Monday, November 16, 2009

Basil Tomato Stuffed Grilled Chicken

This recipe is definately one of my new favorites! It is one of those items that is just beautiful on a plate. Simple, flavorful and elegant. What food should be.

Basil Tomato Stuffed Grilled Chicken

3 or 4 Boneless chicken breasts
1/2 tsp coarse salt
3 cloves garlic
Olive oil
3 tbs dried basil
3 plump red tomatoes (use a meaty variety such as beef steak)
Fresh Mozzerella Ball

Butterfly chicken breasts. Open up and pound with a meat tenderizer gently (don't beat it till its paper just flatten out). Sprinkle with salt and pepper and minced garlic and drizzle with olive oil. Let marinate for about 30 minutes like this.

Lightly coat a grill pan in a little more Olive Oil and heat. Place slices of tomato on one side of chicken breast, sprinkle with basil, fold other half over and secure with tooth picks. Grill. Only flip once so watch your heat and flip once the top piece of chicken starts to turn white. I do this over medium heat. When you remove chicken immediately place a slice of mozzerella on top to let it gently melt and sprinkle with parsley.

Chicken Perfection!

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