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
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.
Get all of the ingredients plus the recipe on the Circulon website here!
Enter the Circulon Momentum Hard Anodized 11 Piece
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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