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These Grilled Caprese Pesto Chicken Skewers are a summertime go-to. Chicken plus sweet in-season cherry tomatoes tossed up with basil pesto. Thread the chicken and tomatoes onto skewers and grill until the tomatoes get a nice little char. Serve each chicken skewer over creamy burrata cheese with a simple honey balsamic vinaigrette. Easy to toss together, extra colorful, super flavorful, and always a family favorite. Serve this up any night of the week all summer long, it never disappoints.

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With the 4th of July approaching so quickly I’ve decided the days leading up to this fun summer holiday will be all about simple summer recipes. I will not lie, sometimes I struggle with 4th of July recipes. But this summer, I’m so excited for each and every one.

Starting with today’s chicken. This is so basic, so easy, and very straightforward, but the flavors just work so well together. Can you ever really go wrong with tomatoes, basil, and mozzarella?

Not in the summertime. The combination always wins and it’s these simple recipes that we end up loving and using the most.

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The details

Start with the honey balsamic vinaigrette. A mix of basil pesto, balsamic, honey, and lemon with a few chili flakes for heat.

If you have added time, make your own basil pesto with fresh basil. It’s a game-changer and I always keep a jar in my fridge during the summer. I love to use it to flavor dishes throughout the week. It makes weeknight cooking fast and easy, and of course, delicious.

Toss the chicken with a bit of that vinaigrette. Then simply thread the cubed pieces of chicken onto skewers with the sweet cherry tomatoes.

Throw the skewers on the grill and really allow those tomatoes to get a nice char while the chicken cooks. When you pull everything off the grill, the tomatoes should be bursting. They’ll be perfectly cooked, sweet, juicy, and so delicious that they taste almost like candy.

Totally addicting.

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Finish it up

To finish, I love to toss a handful of small mozzarella balls with the vinaigrette, then arrange the burrata and mozzarella on a nice big platter. I put the chicken over the cheese and spoon the vinaigrette over everything. Lots of fresh basil goes on top. Then last but not least, a drizzle of olive oil and balsamic vinegar, and some seasoning with flaked salt, black pepper, and chili flakes.

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Grilled-up ciabatta bread is a must for enjoying alongside. It’s great for scooping everything up.

This is truly one of those simple dinners you’ll be excited to serve throughout the season. It’s full of color, flavor, in-season produce, and the creamy burrata really does seal the deal. I’m already seeing this on our vacation 4th of July menu!

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Looking for other great grilled chicken recipes? Here are some favorites:

Grilled Chicken Shawarma with Golden Butter Fries and Garlic Sauce

Pesto Chicken, Corn, and Avocado Bacon Pasta Salad

Lemon Chicken Skewers with Creamy Feta Sauce

Lebanese Chicken with Charred Lemon Cauliflower

Grilled Lemon Herb Chicken Avocado Orzo Saladg

Lastly, if you make Grilled Caprese Pesto Chicken Skewers, be sure to leave a comment and/or give this recipe a rating! Above all, I love to hear from you guys and always do my best to respond to each and every comment. And of course, if you do make this recipe, don’t forget to tag me on Instagram! Looking through the photos of recipes you all have made is my favorite!

Grilled Caprese Pesto Chicken Skewers

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories Per Serving: 611 kcal

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Ingredients

Instructions

  • 1. To make the vinaigrette. In a glass jar, combine the pesto, balsamic vinegar, honey, and lemon. Season with chili flakes, salt, and pepper.
    2. In a bowl, toss the chicken with half of the vinaigrette and 1 tablespoon olive oil. In a separate bowl toss the tomatoes with 1 tablespoon olive oil, salt, and pepper.
    3. Set your grill, grill pan, or skillet to medium-high heat. Take skewers and thread the chicken with the tomatoes. If you have additional tomatoes, thread them on additional skewers and grill them up with the chicken.
    4. Grill the skewers until lightly charred and cooked through, turning them occasionally throughout cooking, about 10 to 12 minutes total. 
    5. To serve, toss the mozzarella balls with a couple tablespoons of the vinaigrette. Arrange the mozzarella and burrata on a serving plate. Place the skewers over the cheese. Spoon the remaining vinaigrette over everything. I usually add additional olive oil + balsamic too. Top with basil. Enjoy!
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  1. 5 stars
    I can’t remember if I posted about this recipe so just in case I didn’t, I made this a few weeks ago for friends and it was out-of-this-world delicious! I didn’t have marinated mozzarella balls so added some of the vinaigrette and let them sit all day in it and tossed the tomatoes with some of the pesto along with the salt and pepper. I added a little extra chicken and thought there would be leftovers but nope, all gone! Another great one, Tieghan!

    1. Hey Donna,
      Happy Wednesday!! Thanks a bunch for making this recipe and sharing your review, I love to hear that it was tasty!?

  2. 5 stars
    This is the perfect summer dinner! It’s light, fresh & absolutely delicious. We grilled corn on the cob for our side dish & added a bit of the vinaigrette over top to tie it all together. Already looking forward to making this again!

    1. Hey Stephanie,
      Thanks so much for your feedback and trying this recipe out! I love to hear that it was a hit:) Have the best weekend?

  3. 5 stars
    Such a good simple recipe. I made this for my visiting parents and my family loved it. The flavors were great! Using the leftover chicken and mozzarella balls to top a salad tomorrow.

    1. Hi Erin,
      Awesome!! Thanks a bunch for making this recipe:) I am so glad it was enjoyed! Hope you’re off to a great Monday! xxT

  4. 5 stars
    This recipe is the best! I serve it with a simple arugula salad and grilled La Brea bread. Always a hit and so pretty!

    1. Hi Patti,
      Wonderful!! Thanks so much for sharing your feedback and making this recipe! Hope you’re off to a great weekend! xTieghan

    1. Hi Mary,
      Yes, that will also work for you! I hope this recipe turns out amazing, please let me know if you give it a try! xTieghan

  5. Tieghan,

    I just have to thank you for this recipe!!! I made this for my family last week and it was a hit with both my 6 year old and my w year old! I loves the dressing souch I made it again for my salads! So delicious!!!

    1. Hey Lindsey,
      Wonderful!! I love to hear that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks for making it and sharing your feedback! Hope you’re off to a great weekend:)

  6. Is it possible to cook this inside on the stove if I don’t have a grill? I know it won’t get all of the benefits from the grill but do you think the cook time would be the same? Thanks!

    1. Hi Catherine,
      Yes, I think that would be just fine for you to do! Let me know how the recipe turns out, I hope you love it! xTieghan

  7. 5 stars
    This recipe was full of amazing flavors! Definitely will make this again. I made an extra side of roasted tomatoes with garlic to put on top of the mozzarella balls & burrata cheese. Thank you for sharing your love of cooking!

    1. Hey Julie,
      Happy Wednesday! Thanks a lot for making this recipe and sharing your feedback, I love to hear that it was enjoyed:) xx

  8. 5 stars
    This recipe is bursting with flavours of the summer! So delicous. I am going to serve for dinner guests, what appetizer would you recommend.
    Thanks, Brenda

    1. Hey Brenda,
      Happy Monday!! Thanks a lot for giving this recipe a go, I am so glad it was a winner:) Have the best week! xx

  9. 5 stars
    This dish is beyond delicious and soooo easy! I would definitely double to tomatoes as they are such a special part of the meal. And that extra drizzle of balsamic. Everyone loved it! Served with parm orzo and a caesar salad. Tieghan your recipes always make me look so good, Thank you!!

    1. Hi Lisa,
      Amazing!! I am so glad this recipe was a hit, thanks a lot for trying it out! Have the best weekend! ☀️xx

  10. 5 stars
    We made these and loved them! Making them again tomorrow night for guests! We are going to make some orzo and a simple
    Salad with romaine, tomatoes, red onion and avocado with an apple cider vinaigrette to go with it

    1. Hey Emily,
      Fantastic!! I love to hear that this recipe was a winner, thanks for making it! I hope you’re off to a great Friday! xx

  11. What’s a good salad or side dish to go with this recipe? I’m making this for a group of 10 so was hoping to add another something to it. I appreciate the suggestions.

    1. My entire family loved. Can’t go wrong with this. Will keep for future barbecues with company!

      1. Hey Michelle,
        Happy Friday! Thanks a bunch for trying this recipe out and sharing your feedback, I love to hear that it was a hit! xTieghan

  12. 5 stars
    This was a 10/10! Perfect summer dinner, so fresh & bursting with flavor! Will make this again and again.

    1. Hey Katherine,
      Thanks so much for your comment and sharing your feedback! I am glad that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks for trying it out! xTieghan

    1. Hey Patricia,
      Happy Wednesday! Thanks for sharing your review and making this recipe, I am so glad it was a winner! xxTieghan

    1. Hi Jaime,
      The dressing is good for up to 2 weeks in the fridge. Please let me know if you have any other questions, I hope you love this recipe!! xx