I have had the weirdest caprese craving recently. It’s weird because, guys, I don’t even like tomatoes. That’s a lie. I like cooked tomatoes but the texture of fresh tomatoes makes me squirm. Ugh. But I’m craving them. Like crazy! I needed a caprese salad in my life so badly when my car was in the shop that I ordered pizza from the only place I could find a caprese salad on the menu. I didn’t even want the pizza, just the salad. 

I ate the pizza anyway. Obviously.

(Mostly because 1/3 of the pizza was covered in tomatoes, mozzarella, and pesto. What is wrong with me?)

I made these Caprese Chicken Bites using the new I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter®. They’ve reformulated it so it has 40% fewer calories and 70% less saturated fat than butter. It’s made from real, simple ingredients you can recognize like a delicious blend of plant-based oils, purified water and a pinch of salt. And it’s the first spread from Unilever in the U.S. to be made from non-GMO sourced ingredients

I love doing posts for I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter® because it gives me an excuse to talk about that one time, before I had 3 kids and a husband that deploys every other year, that I traveled to New York City for the first time to participate in a blogger bake-off with them. 

Oh, life.

These little bites are absolutely delicious. You’ve got the juice chicken, fresh tomatoes, fresh basil, and then you make a super simple but super delicious sauce with the I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter® and some fresh lemon juice and zest. So good. And who doesn’t love little snacks on toothpicks? 

Keep I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter® in mind for all your holiday spreading, topping, sautéing, cooking or baking. Just one bite and you’ll Believe! Check out the website for more information and leave a product review if you’ve already tried the new I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter®!

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Chicken Caprese Bites

Ingredients

3 tablespoons I Can't Believe It's Not Butter!® Spread
2 large cloves garlic, minced
1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 24 bite-size pieces
salt and pepper
1 medium lemon
1 tablespoon. chopped fresh basil
24 grape tomatoes

Instructions

  1. Melt 2 tablespoons I Can't Believe It's Not Butter!® Spread in large pan over medium-high heat and cook garlic about a minute, just until fragrant.. Add chicken and brown on all sides and then stir frequently until chicken is thoroughly cooked, about 7 minutes.
  2. Zest and juice and lemon. Add lemon juice to pan and cook 1 minute. Remove from heat and stir in lemon peel and 1/2 of the basil, tossing until chicken is evenly coated.
  3. Skewer tomatoes and chicken onto toothpicks and arrange on serving plate. Melt remaining 1 tablespoon Spread in same pan, scraping brown bits from bottom of pan; drizzle over chicken.
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