Pan-seared chicken, avocado, and a creamy flavorful pesto dressing spice up this colorful and massively flavor-packed caprese salad!

Chicken Avocado Caprese Salad with Creamy Pesto Dressing

Pan-seared chicken, avocado, and a creamy flavorful pesto dressing spice up this colorful and massively flavor-packed caprese salad!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 6 servings

Ingredients

Salad:

  • 2 medium chicken breasts
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 cups chopped romaine lettuce
  • 2 medium avocados pitted, peeled, and diced
  • 2 medium tomatoes halved and sliced
  • 8 oz sliced fresh mozzarella cheese
  • 3 tablespoons minced fresh basil

Dressing

  • 1/4 cup prepared basil pesto
  • 1/4 cup greek yogurt
  • 3 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons buttermilk
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Pat chicken breasts dry and season both sides with salt and pepper. Heat olive oil in a medium skillet over medium-high heat. Sear chicken on both sides 4-5 minutes until golden and chicken registers 165F. Transfer chicken to a cutting board and let cool 10 minutes then thinly slice into strips. Set aside.
  2. In a large serving bowl, combine lettuce, avocado, tomatoes, chicken strips, mozzarella, and fresh basil. Set aside for a moment.
  3. Make the dressing: In a small bowl, whisk all dressing ingredients until smooth. Season with salt and pepper to taste. When ready to serve, drizzle salad with dressing and enjoy!