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chicken caprese casserole in a white baking dish topped with basil leaves and cherry tomatoes
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Caprese Chicken Casserole

Caprese Chicken Casserole prepared with shredded chicken, juicy cherry tomatoes, melty mozzarella cheese, and basil pesto.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: cheesy chicken casserole, chicken casserole ideas, easy chicken dinner
Servings: 6
Calories: 552kcal


  • Oven



  • Preheat oven to 400˚F.
  • Lightly grease a 2-quart baking dish with cooking spray.
  • Shred cooked chicken breasts with two forks and transfer chicken to the baking dish. Set aside.
    (If you need a good recipe for baked chicken, grab my recipe for perfectly baked chicken breasts)
  • In a mixing bowl combine the basil pesto, mayonnaise, half of the parmesan cheese, salt, and pepper; stir until well combined.
    mixing together basil pesto, mayonnaise, and parmesan cheese
  • Add the pesto mixture to the chicken mixture in the baking dish and stir to mix it all together.
  • Arrange cherry tomatoes and mozzarella cheese over the chicken.
    chicken caprese casserole in a white baking dish topped with fresh mozzarella chunks and cherry tomatoes
  • Sprinkle remaining parmesan cheese on top.
  • Bake for 20 to 22 minutes, or until golden brown on top.


Calories: 552kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 46g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 106mg | Sodium: 852mg | Potassium: 386mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 740IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 356mg | Iron: 1mg