Grilled Chicken Margherita

Ingredients

  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts, pounded to less than 1 inch thickness
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning (OR ½ teaspoon dried oregano + ¼ teaspoon dried basil + ¼ teaspoon dried thyme)
  • 4 slices mozzarella cheese
  • ½ cup basil pesto
  • ½ cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • ¼ cup packed basil leaves, very thinly sliced
  • cracked black pepper

Cooking Process

  1. In a large bowl combine chicken, salt and pepper, olive oil, garlic power, and Italian seasoning. Toss to combine.
  2. Grill chicken over medium-high heat for about 6-8 minutes on each side until cooked through. Top each piece of chicken with a slice of mozzarella cheese and cook another minute or so until melted.
  3. Toss tomatoes, lemon juice, and basil together. Top each chicken breast with about 3 tablespoons pesto, a scoop of tomatoes, and some freshly cracked black pepper. Serve immediately.

Grilled Chicken Margherita

Bon Appetit!

Grilled Chicken Margherita