine noodles. Once cooked, drain then toss them in butter, Parmesan cheese, salt, pepper and parsley.
Prepare the glaze in the Momentum 1-Qt Pouring Saucepan over medium heat,. Once the chicken has cooked, sprinkle the halved grape tomatoes on top, then drizzle with the glaze and sprinkle with fresh basil.
I could devour this any time of year! Tomato season or not, it’s just too good!
Get all of the ingredients plus the recipe on the Circulon website here!
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Cookware Set Giveaway BELOW!
Are you as excited about this set as I am? I’m giving away a Circulon® Momentum™ Hard Anodized 11 Piece Cookware Set – a value of $400 – to one lucky person!
Here’s how to enter:
Prize: One (1) Circulon Momentum Hard Anodized 11 Piece Cookware Set.
Giveaway runs through the evening of October 30th.
Eligibility: Winners are limited to the continental United States and must be 18 years of age or older. See full contest rules in the rafflecopter form. You will be notified via the email you used in the rafflecopter form if you win, and you will have 48 hours to respond, or a new winner will be chosen.
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Tiffany Banks says
I am most excited about the 10-Inch Covered Skillet so I can cook a great breakfast with it!
I would use the 6-qt Stock Pot to make some Italian Wedding Soup!
Amanda Wodo says
What a sweet giveaway! I loved the chicken recipe too, it sounds delicious. I have needed a nice big stockpot for YEARS, it would be so nice to be able to cook a nice big pot of chili, instead of trying to make the same batch in two or 3 smaller pots, hah 😀
Steve Weber says
I would use the fry pan to host an amazing brunch.
Will G says
i would love to use the frying pan so I could make fajitas!
I would use the frying pan to make stir fry
I would love to use the 6 quart covered stock pot. The first thing I would make is chili.
aaron reck says
The frying pan could be used for so much but I think that I would really like some scrambled eggs right now with some strawberries and toast.
Sherry Bracy says
First I would have to use several pans and make this amazing Looking Caprese Chicken Recipe you show us here!! Then I would make some over easy eggs for breakfast In the 11.5 inch french skillet. (Because we have 4 children here in the home so I need a large skillet pan). . 🙂
Debbie Yoder says
I would use The 10 inch covered skillet first! All my pots and pans are hand me downs and are almost antiques!
Stefanie G says
My favorite pan in this set is the Momentum 11.5-Inch French Skillet! I would make shrimp stir fry for my family, it’s their favorite!
Brenda Haines says
The 10 inch covered skillet would be perfect for pancakes! Thanks for the chance!
Angela Hendricks says
I would love the stock pot because I make lots of soups and casseroles and need a big pot like that! Thanks for the chance!
stella methvin says
the first thing would be an omelet in the 8-Inch French Skillet, its the perfect size
I would use the frying pan to make stir fry.
The piece we would use most often is the stockpot. We use one for everything, with my favorite dish being home fries.
I would use the 6-Qt Covered Stockpot to make a bunch of stovetop mac and cheese!
carol clark says
frying pan to make some chicken fried steaks
Desiree M says
This looks AMAZING!!! All the cookware looks fantastic too. I would use the 6 qt covered crock pot first and make my delicious chicken stew and also use the 10″ skillet to make some fried corn bread. I have never had a pan I could take from stove to oven before…so AWESOME!!!!
I think I would first use the 2-Qt Covered Saucepan to make homemade spaghetti sauce
Tee Anderson says
I would use the 6 qt stockpot to make my family’s favorite chicken tortilla soup.
Heather W says
The frying pan would be amazing! We do not have one
Tamra Phelps says
I’m really in love with the 6 quart covered stockpot. I’d really like to try making chicken & dumplings in that, so I’d make that first. This set looks gorgeous.
You made those pans look too good not to enter! 😉
I’ve been making lots of soup so I would love the saucepan. Your recipe sounds good too. I have so many tomatoes to pick and use.
Michele Brosius says
It’s hard to choose just one piece. I think the 10 inch covered skillet would be my top choice. I’d use it to make veggie omelets! Thanks for the great giveaway.
Gina Blades says
I like the covered skillet for my 15-minute turkey Picadillo.
Andrea Bates says
The 3-qt covered sauté. Because I never cover my sauté pans and SPLATTER!
Janeane M. Davis says
I cannot wait to try this recipe after I go shopping this weekend. This pot set is simply amazing.
Ken C says
The frying pan to make Kunk Pao Chicken , yum!
Tiffany LaCourse says
I am most excited about getting the Momentum 11.5-Inch French Skillet. I love that you can put it right in the oven! The first things I would make is fettucini alfredo with grilled chicken breast! Thanks for the opportunity!
laura bernard says
I want the 10 inch skillet! Perfect for breakfast and stroganoffs!
I’d love to make some chilaquiles in that frying pan!
I’m interested in the stockpot so I can make some chicken soup this winter.
Sabrina Anderson says
I can’t decide between the 6 qt stockpot and the 10-inch skillet! I would use them both – all the time! 🙂 And this caprese chicken looks AMAZINNNNG!
First of all, that recipe is amazing! Looks simple and delicious – which is right down my lane. Wow… thanks. Second… I want the whole set! My fiance loves chicken and fish… so the 11.5 skillet that I can pop into the oven would probably get a ton of use. But the entire set seems perfect for me (okay, us). *fingers crossed.
Andrea F says
The 10 inch skillet! We recently had to throw ours out and I would love a new one! My husband uses it daily to cook eggs!
This dinner is gorgeous! I think I would use the large stock pot most…because…pasta.
nupur kesarwani says
Fry pan because i make lot of stir fry
J. Allen-Daniels says
This set looks amazing! I’d love to get my hands on the 10’ skillet. My Little Miss loves her tomatoes and pasta. We will be getting cozy with the Caprese Chicken pasta dish. So good!!
This is a fun giveaway. I can’t wait to find out who wins. Good luck everybody!
Oh my! I have the ingredients for this! I think it’ll be dinner tomorrow. Thanx for the recipe
Diego Romero says
I love the idea of preparing chicken inside over the winter!
The 6-qt Stock Pot the first thing I would make is vegetable soup.
Yay! Lots to be cooked in a nice set like that, not sure where I’d start! Thanks for the opportunity!
Covered skillet. I am in the mood for fried chicken.
Lisa Marie Wong says
I would use the 10 inch skillet to fry up some chicken.
Keri justice says
I am most excited about the 6 at covered stock pot. I would make a pot of chili soup.
Whaaat! Stove to oven? Ohh that’s so convenient! I would love to use the use the skillet to make savory sweet potato hash browns. I’ve been craving them lately!
I would make chili in the saucepan.
Veleria Boaten says
I am excited about the 6-Qt Covered Stockpot to make more soups and multi task
Rosemarie Hahling says
This would be a great set just to have during the holiday’s with all the cooking we do, plus the recipe is awesome!
Aida Ingram says
I need this whole set and circulon is such a great brand.
Charissa Rate says
The skillet, Dawn! I really love great cookware! I’d like to try this recipe and substitute the real chicken for mock vegan chicken. I buy the ‘cutlets’ all the time. 🙂
This sounds really yummy!
This is amazing Dawn! The frying pan looks almost as amazing as this recipe
Melissa R. says
I need s big pot, so definitely loooking forward to using that to make some chili since the colder months are finally here!
Jillian Too says
I’d love to use the 8-Inch French Skillet for an apple cheddar grilled cheese sandwich.
amanda whitley says
i am excited to use the 10-Inch Covered Skillet to make a garlic chicken stir fry
Yum! What a great recipe. I’m excited to use the large skillet to make quick skillet meals and stir fry dishes.
Vincy Arredondo says
Thank you for this opportunity. It would be amazing to have a pan i can cook on the stove and in the oven. Recipe looks delicious, I can not wait to try it
Cassandra Aswani says
The 6qt Stock pot has me swooning! Perfect for prepping stock for the holiday season, and simmering a batch of homemade tomato soup from the garden – what a treat that would be!!!
Tiffany Hathorn says
You can’t go wrong with a covered saute pan. I think I’d try out your recipe
My cooking set consists of pieces and parts from 15 places 🙁 I need something NICE!
I would love to use the stockpot! I’ve really wanted a stockpot for a while!
This dish looks amazing! I love one dish skillet meals so I am looking forward to using the 10 Inch Skillet
I’m excited for the non stick pans and will make salmon with vegetables.
I am most excited about 10 inch skillet. It would be perfect for stir fry ‘s
The 10 inch covered skillet to make delicious veggies.
Ellie Wright says
The 6-Qt Covered Stockpot would be great for making green chili stew. My husband’s favorite.
Stephanie Phelps says
I would use that 6-Qt Covered Stockpot and make some wonderful vegetable soup my family loves!
Lynne T says
I would use the 8 inch skillet to make some pork chops in.
the 10 inch covered skillet would prob be my favorite as its really versatile!
I’d use the skillet to make some asian chicken stir fry
I’d love to use the stockpot for a nice warm chicken soup!
stella methvin says
the 6 qt pot for some yummy chicken and dumplings
Erin M says
Winter is coming and I make a lot of stews and soups so I like the stockpot.
Eileen Boyce says
I would like to use the 6 quart covered stock pot. I would make bean soup.
Kayla Klontz says
The 10 inch covered skillet, I would use it to make stir frys and fried rice!
Kimmy Ripley says
The covered skillet would probably get the most use. This would be so fantastic to win! I have never owned any new cookware… I’m cooking my meals in ugly hand me down stuff. Thanks so much for the chance to win this. It’s at the top of my wishlist this year.
Chelsea Hasrouni says
I’m excited for the sauté pan! My mom has one and I love it for making pastas. I want to make a clam and lemon butter pasta and this pan would be perfect to get the noodles perfectly coated in the sauce
Wendy McBride says
I would use the 6 Qt Covered stockpot first for making Taco soup in first! I love that size of pan for cooking a number of things!
Christina London says
The skillet to make grilled chicken
Tracie Cooper says
I would love to use the 10 inch skillet to make paella!
Kelsey vinson says
The stockpot first for one our house favorites during the fall, Frito Chili Pie
Mary Cloud says
I could use the 6 quart stockpot first to make some Chicken and Dumplings
Sivje Parish says
This looks so yummy!
Trisha Musgrave says
The 6 QT stock pot is perfect for soup!
It’s so simple recipe but yet still amazing dish. Thanks for the recipe dear!