GRILLED CHICKEN MARGHERITA

GRILLED CHICKEN MARGHERITA

Grilled Chicken Margherita

Grilled Chicken Margherita
Healthy and healthy roasted chicken margherita, topped with melted mozzarella cheese, pesto and tomato basil garnish.

Prep Time: 10 Mins
Cook Time: 20 Mins

Total Time: 30 Mins


Ingredients
  • Cracked black pepper
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts, pounded to less than 1 inch thickness
  • 4 slices mozzarella cheese
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon italian seasoning (or 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano + 1/4 teaspoon dried basil + 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme)
  • 1/2 cup basil pesto
  • 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup packed basil leaves, very thinly sliced

Instructions
  1. In a large bowl combine chicken, salt and pepper, olive oil, garlic power, and italian seasoning. Toss to combine.
  2. Grill chicken over medium-high heat for about 6-8 minutes on each side until cooked through. Top each piece of chicken with a slice of mozzarella cheese and cook another minute or so until melted.
  3. Toss tomatoes, lemon juice, and basil together. Top each chicken breast with about 3 tablespoons pesto, a scoop of tomatoes, and some freshly cracked black pepper. Serve immediately.

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