Print Recipe Add to Collection
4.84 from 12 votes

Chicken Avocado Caprese Salad

Balsamic Chicken Avocado Caprese Salad is a quick and easy meal in a salad! Seared chicken, fresh mozzarella and tomato halves, creamy avocado slices and shredded basil leaves are drizzled with an incredible balsamic dressing that doubles as a marinade for the ultimate salad!
Weight Watchers Smart Points: 8 per serve
ORIGINAL RECIPE BY KARINA, CAFEDELITES ©
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Salad
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 426kcal
Author: Karina

Ingredients

Marinade/Dressing:

  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons (30 mL) olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Salad:

  • 4 chicken thigh fillets, skin removed (no bone)*
  • 5 cups Romaine, (or cos) lettuce leaves, washed and dried
  • 1 avocado, sliced
  • 1 cup cherry or grape tomatoes, sliced
  • 1/2 cup mini mozzarella / bocconcini cheese balls
  • 1/4 cup basil leaves, thinly sliced
  • Salt and pepper, to season

Instructions

  • Whisk marinade ingredients together to combine. 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.
  • Heat about one 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. Once chicken is cooked, set aside and allow to rest.
  • Slice chicken into strips and prepare salad with lettuce, avocado slices, tomatoes, mozzarella cheese and chicken. Top with basil strips; drizzle with the remaining dressing; season with salt and pepper; serve.

Notes

*Boneless, skinless chicken breasts can be used instead of thighs

Nutrition

Calories: 426kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 32g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 115mg | Sodium: 692mg | Potassium: 726mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 5670IU | Vitamin C: 13.1mg | Calcium: 95mg | Iron: 2.1mg