Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Basil and Tomato Chicken Breasts

Ahhh, spring has sprung finally here in the Capitol District! It was a long winter but we have made it through and are now dreaming of warmer days and cookouts with friends. Got a party to go to? A BBQ maybe? Why not think Chicken first? Chicken is very versatile and allows for a spectrum of different flavors. Why not try our Basil and Tomato Chicken Breasts and wow your friends!


This is a great way to prepare chicken breasts. The combination of tomatoes, basil and balsamic vinegar gives this dish an 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
  • 1/2 Teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 Teaspoon black pepper, ground
Combine garlic, tomatoes, vinegar, oil, basil, black pepper and salt in a food processor.

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

Preheat grill

Place chicken on grill and cook on medium heat for 10-12 minutes, turning once. Remove chicken from heat and garnish with diced tomatoes and chopped basil.

And there you have it! A dish that will make you shine at all your spring get togethers! Enjoy!
(C) Chef Robert Cardona, Cardonas Market Sphere: Related Content

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