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4 servings
Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
45 mins
Meal Type:
Main Dishes
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Chicken Capri

A super tasty chicken capri dish that's great for everyone.



  1. In a blender or food processor, combine the ricotta with the oregano, salt, and pepper. Process to blend.
  2. Rub the chicken with the garlic powder. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the chicken and cook for 12 minutes per side.
  3. Place the chicken breasts, side by side, in a large baking dish and allow to cool.
  4. Preheat the oven to 350° F (180° C).
  5. Spoon 1/4 cup of the cheese mixture and 1/4 cup tomatoes onto each chicken breast. Top each chicken breast with 1 slice mozzarella.
  6. Bake for 20 minutes, or until a thermometer inserted in the thickest portion of a breast registers 170° F (75° C) and the juices run clear.
  7. Recipe from the South Beach diet cookbook.
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My family eats this up & have no idea that it's "good" for them. They just think it's delicious.
This has to be the best dish I have had while I have been on SBD.
03 Mar 07 by member: truther
Very tasty! I don't feel like I am missing a thing.
02 Apr 07 by member: juliedhammer
The calorie/fat content worries me...where is it coming from other than the oil?
08 Apr 07 by member: courty555
Fixed it last night for our first day on the diet. I halved the recipe for the two of us and fixed the cauliflower "mashed potatoes" and had brussel sprouts as sides. We each only ate 1/2 a large chicken breast as we were full. It was delicious! Probably one of the better dishes we've had in a while AND it was perfect for Phase 1!
10 Apr 07 by member: emily.stewart
I really liked this! I eat a lot of chicken, so it's easy for me to get bored with it, but this was VERY easy to make and good. I gave it four instead of 5 because you really need to eat it the same day.
My husband and I really enjoyed this. My 11 and 4 year old ate it no problem. My 8 year old asked what all that "stuff" was on her chicken (l.o.l.) can't please all the people...right?
26 Apr 07 by member: duffymama
I don't care for ricotta cheese so I used cottage cheese instead. So good!
18 Jun 07 by member: graciepoo
What a great recipe! It smelled fabulous while it was cooking, and tasted even better!!!
24 Jun 07 by member: annaf1973
I've tried this two ways and I think its better without the ricotta. Just put the spices on the chicken. And remember to salt and pepper the tomato.
15 Aug 07 by member: kosniklu
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Nutrition summary:

There are 499 calories in 1 serving of Chicken Capri.
Calorie break-down: 39% fat, 5% carbs, 56% protein.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 serving
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 189
Calories 499
% Daily Values*
Total Fat 21g 32%
  Saturated Fat 8.496g 42%
  Polyunsaturated Fat 1.823g  
  Monounsaturated Fat 8.944g  
Cholesterol 178mg 59%
Sodium 556mg 23%
Potassium 816mg  
Total Carbohydrate 6.03g 2%
  Dietary Fiber 0.7g 3%
  Sugars 1.76g  
Protein 68.28g  
Vitamin A 69% Vitamin C 58%
Calcium 137% Iron 54%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Nutrition Values are based on USDA Nutrient Database SR18
of RDI*
(499 calories)
25% of RDI
Calorie Breakdown:
Carbohydrate (5%)
Fat (39%)
Protein (56%)
* Based on a RDI of 2000 calories