Caprese Salad with Chicken

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In addition to the traditional caprese ingredients - tomatoes, mozzarella, and basil - this delicious salad features avocado and grilled chicken.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
4 servings



  • 4 tablespoons balsamic vinegar

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 2 teaspoons maple syrup

  • 1 garlic clove, minced

  • 1 teaspoon dried basil

  • 1 teaspoon salt


  • 4 boneless chicken thighs

  • 5 cups mixed salad greens

  • 1 avocado - peeled, pitted, and sliced

  • 2 medium tomatoes, chopped

  • 4 ounces fresh mozzarella cheese, cubed

  • 3 tablespoons fresh basil, thinly sliced (Optional)


  1. Whisk balsamic vinegar, olive oil, brown sugar, garlic, dried basil, and salt together in a bowl. Place chicken thighs in a separate bowl and pour 1/4 cup dressing on top2, reserving remaining dressing for the salad.

  2. Preheat an outdoor grill for medium heat and lightly oil the grate.

  3. Grill chicken over indirect heat, turning occasionally, until juices run clear, 18 to 20 minutes. Watch carefully to prevent burning. Set aside for 5 minutes before slicing.

  4. Combine salad greens, avocado, tomatoes, mozzarella cheese, and basil in a bowl. Drizzle with remaining dressing and toss to combine. Top with grilled chicken.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

401 Calories
28g Fat
15g Carbs
24g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 401
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 28g 36%
Saturated Fat 8g 38%
Cholesterol 71mg 24%
Sodium 830mg 36%
Total Carbohydrate 15g 5%
Dietary Fiber 6g 21%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 24g
Vitamin C 25mg 124%
Calcium 298mg 23%
Iron 3mg 15%
Potassium 778mg 17%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.