Basil and Tomato Chicken Breasts

Basil-Tomato Chicken Breasts
Basil-Tomato Chicken Breasts. Lisa Hubbard/Getty Images
Ratings (13)
  • Total: 24 mins
  • Prep: 12 mins
  • Cook: 12 mins
  • Yield: Serves 4
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
1390 Calories
78g Fat
30g Carbs
137g Protein
(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 chicken breasts, skinless and deboned
  • 4-6 tomatoes, quartered
  • 1/2 cup/120 mL balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 cup/60 mL fresh basil, loosely packed
  • 2 tablespoons/30 mL olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon/5 mL sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon/2.5 mL black pepper, ground
  • 1/2 teaspoon/2.5 mL pepper flakes, optional

Steps to Make It

  1. 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.

  2. 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 2-4 hours in the refrigerator. 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 5-8 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside.

  3. Preheat grill. Place chicken on grill and cook on medium heat for 10-12 minutes, turning once. Remove chicken from heat, top with cooked sauce and garnish with diced tomatoes or chopped basil.