Grilled Chicken with Marinated Tomatoes and Fresh Mozzarella

This light and fresh grilled chicken is topped with balsamic marinated tomatoes, fresh basil, and creamy mozzarella cheese. Not to mention, you only need five simple ingredients to pull off this healthy dinner!

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This quick and easy five-ingredient dinner is the perfect recipe for when you’re craving something healthy, fresh, and super-satisfying! Sweet cherry tomatoes are marinated in balsamic vinegar, olive oil, and tossed with basil, and fresh mozzarella cheese (you could also use burrata!) Pour this summery salad over grilled chicken breast and serve right away! It’s as easy as that! No need to fire up the grill either, an indoor grill pan will work just fine.

Ingredients You’ll Need:

All you need to make this recipe is five simple ingredients: boneless, skinless chicken breast or thighs, cherry tomatoes, fresh basil, fresh mozzarella, balsamic vinegar and olive oil.

recipe ingredient mise en place: a bowl of tomatoes, a bowl of small fresh mozzarella balls, a platter of raw chicken, olive oil and balsamic vinegar

Recipe Steps:

Step 1. Grill the Chicken

You don’t have to use an outdoor BBQ for this recipe, a stove top grill pan will work just fine! Make sure it’s nice and hot then grill the chicken on both sides until cooked through.

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Step 2. Marinate the Tomatoes

While the chickens on the grill combine the tomatoes, vinegar, olive oil, basil and fresh mozzarella in a bowl. Season with salt and pepper and set aside.

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Step 3. Serve

Step Four: Transfer the chicken to a large plate or platter, top with the marinated tomatoes and mozzarella. Serve immediately!

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Recipe FAQs

Can I use chicken thighs instead of chicken breast for this recipe?

Yes, you can absolutely use boneless skinless chicken thighs, just be sure to cook them a bit longer.

Can I use a different cheese other than mozzarella?

Yes, you could use crumbled feta, goat cheese or mozzarella-adjacent burrata.

What should I serve with this recipe?

You can serve this grilled chicken alongside a nice fresh herb salad or roasted potatoes or even creamy parmesan polenta.

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Balsamic Bruschetta Grilled Chicken with Marinated Tomatoes and Fresh Mozzarella

This light and fresh grilled chicken is topped with marinated tomatoes, fresh basil, and creamy mozzarella cheese.
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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 412kcal

Ingredients

  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast
  • 7 oz fresh baby mozzarella cheese balls (bocconcini or ciliegine, drained)
  • 1 c basil leaves
  • 2 c cherry tomatoes cut in half
  • 3 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 c olive oil + 2 tbsp neutral oil for grilling
  • salt and pepper

Instructions

  • Preheat a grill pan over high heat. In a bowl toss the chicken breasts with 2 tbsp neutral oil and a generous pinch of salt and freshly ground pepper.
  • Place the seasoned chicken on the grill. For the best grill marks, don't move the chicken for 5 minutes. Cook the second side until grill marks appear, about 5 minutes more. Check the chicken for doneness with a thermometer. The chicken is ready when it registers 165°F. 
  • While the chicken is cooking, slice the cherry tomatoes in half and place them in a large mixing bowl. Next, add in the mozzarella and basil leaves. Pour the olive oil and balsamic vinegar over the tomato mixture, season with salt and pepper, gently stir until evenly combines.
  • Transfer the chicken to a large plate or platter, top with the marinated tomatoes and mozzarella. Serve immediately!

Notes

 
Ingredient Notes and Substitutions:
  • Chicken: You can use chicken breast or boneless skinless thighs if you prefer.
  • Mozzarella: If you can’t find small mozzarella balls (bocconcini) just use the regular large ovaline and cut into small bite sized pieces. You could also use crumbled feta, goat cheese or burrata instead.
 
What to Serve with This Recipe:
 
Storing Leftovers and Reheating:
  • Leftovers can be stored in the refrigerator for up to four days. Reheated in a 350F oven for 5-10 minutes.

Nutrition

Calories: 412kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 36g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 112mg | Sodium: 451mg | Potassium: 636mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 1050IU | Vitamin C: 19mg | Calcium: 275mg | Iron: 1mg
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