Chicken Avocado Caprese Salad


August 22, 2018 By:
Tagged: Cherry Tomatoes Cherry Tomatoes. Healthy Dinner Healthy Dinner. Cheese Cheese. Avocado Avocado. Salads Salads. Tomatoes Tomatoes. Easy Salad Easy Salad. Healthy Lunch Healthy Lunch. Chicken Breast Chicken Breast. Summer Dinner Summer Dinner. Grilled Chicken Grilled Chicken.
Prep:
15 minutes
Cook:
10-12 minutes
Serves:
4
This fresh summer salad topped with avocado, onions, and mozzarella cheese puts a new spin on caprese salad. Drizzle fresh lime or lemon juice on top for an extra tang!

Ingredients

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Directions

  1. Place the marinade ingredients into a large Ziploc bag and use your fingers on the outside of the bag, to push the ingredients around to combine. Set aside.
  2. Place the chicken breasts one at a time into a plastic bag or in between two layers of plastic wrap. Use a small rolling pin or a meat tenderizer to flatten and make the chicken evenly thick.
  3. Place the flattened chicken breasts into the marinade and place in the fridge for a minimum of 2 hours and up to 24 hours.
  4. Heat the grill or a cast iron grill pan over medium heat. Spray the grates of the grill with cooking spray and place the chicken on the grill. Cook on each side, about 5-6 minutes, or until you have good grill marks on both sides and chicken is thoroughly cooked.
  5. Remove the chicken from the grill and let rest on a plate for 5 minutes.
  6. Slice the chicken into strips and prepare the salad. Arrange the lettuce in the bottom of a large bowl. Top with avocado slices, onions, tomatoes, mozzarella cheese, and grilled chicken. Drizzle the avocado with a little fresh lime or lemon juice to prevent browning. Season with salt and pepper. Serve with balsamic dressing on the side.