Avocado Caprese Skillet Chicken Recipe

Avocado Caprese Skillet Chicken Recipe

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

  1. In a bowl mix together garlic powder, onion powder, Italian seasoning, 1/2 tsp salt and 1/4 tsp pepper. 
  2. Dab chicken dry with paper towels then 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.
Recipe source: cookingclassy

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