Ingredients:

2 (9-11 oz. each) boneless skinless chicken breasts, butterflied and halved (we get to try the new scale)

½ tsp garlic powder

1/2 tsp onion powder

½ tsp Italian seasoning  (As it turns out I don’t have this, so I’m gonna use ¼ tsp of Oregano and 1/8 tsp of dried Basil)

Salt – 1/4 tsp (I don’t like pepper so I’m skipping it)

2 Tbsp. olive oil

1/2 cup of shredded mozzarella cheese

4 avocado slices (from firm but ripe avocado)

2 medium tomatoes, sliced

(Makes 4 servings)

In a bowl I mix the garlic powder, onion powder, oregano, and basil.  I add a little bit of salt, I’m trying to keep the sodium down.  I mix them up then set them aside.  I then butterfly the chicken, which just means you cut the chicken in half to make it thinner.  I then sprinkle the seasonings on both sides lightly.  I didn’t use up all of the seasoning, I tend to err on the side of light when it comes to seasoning.  I heat the olive oil on a skillet on medium high. Once it’s hot I add the chicken and cook the first side for about 5 minutes.  I cut up the tomato slices and avocado while the chicken is cooking.  I flip the chicken over and cook for another 5 minutes, then I start checking the temperature.  When the temp hits 160 degrees I put the avocado on the chicken.  I chicken-in-pan-w-avocado-cheese-and-tomatothen put about 1/8 cup of shredded mozzarella in the hole of the avocado slice (the hole left by removing the pit).  Then I place the tomato slice on top of that and sprinkle lightly with salt.  I cover the pan with the lid and cook for another 1-2 minutes.  (I cook until the cheese melts and the chicken temp. reads 165 in the center)  I had some avocado and some tomato left so I diced them up and used them as an extra on the side.  I also made some green beans to go with this (a vegetable that Dave actually likes) It looks good, and it only took me about 20 minutes to make.
The results are in and this chicken dish is a hit!  As you may remember, I’m not a fan of chicken but I really liked this.  Dave loved it too, he claims that you can’t go wrong with cheese.  Now that we’ve found out it tastes good, I’ll have to check the numbers as I tend to think anything that tastes really yummy can’t be good for you.

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