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The Balsamic Chicken Avocado Caprese salad - A quick and easy meal!


chicken avocado caprese sala

I have a feeling this salad is going to be your next favorite salad, because who doesn’t love Balsamic Chicken AND Caprese ? Say hello, friend!


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

Now how to make the chicken avocado caprese salad....


First, we have to marinate the chicken:

  • You'll only need to use 4 tablespoons of the balsamic marinade - save the remaining dressing to use later in the refrigerator!

  • 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.

Next we cook:

  • 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. We love a good chicken breast but thighs work just as well. Once chicken is cooked, set aside and allow to rest.

marinated chicken in balsamic marinade

Now combine and EAT!

  • Prepare the salad with lettuce, avocado slices, tomatoes, and mozzarella cheese. Slice the chicken into strips and add to salad. Top it all off with some basil strips; drizzle with the remaining dressing; season with salt and pepper; serve.


easy, quick, chicken balsamic avocado salad

And there you have it a quick, healthy, and delicious meal! Enjoy it Doll.


Nutritional Facts

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



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