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Grilled Chicken Caprese Appetizer - (Free Recipe below)

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Grilled Chicken Caprese Appetizer
 
Prep time:  5 mins
Cook time:  13 mins
Total time:  18 mins
Serves: 6
 
A savory little nosh for a healthy crowd. If you are strict paleo, leave off the cheese and still enjoy a very tasty appetizer.
Ingredients
  • 6 organic boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • sea salt and fresh ground pepper for seasoning
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup of your favorite marinara sauce
  • 2 (4 ounce) balls fresh organic mozzarella
  • 12 basil leaves, sliced in ribbons
Instructions
  1. Heat a cook top cast iron grill or skillet over medium high heat. A regular skillet works fine too.
  2. Cut each chicken thigh in half to make two equal squares.
  3. Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper.
  4. Brush the hot grill with olive oil and grill the chicken for 4-5 minutes on each side until cooked through.
  5. Remove to a foil lined jellyroll pan. Let rest 10 minutes.
  6. Top each grilled chicken piece with 1 tablespoon marinara sauce.
  7. Slice each mozzarella ball into 6 slices and top each piece of chicken.
  8. Place pan of chicken under a broiler for a few minutes until the cheese is melted- do not brown!
  9. Remove chicken to a serving tray and sprinkle with basil ribbons, a drizzle of olive oil, and more pepper. Spear each chicken appetizer with a toothpick if desired. Serve immediately. These are also fine at room temperature, so do not worry about keeping them warm during your party.