Easiest Recipe to Cook Tender Chicken Breasts for Salads…

This Chicken Avocado Salad makes for a refreshing and healthy meal option, especially when paired with the tenderest, juiciest chicken breast!

But when it comes to cooking chicken breast, many people end up with tough, dry meat. Thankfully, there’s an easy way to avoid this.

Here’s a step-by-step recipe that will leave you with perfectly cooked, tender chicken breast every time.

Chicken Avocado Salad

Cooking chicken breast can be daunting, but with the right technique, it can make for a delicious and healthy meal option. With this recipe, you can cook your chicken breast perfectly every time, avoiding the common pitfalls of bland and dry meat.

Remember to season your chicken well, cook it evenly, let it rest before slicing, and finally, savor it in your salad.

Don’t be afraid to experiment with new greens, vegetables, and dressings, and soon, you’ll be whipping up your favorite chicken and salad recipe effortlessly.

Step 1: Preparing the Chicken

To start off, you will need one or two skinless chicken breasts (depending on how many servings you want to make), a pinch of salt, some black pepper, and a tablespoon of olive oil.

Optional: Take the chicken breasts and place them on a cutting board. Using a sharp knife, carefully flatten the chicken breast to an even thickness. This helps to ensure that the chicken cooks evenly and prevents dry spots.

Season the chicken breast with salt and black pepper to taste and drizzle olive oil over it. Rub the chicken with the seasoning and olive oil so that it is fully coated.

Step 2: Cooking the Chicken

Now that the chicken is seasoned and prepped, you can begin cooking it.

Heat a skillet over medium-high heat and add a tablespoon of olive oil. When hot, add the chicken breast to the skillet. (I like to use a skillet like this to get the grill marks on the chicken.)

Cook the chicken breast for around 6-7 minutes per side, flipping it once halfway through. Cook it until it is no longer pink inside, and the juices run clear.

To ensure that the chicken breast is fully cooked, you can use a meat thermometer that should read around 165°F.

Step 3: Resting and Slicing the Chicken

After the chicken has finished cooking, remove it from the skillet, and let it rest for around 5 minutes. Resting the chicken breast allows its juices to settle, and this helps to keep the meat moist and tender.

Once rested, it’s time to slice the chicken breast. Use a sharp knife to cut the chicken breast at an angle into thin-ish slices.

Step 4: Adding the Chicken to your Salad

Finally, it’s time to add the chicken to your salad. You can use any kind of greens and vegetables that you like.

I slice a couple of avocados, and load up on the cherry tomatoes, over top of fresh spinach leaves.

Layer the chicken slices on top of your salad and eat it as is or sprinkle with your favorite dressing. If you’re looking for a low-carb option, you can also add cheese or crumbled bacon bits to your salad.

Enjoy Your Chicken Avocado Salad!

Voila! Your chicken and salad are now perfectly combined, ready to be savored. Enjoy your meal with friends and family, or pack it up for your work lunch.

May I suggest a delicious lemonade spritzer to drink with this meal?