Basil & Tomato Chicken Breasts
Makes 4 servings
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This is a great way to prepare chicken breasts. The combination of tomatoes, basil, and balsamic vinegar gives this dish a fantastic Italian-inspired flavor.
- 4 chicken breasts, skinless and deboned
- 4-6 tomatoes, quartered
- 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
- 1/4 cup fresh basil, loosely packed
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
- 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper flakes, optional
Combine garlic, tomatoes, vinegar, oil, basil, black pepper, and salt in a food processor.
Reserve a small amount of the chopped tomatoes and chopped basil for
garnish. In a large resealable plastic bag, add chicken and 3/4 of the marinade.
Make sure chicken is well coated. Seal bag and allow to marinate for 2-4 hours in
In a small saucepan, bring reserved 1/4 of the marinade to a boil for 1 minute, reduce
heat and allow mixture to simmer for 5-8 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside.
Preheat grill. Place chicken on grill and cook on medium heat for 10-12 minutes,
turning once. Remove chicken from heat, top with cooked sauce and garnish with
diced tomatoes or chopped basil.
Nutrition Information per serving:
276 calories; 11.2g carbohydrates; 30g protein; 4g fat; 1.2g saturated fat;
100mg cholesterol; 1.5g fiber; 779mg sodium or 179mg sodium without sea salt