I have shared my love for weeknight dinners on the grill before (most recently in this post). Since we had a few warmer days in March, we have already used the grilled quite a bit this spring. I made this Avocado Caprese Chicken a few weeks ago and couldn’t wait to share it with all of you. This easy grilled dinner is perfect for weeknights or anytime you are looking for a quick dinner. Pair it with a salad, rice or even pasta, this Avocado Caprese Chicken is a new favorite in our house.
Avocado Caprese Chicken
There are few foods that I love more than the mixture of tomatoes, basil and cheese. However, throw avocados into the mix and it’s the ultimate combination! A few weeks ago, I bought chicken breast at Costco and was trying to come up with ways to use up all the chicken. As a side note, I love that the chicken breasts at Costco come in packs of two. Perfect for freezing and thawing! Anyways, I saw a marinade I had in the refrigerator that I totally forgot I had. Cilantro lime marinade. While this is a Wegmans brand marinade, I did find a similar marinade here. If you have a Wegmans close by, you need to check out this marinade!
With such a fresh and tangy marinade, I knew I wanted to top the chicken with other fresh flavors. Enter my favorite combination. The tomatoes and avocados combine for a creamy spin on the traditional caprese salad and the melted mozzarella over the chicken is the perfect touch. I topped each chicken breast with chopped basil (you can use dry if you don’t have fresh). I have already made this dish twice in the past few weeks, we are addicted! If you are looking for a quick and easy weeknight grilling recipe, look no further than this Avocado Caprese Chicken. Check out the recipe below!