Basil and Tomato Chicken Breasts

Revised 2019 Jan 14

2 servings


2 chicken breast halves, boned and skinned
4 tomatoes, quartered
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
1/4 cup fresh basil, loosely packed
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper, ground


Flatten the thick ends of the breasts slightlly to allow for more even cooking.

Combine garlic, tomatoes, vinegar, oil, basil, black pepper, and salt in a food processor. Reserve a small amount of tomatoes (chopped) and basil (chopped) for garnish.

In a large resealable plastic bag, add chicken and marinade. Make sure chicken in well coated. Seal bag and allow to marinate for 6-8 hours in refrigerator.

Preheat grill. Remove the chicken from the bag and wipe off excess marinade (reserve marinade). Place chicken on grill and cook on medium heat for 10-12 minutes, turning once. Remove chicken from heat and garnish with diced tomatoes or chopped basil. .

Put the reserved marinade in a small pot and bring to a boil. Cook for at least 5 minutes. Cool a bit and serve as a sauce.

The recipe serves well on a cold plate.

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