basil leaves, tomato, fresh mozzarella and chicken cubes on a stick

Picnic Food: Chicken Caprese On-a-stick

When tomatoes and basil are bountiful, we eat a lot of Caprese salad.

It’s one of our favorite salads, but doesn’t translate well to a picnic on the sailboat, where sandwiches are the food choice for convenience.

Mayonnaise and luncheon meats get no votes from us, but grilled chicken breasts are perfect.

Necessity is the mother of invention, right?  This recipe idea evolved as I thought about how to make Chicken Caprese portable.put finished skewers in a plastic container

Take along a small container of balsamic vinegar to drizzle over the Caprese Chicken sticks, for added pizzazz!

Chicken Caprese On-a-stick

Perfect for a picnic.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Caprese
Servings: 4
Calories: 447kcal
Author: A. JoAnn

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ lbs. chicken breasts
  • 8 oz. fresh mozzarella pearls
  • 48 fresh, whole basil leaves
  • 1 tsp garlic salt
  • 1 tsp lemon pepper
  • ¼ c. balsamic vinegar, to drizzle
  • 1 pint grape tomatoes

Instructions

  • Season chicken breasts with garlic salt and lemon pepper.  Grill over medium heat until cooked through.  Remove from heat and cool.
  • Cut chicken into 1 inch cubes.
  • Thread skewers with a basil leaf, tomato, mozzarella pearl, and chicken cube.  Repeat 3 times on each skewer.
    put finished skewers in a plastic container
  • Serve Chicken Caprese skewers with a drizzle of balsamic vinegar.

Notes

After making skewers, clip pointed ends off.

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