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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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This was a great recipe. The whole family loved it. The ricotta cheese was a great addition to the chicken. I used cherry tomatoes instead or large tomato slices just because that's what I had on hand.
Cooking the chicken 25 minutes before going into the oven and then 20 minutes in the oven is WAy over cooking the breast. Cook in skillet just long enough for the outside to be brown. Add fresh basil and it is delicious.
16 Jul 15 by member: Memaw1959
I would swap the ricotta for Breakstone LiveActive cottage cheese, leave out the mozzarella, and sprinkle parmesan cheese on top to make it work for cycle 1.
03 May 14 by member: OhioAngel
This sounds delish!
I made this for the first time tonight and lowered the amount of carbs just by using whole milk ricotta perfect for the induction phase!
27 Feb 12 by member: Twilightchik
Great recipe. Made two mistakes, blended the ricotta and became too liquid, had to add an egg white. Next time just mix the ingredients by hand. Family hates tomatoes, substituted roasted red pepper.
08 Feb 12 by member: kmurphyg
Very tasty recipe. I substituted cottage cheese for the ricotta and it turned out great.
25 Jan 12 by member: pinenut57
I thought it was great! This will continue to be on the menu in my house!
17 Jan 12 by member: Baddawie
The nutritional info on the side is wrong - here is the info directly from the SB website: Nutritional Information: 340 calories 15 g total fat (5 g sat) 115 mg cholesterol 6 g carbohydrate 44 g protein 1 g fiber 470 mg sodium It's also in the SB Quick & Easy Cookbook is you need to verify...
30 Nov 11 by member: sparkopolis
I tried this last night and it was really good. The taste of the fresh tomatoes when combined with the Italian flavors of the chicken and the creaminess of the ricotta was simply delicious. Yummy!
08 Jul 11 by member: adiannen
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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%
of RDI*
(499 calories)
25% of RDI
Calorie Breakdown:
Carbohydrate (5%)
Fat (39%)
Protein (56%)
* Based on a RDI of 2000 calories