Saturday, July 6, 2013

Caprese Grilled Chicken

This Caprese Grilled Chicken is a perfect summertime recipe.  It is quick, easy, and healthy.  You can make this in 30 minutes or less for a weeknight dinner.  I love caprese salads in the summer and the corn goes well with the tomatoes, mozzarella and basil.  The tomatoes and basil were from my local farmer's market;  I love being able to get fresh ingredients.  This Caprese Grilled Chicken is absolutely delicious.  Enjoy!

Caprese Grilled Chicken 

1 pound chicken breasts
1 teaspoon garlic, granulated
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon 21 Seasoning Salute (or use your favorite seasoning mix)
2 to 3 tablespoons olive oil
½ pint cherry tomatoes, halved
½ cup corn kernels (defrost if using frozen)
½ cup fresh bocconcini mozzarella, halved
4 or 5 fresh basil leaves, chiffonade


Drizzle olive oil over chicken breasts.

Season chicken breasts with garlic, salt, black pepper and seasoning mix.

Cook chicken in a grill pan over medium-high heat for 3 to 4 minutes.  Flip and cook additional 3 to 4 minutes.  Chicken should be lightly browned and cooked all the way through.  

In a small bowl, combine tomatoes, corn, mozzarella and basil.  Season with salt and pepper and drizzle with a little olive oil.  (Optional:  Drizzle with balsamic vinegar also.)

Top chicken with caprese salad.

Serves 4.