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Grilled marinated chicken, topped with melted mozzarella, pesto, and cherry tomatoes makes a delicious summer meal! Serve with rice or angel hair pasta.


Recipe Summary

20 mins
10 mins
4 hrs
4 hrs 30 mins


Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Gently pound chicken breasts into even thickness using the smooth side of a meat mallet, about 1/2 inch thick. Place chicken into a resealable plastic bag.

  • Whisk together olive oil, balsamic vinegar, garlic, Italian seasoning, and salt in a small bowl. Pour over chicken, coat evenly, and marinate for 4 to 8 hours.

  • Combine cherry tomatoes, basil, lemon juice, salt, and pepper in a small bowl.

  • Preheat an outdoor grill for medium heat; lightly oil the grate.

  • Remove chicken from marinade and grill with the lid closed for 4 minutes. Flip chicken and grill an additional 3 to 4 minutes. Top each breast with a slice of mozzarella cheese and 1 tablespoon of pesto, then top with cherry tomatoes. Close lid on grill and continue grilling until cheese is melted and chicken is no longer pink inside, about 3 more minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C). Using a spatula, carefully remove chicken to a serving platter.

Cook's Note:

If you are worried about tomatoes falling through the grill grates, place chicken on a sheet of foil or in a disposable foil pan before adding toppings.

Nutrition Facts

471 calories; fat 27.4g; cholesterol 121.8mg; sodium 652.1mg; carbohydrates 5.3g; protein 49.4g. Full Nutrition