Grilled Chicken Margherita Recipe

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Enjoy the fresh burst of flavors with this grilled chicken Margherita. Vibrant pesto, juicy tomatoes, cheesy mozzarella and a drizzle of sweet balsamic glaze combine to form a delicious dish everyone will love.
Utensils Dinner
Globe Italian
18
ingredients
7
steps
80
minutes
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Ingredients

Servings:
4
For the Marinated Chicken
4
boneless, skinless, chicken breasts
1/4 cup(s)
olive oil
2 tsp
Italian seasoning
3
garlic cloves, minced
1/2 tsp
salt
1/4 tsp
crushed red pepper
1/4 tsp
ground black pepper
For the Grilled Chicken Margherita
1
batch of marinated chicken, see above
4
slices mozzarella cheese
1/2 cup(s)
pesto, see notes 1
3 cup(s)
cherry tomatoes, halved
3 tblsp
fresh basil chiffonade
3 tblsp
finely chopped red onion
4
garlic cloves, minced
salt and pepper, to taste
balsamic glaze, for topping
finely chopped parsley, for garnish
pasta or salad, for serving

Directions 7 steps | 80 Minutes

Step 1

Prepare the chicken breasts. Using a meat mallet or tenderizer, pound the chicken breasts to an even thickness.

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Step 2

Make the marinade. In a bowl, whisk together the olive oil, Italian seasoning, minced garlic cloves, salt, crushed red pepper and black pepper. 

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Step 3

Add the pounded chicken to the marinade and toss until evenly coated. Refrigerate the chicken for at least 30 minutes to marinate.

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Step 4

Prepare the tomato topping. In a small bowl, combine the cherry tomatoes, fresh basil, finely chopped red onion, garlic cloves, salt and pepper. Set aside.

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Step 5

Preheat the grill to medium-high heat. Remove the chicken from the marinade and grill on each side for 6-8 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through.

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Step 6

Top the chicken breasts with a slice of mozzarella cheese and grill until the cheese is melted, about 1 minute.

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Step 7

Remove the chicken from the grill and top with the pesto and the reserved tomato topping. Drizzle the balsamic glaze over the tomato topping and garnish with fresh parsley. Serve alongside pasta or salad. Enjoy!

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Notes:

  1. You can use store bought pesto or check out our walnut pesto recipe. 

Nutrition Per Serving
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CALORIES
970
FAT
39.9 g
PROTEIN
80.8 g
CARBS
68.9 g

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Ten A.

Ten

05 Jan 2023

This Grilled Chicken Margherita Recipe bursts with flavor. This a definite recipe that everyone will surely love and enjoy.

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