Grilled Bruschetta Chicken
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Recipe type: Entree
Cuisine: Italian
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Serves: 4
 
The fresh basil, tomato and balsamic vinegar really compliment the flavor of grilled chicken, plus who doesn't love gooey melted mozzarella cheese?
Go Get This Stuff
  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/4 cup Italian salad dressing
  • 10 fresh whole basil leaves, (about a half cup) sliced in thin strips (chiffonade-See below)
  • 5 roma tomatoes, seeded and diced or 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • fresh mozzarella cheese, enough for 4 1/4-inch thick slices, or more.
Then Do This
  1. Trim chicken of any excess fat. Slice each breast in half, lengthwise, creating two thin breasts.
  2. In a resealable freezer bag, add breasts and the Italian salad dressing. Seal bag and marinate in the refrigerator for 2 to 6 hours.
  3. Combine tomatoes, basil, garlic powder, dried oregano, olive oil and balsamic vinegar in a large mixing bowl. Toss well and set aside.
  4. Prepare a medium to hot grill. Remove chicken from marinade and salt and pepper to taste. Grill for 8-10 minutes, turning each 2 minutes or until an instant-read meat thermometer reads 165°F (75°C)
  5. During the last 2 minutes of grilling, place a slice of mozzarella cheese on each breast. Continue to cook until cheese is melted.
  6. Ladle an ample spoonful of the tomato blend on top and serve.
Recipe by BarbequedChicken at http://www.barbequedchicken.com/grilled-bruschetta-chicken/