Though we’re all about a healthy salad chock-full of delicious ingredients (check out our crunch salad or our anything goes grain salad for proof), sometimes we’re more about quality than quantity. Possibly the most quintessential example of this is the Caprese salad, made up of just three ingredients—fresh mozzarella, gorgeous tomatoes, and bright basil. To make this chicken-avocado version, we stuck with that principle, just adding grilled balsamic chicken, creamy avocado, and a little romaine for crunch. The result is a simple salad that is still refreshing and light, but also satisfying enough to be dinner.
Pounding the chicken here might seem like an unnecessary step, but trust us—it’s so worth it for the most tender and juicy chicken breasts. Thinner meat also means a shorter marinade time, a faster cook time, and a more attractive final dish (a Caprese should be pretty, after all).
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News Source: https://www.delish.com/cooking/recipe-ideas/a43031793/chicken-avocado-caprese-salad-recipe/