Chicken and Caprese Salad | Dairy Farmers of Manitoba

Grilled Chicken Caprese Salad


15 min.


6-8 min.

Serving Size

4 servings

Moist grilled chicken and a bed of greens added to the classic Caprese salad of garden ripe tomatoes with sweet, fresh bocconcini, and spicy basil, captures summer on a plate. It doesn’t even matter what time of year it is, you’ll love it!


  • 1 lb (500 g) boneless skinless chicken breast cutlets
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) balsamic vinegar or red wine vinegar
  • 3 Tbsp (45 mL) olive oil
  • 1 clove of garlic, minced
  • 1/4 tsp (1mL) each, salt and pepper
  • 6 cups (1.5 L) of baby greens
  • 8 (1-1/2 inch/3.5 cm) balls of Canadian Bocconcini cheese, sliced or (4 oz./125g Canadian Mozzarella cheese)
  • 4 medium tomatoes, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) thinly sliced fresh basil


1. Preheat barbecue grill to medium-high.
2. In a measuring cup or bowl, whisk together vinegar, oil, garlic, salt and pepper.
3. Place chicken in a shallow dish; pour 2 tbsp (30 mL) of the dressing and stir to coat evenly. Place chicken on the grill, cover and grill for about 4 minutes or until white around the edges and bottoms are browned; flip over, cover and grill for 2-4 minutes, or until no longer pink inside. Transfer to a cutting board; let rest for 5 minutes.
4. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, toss greens with half of the remaining dressing; arrange on serving plates. Arrange cheese and tomato slices alternating in a half-circle on top of the greens. Cut chicken into slices and arrange it in the center of the circle. Drizzle evenly with the remaining dressing and sprinkle with basil.


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  • If chicken breast cutlets aren’t available, buy 2 large boneless skinless breasts cut horizontally into about 1/2″ (1 cm) thick slices.
  • Pound any thicker places with a meat mallet to even thickness.
  • For the adventurous: use arugula mixed in with greens and top with crisped strips of prosciutto and grilled flatbread croutons.