Chicken & Fresh Mozzarella Sandwich with Avocado & Spinach Salad.

  • 1
    avocado
  • ½ (5 oz) pkg
    baby spinach
  • ½ lb
    chicken breasts, boneless skinless
  • ½ (8 oz) pkg
    fresh mozzarella cheese
  • 1 clove
    garlic
  • 2
    gluten-free buns or rolls
  • 1
    tomato
  •  
    black pepper
  •  
    extra virgin olive oil
  •  
    Italian seasoning
  •  
    red wine vinegar
  •  
    salt
  •  
    virgin coconut oil
  • 1
    Heat a grill pan, outdoor grill, or skillet over medium-high heat.
  • 2
    In a small bowl, prepare marinade by whisking together oil, Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper.
    1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
    ⅛ tsp Italian seasoning
    ⅛ tsp salt
    ⅛ tsp black pepper
  • 3
    Slice chicken in half horizontally to form thin fillets. Add to bowl with marinade and toss to coat.
    ½ lb chicken breasts, boneless skinless
  • 4
    Coat grill or bottom of skillet with oil. Add chicken and cook until browned and cooked through, 2-3 minutes per side.
    about 1 tbsp virgin coconut oil
  • 5
    Preheat oven to broil and position rack under the broiler.
  • 6
    Wash and slice tomato into rounds. Halve and pit avocado; thinly slice ½ (save the rest for the salad) while still in skin and scoop out.
    1 tomato
    1 avocado
  • 7
    Slice mozzarella into rounds.
    ½ (8 oz) pkg fresh mozzarella cheese
  • 8
    Place buns or rolls, cut side up, on a sheet pan. Top the bottom halves with avocado slices, chicken, tomato slices, and mozzarella. Leave the top halves as is so they get crusty.
    2 gluten-free buns or rolls
  • 9
    Place in the oven and broil until cheese melts, 3-4 minutes.
  • 10
    Peel and mince garlic. In a medium bowl, prepare dressing by combining garlic, oil, vinegar, salt, pepper, and remaining avocado. Mash together until smooth.
    1 clove garlic
    1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
    1 tsp red wine vinegar
    ⅛ tsp salt
    ⅛ tsp black pepper
  • 11
    Wash and dry spinach. Add to bowl with dressing and toss to coat.
    ½ (5 oz) pkg baby spinach
  • 12
    To serve, place sandwiches on a plate and have with spinach salad on the side. Enjoy!