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Tonight's Dinner: Chicken Caprese Sandwich

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Add some chicken to your Caprese Sandwich

Mozzarella, heirloom tomatoes and fresh basil make a delicious summer salad. But add some chicken and some bread and you've got a wonderful dinner in no time.

There's nothing better than a fresh Caprese salad made with buffalo mozzarella and heirloom tomatoes. And since heirloom tomatoes are at the height of the season right now, I'm having this salad a lot. But since I am eating it so frequently I'm getting kinda bored with it. Thankfully Real Simple provided a nice alternative that allowed me to continue eating one of my favorite salads but with a fresh flavor. They added chicken breast and put it on a nice piece of crusty bread, turning my salad into a savory sandwich. So if you like Caprese salads as much as I do, try adding some chicken, you'll be happy you did.

Chicken Caprese Sandwich

Ingredients

  • 4 chicken breasts
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 8 slices crusty bread
  • 3 heirloom tomatoes, sliced
  • 8 ounces mozzarella cheese, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh basil, torn

Directions

  1. Split the chicken breasts horizontally and season with salt and pepper. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat and in batches cook the chicken breasts until cooked through, about three minutes per side.
  2. Once the chicken is done, top each slice of bread with the chicken, two slices of tomato and two slices of mozzarella. Broil the open-faced sandwich until the cheese is melted, about three minutes. Sprinkle with fresh basil and serve.

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