Chicken With Plum Tomatoes, Basil and Mozzarella

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Before you jump into your fall recipes I suggest you try this, what I call Summertime Chicken.  To me,  juicy tomatoes and fresh basil just scream summer.  This recipe takes those delicious ingredients and pairs them with chicken and fresh mozzarella.  It’s a surprisingly easy and flavorful dish.



1 Tbsp olive oil

1 medium onion, cut into 16 wedges

¼ cup balsamic vinegar

2 Tbsp water

1 pound plum tomatoes (cored, seeded and chopped)

1 tsp salt

½ tsp black pepper

8 oz fresh mozzarella, drained really well and cut into ½-inch dice

1 cup fresh basil leaves, chopped

8 thin cut chicken breasts


Heat a broiler or prepare an outdoor grill with medium hot coals.


In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat.  Add onion wedges; sauté for 5 minutes or until slightly softened, the wedges will fall apart. 

Add the balsamic vinegar and water.  Bring to a simmer. 

Reduce the heat to medium-low and cook until the liquid has reduced to a sauce and onion is tender, about 7 minutes. 

Increase heat to medium-high.  Add the tomatoes, salt and pepper; cook for 2 minutes.  Remove skillet from heat and let sit for 2 to 3 minutes.  Stir in mozzarella and basil.


Broil or grill chicken about 4 inches from heat source for 3 to 4 minutes per side.  Place chicken on large platter.  Scoop ¼ cup of topping on each chicken breast.

Serves: 8
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Comments (2)

  1. Those flavors certainly do scream summer.  This would be a great dish for a busy weeknight.

  2. marla at

    Such a great & well rounded chicken dish!

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