Avocado Caprese Skillet Chicken

03.05.2018

Perfect Chicken Breast Recipe! This Caprese Chicken might just leave you speechless. The Caprese combo of tomato, basil, fresh mozzarella and balsamic vinegar is simply dreamy… and then you add avocado into the mix and things become over-the-top delicious!

Here you get layer after layer of delicious flavor and everyone will love it!

Shown here chicken breasts in a skillet are top with fresh mozzarella avocado tomato basil and balsamic glaze

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When I make a Caprese dish, more often then not lately you’ll also find some perfectly ripe avocados in the mix of things, because why not?

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Avocados are healthy, they’re creamy, they have a mellow yet incredible flavor, and they pair perfectly with tomatoes, basil and mozzarella.

Pile all of that over some garlicky skillet chicken and finish it of with a generous drizzling of balsamic glaze and you’ve got an chicken dish worthy of a holiday meal…yet it’s easy enough for a weeknight meal!

 

How To Make Caprese Chicken

How to Cook Chicken Breasts in Skillet

  • In a bowl mix together garlic powder, onion powder, Italian seasoning, 1/2 tsp salt and 1/4 tsp pepper.
  • Dab chicken dry with paper towels then sprinkle mixture evenly over both sides of each chicken cutlet. Heat olive oil in a 12-inch skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Add chicken (cover pan with a splatter screen if you have one) and cook until golden brown on bottom, about 4 – 6 minutes.
  • Rotate and cook opposite side until chicken has nearly cooked though (about 160 in center), reducing burner temperature just slightly if needed, about 4 – 5 minutes.

Three browned seasoned chicken breasts shown here in a skillet after cooking

Adding those Caprese Additions

  • Add two slices of mozzarella to the top each cutlet, followed by one avocado slice, and 1 – 2 tomato slices.
  • Cover pan with lid, return to heat and allow to cook 1 – 2 minutes longer until cheese has melted and chicken registers 165 in center.
  • Sprinkle chicken with pepper, drizzle with balsamic glaze and sprinkle with fresh basil. Serve warm.

An Easy Weeknight Recipe

You can have this tasty chicken ready in 20 – 25 minutes (especially if you slice the toppings while the chicken cooks)! Does dinner get any better? Really, I’m not sure it does.

I was savoring each and every bite of this delicious chicken!

Caprese Chicken Breasts

Can I Cook This Chicken on the Grill?

Of course you can also grill this chicken as well. Simply brush the chicken with the olive oil first, then sprinkle on the seasonings (garlic, powder, onion powder, Italian seasoning, S & P)

Then grill over medium-high heat on lightly oiled grilled grates until cooked through – adding on the cheese, avocados and tomatoes during the last minute of cooking.

Shown here chicken breasts in a skillet are top with fresh mozzarella avocado tomato basil and balsamic glaze

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Avocado Caprese Skillet Chicken

5 from 6 votes

This Avocado Caprese Skillet Chicken will quickly become a dinner favorite! There's layer after layer of flavor and they all blend together so beautifully. And bonus it's so easy to make!

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Keyword: Caprese Chicken, Chicken Breast Recipe
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 401 kcal
Author: Jaclyn

Ingredients

  • 2 (10 - 11 oz each) boneless skinless chicken breasts, butterflied and halved
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp Italian seasoning
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 6 oz fresh mozzarella , cut into 8 slices
  • 4 avocado slices (from a firm but ripe large avocado)
  • 2 medium vine ripened tomatoes , sliced
  • 3 Tbsp balsamic glaze (I used Bertolli)
  • 1/3 cup chopped basil ribbons

Instructions

  1. In a bowl mix together garlic powder, onion powder, Italian seasoning, 1/2 tsp salt and 1/4 tsp pepper. 
  2. Dab chicken dry with paper towels then sprinkle mixture evenly over both sides of each chicken cutlet. Heat olive oil in a 12-inch skillet over medium-high heat. 

  3. Add chicken (cover pan with a splatter screen if you have one) and cook until golden brown on bottom, about 4 - 6 minutes. 
  4. Rotate and cook opposite side until chicken has nearly cooked though (about 160 in center), reducing burner temperature just slightly if needed, about 4 - 5 minutes.

  5. Add two slices of mozzarella to the top each cutlet, followed by one avocado slice, and 1 - 2 tomato slices.

  6. Cover pan with lid, return to heat and allow to cook 1 - 2 minutes longer until cheese has melted and chicken registers 165 in center.

  7. Sprinkle chicken with pepper, drizzle with balsamic glaze and sprinkle with fresh basil. Serve warm.
  8. Recipe source: Cooking Classy
Nutrition Facts
Avocado Caprese Skillet Chicken
Amount Per Serving
Calories 401 Calories from Fat 198
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 22g 34%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 124mg 41%
Sodium 434mg 18%
Potassium 698mg 20%
Total Carbohydrates 9g 3%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 3g
Protein 35g 70%
Vitamin A 14.3%
Vitamin C 9.3%
Calcium 23.2%
Iron 5.7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

60 comments

  • Elizabeth Priddle: is Balsamic glaze a ready-made product? Don’t think I’ve ever seen it in my supermarket here in Ontario Canada November 13, 2018 at 7:48pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Yes but if you are unable to find it Homemade works great too. November 14, 2018 at 9:05am Reply

  • Pj: Really enjoyed this I served with spaghetti squash ! Will make again most diffently. November 8, 2018 at 6:12pm Reply

  • Joee simpson: Just made this and it was fantastic. Will definitely make it again. I served with asparagus and parmesan cauliflower rice as I cook gluten free for my hubby. August 6, 2018 at 5:14pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: So glad you enjoyed it! Thanks for the feedback! August 7, 2018 at 2:45pm Reply

  • Annette Roberts: It was very easy and very good. Everyone loved it!!! It’s a keeper for sure!!!
    Thanks February 26, 2018 at 3:39pm Reply

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