Mertzie's Simple Salad Chicken Caprese Style

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Michelle Koletar/Mertz

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@Mertzie

I was planning on creating a different dish yesterday, but things did not go as planned! So, I had lovely marinated chicken breasts and decided to make a chicken caprese salad with them. Light, refreshing & yummers!

Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
Comments:
Serves:
4-6
Prep:
20 Min
Cook:
10 Min

Ingredients

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3
large chicken breasts, marinated in italian dressing overnight
large handful & more of fresh basil (i load it!)
handful of fresh italian parsley
15 grape tomatoes, halved
1 block mozzarella, sliced in large chunks or slices
1/2 red onion and 1/2 green pepper
garlic' crushed
salt & pepper to taste
freshly grated parmesan for on top

DRESSING:

1/4
mix of 1/2 balsamic vinegar & 1/2 red wine vinegar (1/8 cup of each)
3/4
canola or olive oil
italian seasoning (about 1/2 tsp)
fresh thyme, crushed (about 1 tsp)
garlic, crushed (about 1/2 tsp or to your taste)
croutons or bread crumbs (optional -- see note at bottom)

How to Make Mertzie's Simple Salad Chicken Caprese Style

Step-by-Step

  • 1Marinate chicken breasts overnight, as stated. I used roasted red pepper Italian dressing. Grill chicken, red onions, and pepper until done. I sprinkled the chicken with smoked sea salt after it grilled.
  • 2Allow to cool off for a bit. Meanwhile, slice up your grapes and mozz. Rough chop the basil and parsley.
  • 3Slice chicken in large bite-sized chunks. Add the tomatoes, onions and green pepper. Pour a little of the dressing on top and stir gently. If you want more garlic flavor, add more crushed garlic. Add the basil & parsley. I added the mozz right as I was ready to serve and toppped with fresh parmesan. I also had some Bagel Chips in my cupboard, so I crushed those up good and sprinkled on top for some crunch. Usually I make homemade croutons, but was lazy and this worked great.
  • 4I served the rest of the dressing with the salad to pour over on each individual plate. My son doesn't like a lot of dressing and I do, so this way it keeps everyone happy. Enjoy!

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