Basil and Tomato Chicken Breasts

Basil-Tomato Chicken Breasts
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Prep: 12 mins
Cook: 12 mins
Total: 24 mins
Servings: 4 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
316 Calories
11g Fat
12g Carbs
39g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4
Amount per serving
Calories 316
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11g 15%
Saturated Fat 2g 11%
Cholesterol 102mg 34%
Sodium 641mg 28%
Total Carbohydrate 12g 4%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 9g
Protein 39g
Vitamin C 22mg 108%
Calcium 48mg 4%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 720mg 15%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This is a great way to prepare chicken breasts. The combination of tomatoes, basil, and balsamic vinegar gives this dish a fantastic Italian-inspired flavor.


  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts

  • 4 to 6 medium tomatoes, quartered

  • 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar

  • 1/4 cup loosely packed fresh basil leaves

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 teaspoon sea salt

  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes, optional

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Combine garlic, tomatoes, vinegar, oil, basil, black pepper, and salt in a food processor. Reserve a small amount of the chopped tomatoes and chopped basil for garnish.

  3. In a large resealable plastic bag, add chicken and 3/4 of the marinade. Make sure chicken is well coated. Seal bag and allow to marinate for 2 to 4 hours in the refrigerator.

  4. In a small saucepan, bring the reserved 1/4 of the marinade to a boil for 1 minute, reduce heat and allow mixture to simmer for 5 to 8 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside.

  5. Preheat grill.

  6. Place chicken on grill and cook on medium heat for 10 to 12 minutes, turning once.

  7. Remove chicken from heat, top with cooked sauce and garnish with diced tomatoes or chopped basil.

  8. Serve and enjoy.

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