California chicken caprese

California chicken caprese

Jun 25 2019


20-25 min

Serves 5-6

This is a nice twist on a traditional Caprese. I find that the avocado and balsamic glaze really add a nice touch here!! It makes a really nice summer dinner!


  • 3-4 chicken breasts, boneless and skinless
  • 1/2 cup of balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tbsp of maple syrup
  • 1/2 tsp of chili flakes
  • 1/2 tsp of dried oregano
  • 1/3 cup of olive oil
  • 1 avocado, peeled and sliced
  • 1 large heirloom tomato, sliced
  • 6-8 slices of mozzarella cheese
  • 1 bunch of fresh basil, chopped
  • Balsamic glaze


Whisk together the balsamic vinegar, olive oil,  maple syrup, organ and chili flakes and brush all over the chicken breasts. Grill chicken until cooked through and charred (depending on the thickness, about 6-8 minutes per side).

Top the chicken with the cheese, avocado, tomato and keep on grilling for another 2-3 minutes, so the mozzarella melts.

Transfer to a dish and drizzle the balsamic glaze and sprinkle the basil.

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