Grilled Basil Chicken and Tomatoes Recipe

5 20 25
Grilled Basil Chicken and Tomatoes Recipe
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Grilled Basil Chicken and Tomatoes Recipe

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5 20 25
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Relax after work with a cold drink while this savory chicken marinates in an herby tomato blend for an hour, then toss it on the grill. It tastes just like summer. —Laura Lunardi, West Chester, Pennsylvania
Featured In: Fresh Basil Recipes
MAKES:
4 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 15 min. + marinating Grill: 10 min.
MAKES:
4 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 15 min. + marinating Grill: 10 min.

Ingredients

  • 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
  • 8 plum tomatoes
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (4 ounces each)

Directions

For marinade, place first five ingredients in a blender. Cut four tomatoes into quarters and add to blender; cover and process until blended. Halve remaining tomatoes for grilling.
In a bowl, combine chicken and 2/3 cup marinade; refrigerate, covered, 1 hour, turning occasionally. Reserve remaining marinade for serving.
Place chicken on an oiled grill rack over medium heat; discard marinade remaining in bowl. Grill chicken, covered, until a thermometer reads 165°, 4-6 minutes per side. Grill tomatoes, covered, over medium heat until lightly browned, 2-4 minutes per side. Serve chicken and tomatoes with reserved marinade. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Grilled Basil Chicken and Tomatoes in Light & Tasty June/July 2007, p19

Nutritional Facts

1 serving: 177 calories, 5g fat (1g saturated fat), 63mg cholesterol, 171mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 1g fiber), 24g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1 vegetable, 1/2 fat.

  • 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
  • 8 plum tomatoes
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (4 ounces each)
  1. For marinade, place first five ingredients in a blender. Cut four tomatoes into quarters and add to blender; cover and process until blended. Halve remaining tomatoes for grilling.
  2. In a bowl, combine chicken and 2/3 cup marinade; refrigerate, covered, 1 hour, turning occasionally. Reserve remaining marinade for serving.
  3. Place chicken on an oiled grill rack over medium heat; discard marinade remaining in bowl. Grill chicken, covered, until a thermometer reads 165°, 4-6 minutes per side. Grill tomatoes, covered, over medium heat until lightly browned, 2-4 minutes per side. Serve chicken and tomatoes with reserved marinade. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Grilled Basil Chicken and Tomatoes in Light & Tasty June/July 2007, p19

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shelli1542 User ID: 1525176 271686
Reviewed Aug. 13, 2017

"Made this for a last minute dinner with a side of pesto pasta and it was awesome."

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JMartinelli13 User ID: 92779 271584
Reviewed Aug. 10, 2017

"Using the blender for the marinade is so smart! My guys can be picky about chunks of tomato, so I love that half of them disappear into the marinade. Will be freezing a few batches of this to make on the indoor grill this winter!"

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tcarver User ID: 5663692 269317
Reviewed Jul. 11, 2017

"This was so easy. It tasted great. I made this just as it called for. The flavors blended well. Delicious!"

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Bridgett User ID: 9217706 269315
Reviewed Jul. 11, 2017

"Would you marinade this overnight?"

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mfs1118 User ID: 2838554 268843
Reviewed Jul. 2, 2017

"Be sure to use a blender and not a food processor to mix the marinade. I used 2 lbs of boneless skinless chicken breast and doubled the marinade ingredients, and it overflowed the food processor. I cut them into strips before marinating and then threaded onto skewers and grilled. They were tender and good. Next time I will use less balsamic (which was a little overpowering) and use more basil."

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PrplMonky5 User ID: 6612040 252460
Reviewed Aug. 10, 2016

"WOW! The reviews are right. This is soooo good! I did cut the recipe in half for just my husband and I, and it worked out fine. Do *NOT* sub in dried basil for the fresh. The fresh basil really brings out the flavors of the dressing. We marinated it for exactly 1 hour, then grilled it. We spooned a bit of the dressing on top after it was done. We are saving the leftover dressing for a side salad on another night. I will DEFINITELY make this again. YUM!"

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hchambers User ID: 7140928 231008
Reviewed Aug. 10, 2015

"Delicious! I love to serve this chicken over a salad for a great and healthy summertime meal."

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mjlouk User ID: 1712085 229404
Reviewed Jul. 11, 2015

"The chicken had excellent flavor! So delicious! Great way to use fresh basil."

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joycerm53 User ID: 703299 229112
Reviewed Jul. 7, 2015

"This is the best marinade for chicken! I think it is the balsamic vinegar that makes it different than the rest. Definitely a keeper. Every time I make it, people ask me for the recipe. I usually grill more than I need and have the leftovers on a salad the next day. Delicious!"

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MrsOwens User ID: 7095603 168626
Reviewed Jun. 2, 2014

"Delicious! No other words needed!"

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