Avocado Caprese Chicken Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette

This is such a super quick and easy salad recipe but delish and filling. I slightly adapted this recipe from joyfulhealthyeats.com

Avocado Caprese Chicken Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette

2 boneless skinless chicken breasts
salt and pepper to season chicken
1 cup halved fresh mozzarella balls
1-2 avocados, diced
8 cups fresh spring mix salad, or spinach
1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved or whole
1/4 cup fresh diced basil

Balsamic Vinaigrette:

1 garlic clove, minced
1 tsp dry basil
1 Tblsp dijon mustard
1 Tblsp lemon juice
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
1/3 cup olive oil
salt and pepper to taste

In a small bowl, mix garlic, dry basil, dijon mustard, lemon juice, balsamic, salt and pepper. Slowly add in olive oil, whisking the entire time until there is no more oil and vinegar separation. Set aside.
Heat grill to medium heat. Add seasoned chicken breast to grill and cook for 5-6 minutes per side until there is no more pink.
To assemble salad, top your lettuce of choice with avocado, cherry tomatoes, fresh basil, fresh mozzarella balls, and sliced grilled chicken. Serve with balsamic vinaigrette. EnJOY!