Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Tasty Tuesday: Grilled Balsamic Bruschetta Chicken + Grilled Zucchini.

This recipe that we made last night was one of the tastiest and easiest that we've made in a long time. I played tennis after work yesterday and Cameron cut the grass so we needed something that we could quickly throw together so that we weren't eating dinner at 9 o'clock. We cheated on our "no carbs for dinner during the week" rule a little bit with the cheese, but it was so worth it.

Grilled Balsamic Bruschetta Chicken
Recipe and photo from Picky Palate
Recipe serves 4

4 boneless skinless chicken breasts, thawed
Pinch of salt
¼ Cup balsamic vinegar
¼ Cup extra virgin olive oil
8 slices fresh mozzarella cheese

4 Roma Tomatoes, seeded and diced
8 fresh basil leaves, stacked, rolled and thinly sliced into chiffonade
3 cloves fresh garlic, minced
Pinch of salt
1 Tablespoon balsamic vinegar

Preheat a grill pan over medium heat on the stovetop. Spray with cooking spray. Combine balsamic and olive oil in a bowl. Season both sides of chicken with pinches of salt and place on grill. Brush top sides of chicken with balsamic mixture. Cook for 4-5 minutes and flip chicken. Brush with additional balsamic and cook for an additional 4-5 minutes or until cooked through. During the last 2 minutes of grilling place 2 slices of cheese over top each chicken to melt.

In a large bowl combine the tomatoes, basil garlic, salt and balsamic. Toss gently to combine. Place chicken breasts on a serving plate and top with tomato mixture. Serve warm.

As our side, Cameron grilled this simple grilled zucchini recipe that I spotted on Instagram yesterday!

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  1. i pinned this as soon as i saw it. yummy! looks delish. thanks for sharing :-)

  2. Yum looks delicious! All of my favorite things rolled into one! I will be making this sometime soon!

  3. This looks so easy, and I have all the items in my kitchen...HMM :)

    Thanks for sharing!

  4. I would super fail at the no carbs rule for everything I put in my mouth. Sad.

  5. Oh goodness - totally recreating this dish!

  6. That looks so yummy - and I have all of those ingredients at home already!

    Oh, and cheese isn't a carb, it's a healthy (in very small doses) fat, so your dinner was perfectly paleo/primal! You're good!

  7. This looks amazing, I think you just solved my dinner woes for tonight. : ) Yum!

  8. That chicken looks delish, I'm definitely going to try it soon!

  9. YUM! This looks delicious! Definitely going to make this soon!

    1. Just made this for dinner and it was delicious!!! Husband approved!

  10. I've made something similar to this but it was without the balsamic (I used sundried tomato dressing to marinate the chicken in). I LOVE balsamic, so I might have to try your version.

  11. Making this tonight. SO excited!