Grilled Chicken Caprese Salad

Grilled Chicken Caprese Salad: juicy grilled chicken, creamy mozzarella, fresh tomatoes, and basil on a bed of greens, all tied together with a tangy balsamic vinaigrette. Make it tonight!

The classic Italian trio of mozzarella, tomato, and basil gets a delightful twist in this Grilled Chicken Caprese Salad. Tender grilled chicken, creamy mozzarella, and juicy tomato, all on a bed of crisp mixed greens, come together in perfect harmony, elevated by the tangy zip of balsamic vinaigrette.

Ready Time

35 mins

Yields

4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breast, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 8 ounces fresh mozzarella cheese, sliced into 1/4-inch thick rounds
  • 1 large ripe tomato, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil leaves
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 4 cups mixed greens

Instructions

Preheat your grill to medium-high heat.

Grill the chicken breast pieces for 5-7 minutes per side, or until cooked through.

Let it cool down completely.

Meanwhile, whisk together olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt, and black pepper in a large bowl.

Add the mixed greens to the bowl and toss to combine.

Once the chicken has cooled, add it to the bowl with the greens and toss gently to combine.

On a large platter or individual plates, create a layer of the mixed greens.

Top with sliced mozzarella cheese, grilled chicken, and tomato pieces.

Drizzle the balsamic vinaigrette over the top, then sprinkle with chopped fresh basil leaves.

Serve immediately and relish! Note: You can also grill the tomatoes for about 2-3 minutes per side for a smoky flavor, if you prefer!

Notes

Use high-quality, fresh ingredients for the best flavor and texture. You can marinate the chicken in olive oil, salt, and pepper for at least 30 minutes before grilling for added flavor.

Tomatoes should be ripe and firm for the best results.

Don’t overdress the mixed greens, as you want them to maintain their crunch. Grilling the tomatoes is optional, but it does add a nice smoky flavor.

Balsamic vinaigrette can be made ahead of time and refrigerated for up to 5 days.

Feel free to customize the salad with other toppings, such as sliced red onions or a sprinkle of parmesan cheese.

Nutrional Value

  • Calories: 540
  • Total Fat: 34g
  • Saturated Fat: 10g
  • Cholesterol: 70mg
  • Sodium: 450mg
  • Total Carbohydrates: 26g
  • Dietary Fiber: 4g
  • Sugars: 10g
  • Protein: 40g
Grilled Chicken Caprese Salad
Grilled Chicken Caprese Salad

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