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Grilled Basil Chicken Breasts With Tomatoes & Zucchini

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Grilled Basil Chicken Breasts with Tomatoes and Zucchini
2013-04-06 Other
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A great grilling/garden season dinner made with fresh tomatoes and basil with balsamic vinegar and garlic, whipped together creating a marinade and dressing all in one. Marinate the night before, and dinner is a snap the next day.

  • Servings: 8
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes


4 Boneless, skinless chicken breasts
8 Large Roma Tomatoes, divided
¾ cup Balsamic Vinegar
¼ cup Tightly Packed Fresh Basil Leaves
2 Tbsp Olive Oil
1 Garlic Clove, minced
½ tsp Salt
1 Large Zucchini, sliced diagonally


Place chicken breasts between 2 pieces of wax paper and pound with mallet to about 1/2"; cut into serving sizes, set aside. Cut 4 tomatoes in quarters and place in food processor or blender. Add vinegar, basil, oil, garlic and salt. Cover and process until blended. Taste dressing and season as necessary. Pour 1/2 cup dressing in a small bowl; cover and refrigerate. Pour remaining dressing in resealable plastic bag; add chicken breasts and marinate over night. Coat grill rack with cooking spray before starting the grill. Drain chicken, discarding marinade. Grill chicken, covered, over medium heat for 4-6 minutes on each side, or until juices run clear. Cut remaining tomatoes in half and grill tomatoes and zucchini 2-3 minutes on each side until tender. Serve with grilled chicken and reserved dressing.

Helpful Tips:

The grilled tomatoes are best cut in half, not sliced -- they hold together better.