Grilled to Perfection, Topped with Mozzarella, Tomato and Pesto
Peace is achieved by a perfect serving of chicken.
I don't know what it is about mozzarella and pesto, but it's delicious. This chicken recipe is so moist and expressive in flavour. Would recommend to impress someone you have over for dinner with this easy and healthy recipe.
Grilled Chicken Margherita
Section 1: Ingredients
4 boneless skinless chicken breasts - pounded to less than 1 inch thickness
salt and pepper to taste
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon Italian seasoning - (OR ½ teaspoon dried oregano + ¼ teaspoon dried basil + ¼ teaspoon dried thyme)
4 slices mozzarella cheese
½ cup basil pesto
½ cup cherry tomatoes - halved
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
½ cup packed basil leaves - very thinly sliced
cracked black pepper
Section 2: Directions
In a large bowl combine chicken, salt and pepper, olive oil, garlic power, and Italian seasoning. Toss to combine.
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.
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.