Chicken Avocado Caprese Salad Recipe

Chicken Avocado Caprese Salad Recipe

How To Make Chicken Avocado Caprese Salad

This Caprese salad has pieces of seared chicken, creamy avocados, mozzarella, and tomatoes tossed in a balsamic vinegar dressing.C

Preparation: 5 minutes
Cooking: 15 minutes
Total: 20 minutes

Serves:

Ingredients

For Marinade/Dressing:

  • ¼cupbalsamic vinegar
  • 2tbspolive oil
  • 2tspbrown sugar
  • 1tspgarlic,minced
  • 1tspdried basil
  • 1tspsalt

For Salad:

  • 4chicken thigh fillets,skin removed, no bone
  • 5cupsRomaine lettuce leaves,or cos, washed and dried
  • 1avocado,sliced
  • 1cupcherry tomatoes,or grape, sliced
  • ½cupmini mozzarella,or bocconcini cheese balls
  • ¼cupbasil leaves,thinly sliced
  • salt and pepper,to season

Instructions

Marinade/Dressing:

  1. Whisk marinade ingredients together to combine.

Salad:

  1. Place chicken into a shallow dish; pour 4 tablespoons of the dressing/marinade onto the chicken and stir around to evenly coat chicken. Reserve the untouched marinade to use as a dressing.

  2. Heat about 1 teaspoon of oil in a large grill pan or skillet over medium-high heat and grill or sear chicken fillets on each side until golden, crispy and cooked through.

  3. Once chicken is cooked, set aside and allow to rest.

To Assemble:

  1. Slice chicken into strips and prepare salad with lettuce, avocado slices, tomatoes, mozzarella cheese and chicken.

  2. Top with basil strips; drizzle with the remaining dressing; season with salt and pepper; serve.

Nutrition

  • Calories: 650.90kcal
  • Fat: 49.62g
  • Saturated Fat: 12.63g
  • Trans Fat: 0.16g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 24.20g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 8.57g
  • Carbohydrates: 13.99g
  • Fiber: 5.52g
  • Sugar: 6.19g
  • Protein: 37.43g
  • Cholesterol: 200.20mg
  • Sodium: 901.07mg
  • Calcium: 133.01mg
  • Potassium: 944.21mg
  • Iron: 2.84mg
  • Vitamin A: 351.83µg
  • Vitamin C: 13.86mg
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