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Chicken caprese salad with avocado.

Caprese Chicken Salad

  • Author: Megan
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x


Ready in only 20 minutes, this easy chicken caprese salad is a classic combination of Italian-inspired flavors. It's a twist on a traditional caprese salad, adding chicken, avocado, lettuce, and a 4-ingredient balsamic dressing.


  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (about 1 pound)
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning (or oregano)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 5 - 6 cups romaine lettuce
  • 1 avocado, sliced
  • 1 cup halved cherry tomatoes
  • 1 cup mozzarella pearls
  • ⅓ cup chopped basil leaves

Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing:

  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon dijon
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ⅛ teaspoon black pepper


  1. Slice the chicken breasts in half horizontally to make 4 chicken cutlets. Season the chicken on both sides with Italian seasoning.
  2. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add the chicken and cook for 5-6 minutes on each side, until cooked through to 165°F. Let the chicken rest for 10 minutes and then slice into thin strips.
  3. In a small bowl or jar, whisk or stir the dressing ingredients until emulsified (fully mixed and thickened).
  4. Add all of the salad ingredients to a large bowl. Drizzle of the dressing as desired on top and toss to mix. Serve immediately.
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Category: Salad
  • Cuisine: Italian inspired

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