Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Grilled Chicken with Goat Cheese & Balsamic Tomatoes

I like fancy.  But I love easy.  My favorites are things that look and sound "high-tech" but are really simple when you get down to it.  That way my guests think I'm Martha Stewart and I don't spend 90 hours in the kitchen making the meal and cleaning up the mess.  And face it, grilled chicken is about the most boring thing you can eat next to your shoe.  Unless you doctor it up.  And believe me, goat cheese and balsamic tomatoes are the tastiest things ever to doctor up a grilled chicken breast.  Impress your guests!  I did.
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Combine olive oil and balsamic vinegar.
Season with salt and pepper.
Add chopped tomatoes
and parsley.
Stir to combine.
Place grilled chicken breasts on plates.
Top with crumbled goat cheese.
Spoon tomato mixture over.
Impress your guests.

Grilled Chicken with Goat Cheese & Balsamic Tomatoes

4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons olive oil
salt and pepper to taste
1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
4 small tomatoes, seeded and chopped
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
1 package goat cheese

Preheat grill.  Brush chicken breasts on both sides with 2 tablespoons of olive oil and season well with salt and pepper.  Grill until cooked through.  Meanwhile, combine remaining olive oil and vinegar.  Stir in tomatoes and chopped parsley.  Season with salt and pepper.  Place chicken on serving plates.  Top with crumbled goat cheese and spoon tomato mixture over.

Prep Time:  Approximately 10 minutes     Cook Time:  Approximately 20 minutes

NOTE:  I brined my chicken breasts with a mixture of water, salt and sugar just to give them some extra flavor and juiciness.  You can also marinate the chicken ahead of time in your favorite marinade if you like.

1 comment:

  1. Oh my gosh I wish I hadn't read this while in the library. Now I'm starving. It all looks delicious! :)


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