Grilled Basil Chicken and Tomatoes

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This Grilled Basil Chicken and Tomatoes recipe from Taste of Home is a favorite for Laura Lunardi of Exton, Pennsylvania when she’s looking for an easy grilling recipe for a meal or holiday gathering.

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  • Serves 4


    • 8 plum tomatoes, divided
    • 3/4 cup balsamic vinegar
    • 1/4 cup tightly packed fresh basil leaves
    • 2 tablespoons olive oil
    • 1 garlic clove, minced
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (4 ounces each)


Cut four tomatoes into quarters and place in a food processor. Add the vinegar, basil, oil, garlic and salt; cover and process until blended.

Pour 1/2 cup dressing into a small bowl; cover and refrigerate until serving. Pour remaining dressing into a large resealable plastic bag; add chicken. Seal bag and turn to coat; refrigerate for up to 1 hour.

Coat grill rack with cooking spray before starting the grill. Drain and discard marinade. Grill chicken, covered, over medium heat for 4-6 minutes on each side or until juices run clear. Cut remaining tomatoes in half; grill for 2-3 minutes on each side or until tender. Serve with chicken and reserved dressing.

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