Grilled Chicken with Tomato Caprese Salad and Grilled Squash: A Quick and Healthy Weeknight Meal

This blog post offers a quick, healthy weeknight meal recipe: Grilled Chicken with Tomato Caprese Salad and Grilled Squash. It includes ingredients like chicken breasts, zucchini, purple onion, tomatoes, mozzarella, Italian dressing, balsamic vinegar, and olive oil. The steps involve marinating the chicken overnight, preparing the Caprese salad, and grilling the chicken and vegetables. This simple, nutritious recipe is perfect for busy evenings.

Not every meal we cook needs to compete with Martha and Snoop. Creating a batch of simple staple meals is not only financially beneficial but also saves time and promotes healthy eating. Here's a quick and easy recipe for those busy weeknights: Grilled Chicken with Tomato Caprese Salad and Grilled Squash.


  • 3-4 chicken breasts
  • Italian dressing
  • 1 zucchini squash
  • 1/2 purple onion
  • 2 firm tomatoes
  • 1 tube of fresh mozzarella cheese (not sandwich sliced cheese)
  • Balsamic vinegar
  • Olive oil


  1. Marinate the Chicken:Marinate the chicken the night before to ensure the best flavor. For a simple and quick marinade, use Italian dressing and add some garlic, salt, and pepper. The longer the marinade, the more flavorful your chicken will be.
  2. Prepare the Caprese Salad:Slice the firm tomatoes thinly, top each slice with a basil leaf, and crown with a slice of fresh mozzarella cheese. Drizzle with olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Add salt and pepper to taste, and refrigerate until ready to serve.
  3. Grill the Chicken:You can use an indoor grill pan or an outdoor grill. Grill the chicken until it reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees Fahrenheit.
  4. Grill the Vegetables:Grill the purple onion for about 3 minutes, then add slices of zucchini squash. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with an Italian herb mix for added flavor.

This meal is perfect for a quick weeknight dinner that's both healthy and delicious. The marinated grilled chicken pairs beautifully with the fresh flavors of the tomato Caprese salad and the smoky, grilled vegetables. It's a simple yet satisfying meal that you can whip up in no time.

Enjoy your meal and happy cooking! 🍽️