Avocado Caprese Skillet Chicken

This avocado caprese skillet chicken makes an easy dinner served with rice or veggies! These juicy chicken breasts are flavored with homemade seasonings, marinated in balsamic glaze, and baked to perfection!

This recipe is low carb and high in protein and perfect for a quick delicious dinner. It can be made without cheese as well for those of you who don’t tolerate dairy.

Let me know what you think in the comments below!

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:

In a bowl mix together garlic powder, onion powder, Italian seasoning, 1/2 tsp salt and 1/4 tsp pepper.

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, reducing burner temperature just slightly if needed, about 4 – 5 minutes (it should be nearly 160 in center on an instant read thermometer).

Add a slice 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.

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Recipe source: Cooking Classy

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