Grilled Basil Chicken and Tomatoes


I love this recipe, it’s a family favorite! If you have any leftover chicken it is great on a salad the next day.

Grilled Basil Chicken and Tomatoes Recipe

 

8 plum tomatoes, divided
3/4 cup balsamic vinegar
1/4 cup tightly packed fresh basil leaves
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 garlic clove, minced
1/2 teaspoon salt
4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (4 ounces each)

Cut four tomatoes into quarters and place in a food processor. Add the vinegar, basil, oil, garlic and salt; cover and process until blended. Pour 1/2 cup dressing into a small bowl; cover and refrigerate until serving. Pour remaining dressing into a large resealable plastic bag; add chicken. Seal bag and turn to coat; refrigerate for up to 1 hour. Coat grill rack with cooking spray before starting the grill. Drain and discard marinade. Grill chicken, covered, over medium heat for 4-6 minutes on each side or until juices run clear. Cut remaining tomatoes in half; grill for 2-3 minutes on each side or until tender. Serve with chicken and reserved dressing.

Yield: 4 servings.

Nutrition Facts

  • One serving: 1 chicken breast half with 1 tomato and 2 tablespoons dressing
  • Calories: 174
  • Fat: 5 g
  • Saturated Fat: 1 g
  • Cholesterol: 63 mg
  • Sodium: 179 mg
  • Carbohydrate: 7 g
  • Fiber: 1 g
  • Protein: 24 g
  • Diabetic Exchange: 3 very lean meat, 1 vegetable, 1/2 fat.
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5 Comments

  1. Yummy! Now I know what I am cooking for dinner.

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  2. Your grilled basil chicken sounds great. I think I am going to make it this weekend. Your pics look great too!
    Thanks,
    Tamara

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  3. kaylee2

     /  May 18, 2008

    YUMMY!

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  4. Wow, something I can actually eat. You bet I’m going to try this especially because my daughter and I are Balsamic freaks. We put it on everything. My sister bought me a bottle of really expensive Balsamic vinegar for Christmas and I found the same brand at another store for half the price. They sell it in bulk so you just bring your empty container and fill it up when you run out.

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  5. Joan – I love Balsamic vinegar too! I use this same marinade on thin pork chops and cook them in my grill pan.

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