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.
Prep Time: 12 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 24 minutes
Yield: Serves 4
- 4 chicken breasts, skinless and de-boned
- 4-6 tomatoes, quartered
- 1/2 cup/120 mL balsamic vinegar
- 1/4 cup/60 mL fresh basil, loosely packed
- 2 tablespoons/30 mL olive oil
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 teaspoon/5 mL salt
- 1 teaspoon/5 mL black pepper, ground
- 1 teaspoon/5 mL pepper flakes, optional
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 3/4 of the marinade. Make sure chicken is well coated. Seal bag and allow to marinate for 2-4 hours in refrigerator. In small saucepan, bring the reserved 1/4 of the marinade to 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.