Deborah's Grilled Chicken

Deborah's Grilled Chicken

32 Reviews 5 Pics
  • Prep

    30 m
  • Cook

    15 m
  • Ready In

    45 m
deborah
Recipe by  deborah

“Grilled chicken breasts topped with a savory tomato-basil topping and Parmesan. Great over angel hair pasta!”

New! Find ingredients on sale

  • Tap On Sale, then swipe through different local stores.

  • Look through the ingredients list for store discounts!

This feature is in beta testing. Thanks for your patience as we improve it!

Your ingredient has been saved! Go to Shopping List.

Ingredients

Adjust Servings

Original recipe yields 6 servings

ADVERTISEMENT

Directions

  1. Preheat an outdoor grill for medium-high heat, and lightly oil the grate.
  2. Place the chicken breast halves between two sheets of heavy plastic (resealable freezer bags work well) on a solid, level surface. Firmly pound the chicken with the smooth side of a meat mallet to a thickness of about 1/2 inch. Brush each chicken breast with olive oil, and sprinkle with a pinch of garlic salt.
  3. Grill the chicken breasts on the preheated grill until the meat is no longer pink inside and the chicken has good grill marks, 5 to 8 minutes per side. Move chicken to a cooler part of the grill to keep warm.
  4. While the chicken is cooking, mix together the tomatoes, basil, green onions, garlic, salt, black pepper, and lemon juice in a bowl.
  5. Place an 8-inch square piece of aluminum foil onto the grill, and move a cooked chicken breast onto the foil. Top the chicken breast with about 1/4 cup of the tomato mixture, and sprinkle the topping with about 2 teaspoons of Parmesan cheese. Repeat for the other pieces of chicken.
  6. Close the lid on the grill, and grill the chicken breasts until the topping is hot, 2 to 3 more minutes.

Share It

Reviews (32)

Rate This Recipe
Jillian
70

Jillian

In a word - Excellent! I love italian grilled chicken and this was no exception. It was light yet full of flavor! I pounded three chicken breasts down thin as the recipe states, but instead of just rubbing it with olive oil and using garlic salt I rubbed the chicken with olive oil and used minced garlic plus added a bit of salt and cracked black pepper. I basically eyeballed the ingredients. We also grilled the chicken with the fresh rosemary sprigs to give it a nice flavor. I kept the amount of topping the same and it was absolutely fabulous. I also used a combination of shredded Parmesan and Romano cheeses sprinkled on top. I served it with a side of angel hair pasta with "Best Marinara Sauce Yet" from this site. All we needed to complete the meal was a fresh garden salad! Thanks Deborah for a great recipe!

Marianne
20

Marianne

We were looking for something that was healthy, and this certainly fit the bill. I followed the recipe exactly except that I used only two chicken breasts (one package from Costco's boneless, skinless, chicken breasts) and cut the ingredients for the topping in half. My parmesan cheese was actually Trader Joe's Shaved Parmesan, Romano, and Asiago Cheese. I do believe that the chicken could have used just a tad more seasoning (at least pepper), and it really did cry "Capers!" to me throughout my preparation. And for sure I'd add the capers to it next time. There certainly will be a next time. I was just trying to stick to the recipe as stated since I knew this would be one of the first reviews. This was very yummy! And we WILL have this many more times in the future.

Gitano
18

Gitano

Different and tasty - but like Marianne said, the chicken could have used something while grilling....was a bit bland but the basil (for the most part) made up for it. Healthy too! Next time I will season the chicken prior to cooking but it was pretty good. I may also add some fresh oregano with the basil, then it would be more like a chicken parm dish but low-fat/calories. Here I thought I was going to be the first to review this recipe as I was searching for something to do with 'chicken' and 'basil' and came across it and figured I would give it a whirl! Nice to know someone else is on the same wavelength! :) Thanks Deborah for providing the recipe! (from another Deborah!)

More Reviews

Similar Recipes

Grilled Chicken with Rosemary and Bacon
(136)

Grilled Chicken with Rosemary and Bacon

Crazy Chicken Marinade Grilled Chicken
(123)

Crazy Chicken Marinade Grilled Chicken

Always A Winner Grilled Chicken
(73)

Always A Winner Grilled Chicken

Easy Grilled Lemon Chicken
(65)

Easy Grilled Lemon Chicken

Grilled Rosemary Chicken Breasts
(20)

Grilled Rosemary Chicken Breasts

Lemon Basil Grilled Chicken
(21)

Lemon Basil Grilled Chicken

Nutrition

Amount Per Serving (6 total)

  • Calories
  • 175 cal
  • 9%
  • Fat
  • 6.1 g
  • 9%
  • Carbs
  • 2.3 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 26.3 g
  • 53%
  • Cholesterol
  • 70 mg
  • 23%
  • Sodium
  • 381 mg
  • 15%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Top

<

previous recipe:

Grilled Chicken with Rosemary and Bacon

>

next recipe:

Crazy Chicken Marinade Grilled Chicken