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Skillet Caprese Prosciutto Chicken, pan-fried lemon pepper chicken with marinated, burst cherry tomatoes, fresh basil, plus plenty of mozzarella! Use a homemade lemon pepper seasoning blend or pick one up from the store.  Serve each piece of chicken with warm burst cherry tomatoes in a delicious olive oil marinade, then top with extra crisp prosciutto. This dish is quick to make and every last bite is full of delicious summer flavors. A new favorite skillet dinner.

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How perfect is this recipe for the months of August and September? I first made it about two weeks ago and I’ve been excited to share it ever since.

I’ve been traveling the past week, but I’m happy to be home today. I’ve got a counter full of cherry tomatoes and an herb garden overflowing with basil. I’m already looking forward to dinner!

By this time of the summer, tomatoes should be at their ripest. Whether you’re growing them or picking them up from your local market, they’re everywhere!

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Some people love tomatoes more than others. I personally think they’re great. But come summertime, I think we all could use a few more creative recipes to enjoy them in new ways and not tire of them.

There are A LOT of tomato recipes this time of year. But with the addition of spices and herbs, they can have so much flavor. I’m excited to share that today’s recipe is the perfect example of that!

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Step 1 – crisp the prosciutto

If you ask me, the prosciutto makes this dish really special. You don’t need it, but I love its crispy salty flavor with the flavors and textures of this dish.

Simply add thin slices of prosciutto to a large skillet with a small drizzle of olive oil. Since prosciutto is much less fatty than bacon, I find that using a little oil helps crisp up the prosciutto nicely.

Once the prosciutto is crisp, pull it out of the skillet and set it on a plate.

Step 2 – the lemon pepper chicken

For the chicken, I like to make my own lemon pepper seasoning mix. It’s grated lemon zest, grated garlic, black pepper, dried oregano, and paprika all mixed together. Fortunately, it takes only a few minutes to make.

Of course, you can easily use your favorite lemon pepper seasoning from the store too.

You’ll add the chicken to that same skillet used for the prosciutto. Then add the lemon pepper seasoning and fresh sage. Toss it all together, then let the chicken get a nice sear on either side, allowing it to cook all the way through.

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Step 3 – the tomato marinade

I use really good olive oil, champagne vinegar, and a squeeze of honey. Add some fresh shallots, garlic, basil, and thyme. Then season with salt, pepper, and chili flakes.

Add the tomatoes to that same skillet and pour over the marinade. Let the tomatoes simmer until they burst.

Step 4 – finish

Toss the fresh tomatoes with balsamic vinegar and basil.

Now plate the chicken and spoon over the hot tomatoes and oil. Add lots of fresh mozzarella. I like to use the mini balls, but torn mozzarella works too!

Next, top with the prosciutto.

Then I always finish with fresh basil.

Such a great summer dinner that’s ready in less than an hour. Plus it’s a dish that almost everyone will love!

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Looking for other skillet-made dinners? Here are a few of my go-to’s. 

Pesto Chicken Saltimbocca with Burst Tomatoes and Burrata

Skillet Chicken Fajitas with Creamy Jalapeño Verde Sauce

Greek Chicken and Orzo with Tomatoes, Feta, and Tzatziki

Cajun Chicken Lazone with Herby Corn

Pesto Peach Chicken in White Wine with Burrata

Lastly, if you make this Skillet Caprese Prosciutto Chicken, 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!

Skillet Caprese Prosciutto Chicken

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories Per Serving: 572 kcal

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.



  • 1. Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a large skillet set over medium-high heat. Add the prosciutto and cook until crispy all over, about 5 minutes. Remove from the skillet and place on a plate. Reduce the heat to LOW.
    2. In the same skillet, add 1 tablespoon olive oil and the chicken, lemon pepper seasoning, and sage. Then season with salt and pepper. Toss to coat. Sear on both sides until golden, 3-5 minutes per side. Pull the chicken out and set it on a plate with the prosciutto.
    3. Meanwhile mix 1/2 cup olive oil with the vinegar, honey, shallots, garlic, 1/2 cup of basil, and thyme. Season with salt, pepper, and chili flakes.
    4. Add 2 cups tomatoes to the skillet, then pour over the dressing. Simmer over medium heat until the tomatoes burst, 5 minutes.
    5. In a bowl toss 1 cup of tomatoes with the balsamic vinegar, 1/2 cup fresh chopped basil, salt, pepper, and chili flakes.
    6. Plate the chicken, then spoon the hot tomatoes and oil over each piece. Top with mozzarella, then the fresh tomatoes. Finish with all that crispy prosciutto and serve with some yummy crusty bread!


Homemade Lemon Pepper Seasoning: Mix 2 tablespoons lemon zest, 2-4 cloves grated garlic, 1 tablespoon black pepper (using more to your taste), 1 tablespoon dried oregano, 1 tablespoon dried thyme, 1 tablespoon paprika, 1 tablespoon onion powder, 2 teaspoons kosher salt and chili flakes, to taste. 
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  1. 5 stars
    What an incredible dish! So many textures and flavors came together perfectly! Will definitely make this again, and serve it to company!

    1. Hey Heidi,
      Love to hear this! Thanks a lot for making this recipe and your comment! Have a great day:)

  2. 5 stars
    This was amazing, made it for a crowd and everyone loved it! Pretty much follow the recipe, except used burrata instead of mozzarella. Will be making again for sure!

  3. 5 stars
    This was really pretty easy and was delicious! Different, which I love. I made a few modifications just based on either ingredients or laziness (like using regular bacon because that’s what I had, zesting a lemon into the cooking tomatoes and using balsamic glaze over the dish at the end instead of mixing it with the fresh tomatoes). Oh, and I threw in a half bag of spinach in one half of the pan just as the tomatoes were finishing up. It was really great, tons of flavor and a beautiful presentation. Thanks for the great recipe!

  4. 5 stars
    Superb flavorful dish! I’m going to make it for a second time. The only adjustment will be to not add the fresh tomatoes with vinegar/oil. I found the balsamic vinegar stole the show from the other marinade. (and I love vinegar!). Thank you for creating all of your marvelous dishes for us. Grateful!

  5. 5 stars
    Absolutely delicious!! Followed the recipe pretty much exactly and loved it!! Will definitely be making this again (particularly for company!)

    1. Thank you so so much for giving this recipe a try! And thanks for taking the time to leave a comment! Have a great day! xT

  6. 5 stars
    Made this tonight because I am overflowing with cherry tomatoes- it was amazing! Can’t wait to make it again!

      1. 5 stars
        Love this recipe. Making this for the fourth time this evening. Prep takes awhile but it goes together fast. I may eliminate the fresh tomatoes when making it again but this has become my favorite chicken dish. I have lots of fresh herbs in my garden right now and this is a great way to use them.

  7. 5 stars
    I thought my husband was going to pick up the plate and lick it, he loved this recipe so much! It was delicious. I used fresh basil but I had to use dried herbs for the other herbs because I was too lazy to run to the store. The explosion of flavors was still delicious!!!

  8. 5 stars
    This was another hit! So flavorful and satisfying with homemade bread. I’m pretty sure my dinner menu is 99% your recipes at this point. Thanks for so many delicious ideas!

    1. 5 stars
      I want to add that my toddler is going through a picky phase and even he asked for more chicken. Thanks again!

  9. 5 stars
    Absolutely fantastic. Used apple cider vinegar and may have used more herbs than called for, but why not. Leftover sauce and a few tomatoes and cheese balls with lettuce made for tasty salad the next day. I’ll be making this for guests next time.

  10. Fixed this for dinner tonight, quick, easy, and very flavorful. Had lots of sweet 100 tomatoes from the garden that I was so pleased to be able to use. Sadly I didn’t have the prosciutto which I am sure adds a lot to the dish. Next time!

  11. 5 stars
    I made this tonight. It was really good and had several layers of flavor. We had a ton of grape tomatoes from our plants and I needed to find a recipe to use them up. This one worked perfectly.
    This recipe will stay in the front of the recipe box!

  12. Wow! Just got excited about cooking again. My recipe search was driven by what I had on hand. The ease of putting it together and the fresh complimentary flavours did not disappoint. It had it all, sweet, salty, fat and acid. Thank you Tieghan.