Avocado Caprese Skillet Chicken


The Caprese (tomato, basil, fresh mozzarella and balsamic vinegar) combination is one of the worlds best ingredient combinations…and then you add avocado into the mix and things become over-the-top delicious! This Avocado Caprese Skillet Chicken will quickly become a dinner favorite! There’s layer after layer of goodness.

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

It’s easy enough for a weeknight meal! You can have this mozzarella caprese 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.

Avocado Caprese Skillet Chicken Recipe
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!


  • 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


  1. In a bowl mix together garlic powder, onion powder, Italian seasoning, 1/2 tsp salt and 1/4 tsp pepper. 
  2. 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 401Calories from Fat 198
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 22g34%
Saturated Fat 7g35%
Cholesterol 124mg41%
Sodium 434mg18%
Potassium 698mg20%
Total Carbohydrates 9g3%
Dietary Fiber 1g4%
Sugars 3g
Protein 40g80%
Vitamin A14.3%
Vitamin C9.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


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