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Caprese Stuffed Avocados have all the flavors of caprese you love stuffed into an avocado. It’s an easy and healthy lunch that will quickly become one of your favorites. 

Caprese Stuffed Avocado on cutting board

This recipe first appeared on The Stay At Home Chef on July 24, 2015. We hope you enjoy these updated photos and video! 

Stuffed avocados are easily one of my favorite lunches. I make several variations and they are consistently some of the most popular recipes here on The Stay At Home Chef.  They are so easy to make, usually pretty healthy, and oh so delicious. You’ll love this easy, healthy lunch!

What kind of chicken should I use?

You can use canned chicken chunks in this recipe for convenience, shredded rotisserie chicken, or chopped leftover chicken. If you want a vegetarian option, feel free to leave the chicken out of this recipe.

Why is your balsamic so thick? How can I do that?

If you want a thicker balsamic vinegar you can buy balsamic glazes in squeeze bottles or thicken your own by boiling balsamic vinegar for a few minutes until it reduces and begins to thicken.

Caprese Stuffed Avocado

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caprese stuffed avocado on wooden cutting board
Caprese Stuffed Avocados have all the flavors of caprese you love stuffed into an avocado. It's an easy and healthy lunch that will quickly become one of your favorites.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
  • 2 avocados halved and pitted
  • 9 ounces chopped chicken
  • 5 ounces fresh mini mozzarella balls
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes quartered
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil leaves chiffonade
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon drizzle balsamic vinegar
  • Scoop out some of the avocado from the pitted area to widen the "bowl" area. Place the scooped avocado into a medium-size mixing bowl. Mash it with a fork.
  • Add the chicken, mozzarella, tomato, and basil. Season with salt and pepper. Stir it all together until everything is well mixed.
  • Scoop the mixture into the avocado bowls. Drizzle with balsamic vinegar or balsamic glaze


Calories: 397kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 31g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 60mg | Sodium: 81mg | Potassium: 698mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 575IU | Vitamin C: 20.1mg | Calcium: 155mg | Iron: 1.5mg
Course: Main
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Stuffed Avocados
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June 22, 2018 6:50 pm

Hi Rachel, Love everything caprese: wraps, salad, paninis’. I can’t wait to add this to my summer caprese rotation!

June 6, 2018 1:52 pm

This sounds simple and easy! Perfect for the summer!

June 6, 2018 9:37 am

Did You make the glaze?

Joan Demshovk
January 11, 2017 4:02 am

I do this with black beans, corn, and a little chunky salsa. I do not stuff the avocado, although I top a romaine salad with it, and sprinkle with a little shredded Pepper Jack cheese, and a drizzle of Chipotle Ranch dressing. At times, I use just a bit of ranch flavored with a shake of a salt free seasoning mix called Lime-Cilantro-Garlic made by True Lemon company. I also make a Thai tuna with green onion and a Thai Sweet Chili sauce or Tiger Sauce from Louisiana (same flavor, but without pepper seeds and garlic piece)s. If I don’t… Read more »

July 14, 2016 1:59 pm

Added black beans and fresh lime juice. Turned out great!

July 27, 2015 5:58 pm

Rachel, these look amazing!!!! Gotta make this for lunch!

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