Summertime Chicken

Whether you cook the chicken on the barbecue grill or under the broiler, the fresh tomato, basil, and mozzarella cheese topping offers a mix of summer's best flavors.

Summertime Chicken
Servings: 8 Chill 20 mins Cook 15 mins Broil 6 mins to 8 mins Prep 15 mins

Ingredients

Chicken:
  • 1 container (8 ounces) low-fat plain yogurt
  • 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 8 thin-cut boneless, skinless chicken breast halves (about 1-1/2 pounds total)
Tomato-Mozzarella Topping:
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 onion, cut into 16 wedges
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 pound plum tomatoes, cored, seeded, chopped (about 4 cups)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 piece (8 ounces) fresh mozzarella cheese, cut into 1/2-inch dice
  • 1 cup loosely packed basil leaves, chopped

Make It

Chicken:

1. In a small bowl, whisk together the yogurt and the 3 tablespoons vinegar until well blended. In a plastic food-storage bag, combine the chicken and yogurt mixture; seal and turn to coat. Refrigerate 20 minutes to marinate.

2. Meanwhile, heat a broiler, or prepare an outdoor grill with medium-hot coals, or heat a gas grill to medium-hot.

Tomato-Mozzarella Topping:

3. In large skillet, heat the oil over medium heat. Add the onion; saute for 5 minutes or until slightly softened; the wedges will fall apart into pieces. Add the 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar and the water. Bring to a simmer. Reduce the heat to medium-low; cook until the liquid has reduced to a sauce and onion is tender, about 7 minutes.

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

5. Remove chicken from bag; discard marinade. Gently rinse chicken and pat dry.

6. Broil or grill chicken about 4 inches from heat 3 to 4 minutes per side or until internal temperature registers 170 degrees F on instant-read thermometer. Place chicken on large platter. Scoop 1/4 cup topping on each chicken piece. Serve immediately or let cool to room temperature. Makes 8 servings.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe: 8; Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 224, Fat, total (g): 11, chol. (mg): 68, sat. fat (g): 6, carb. (g): 6, fiber (g): 1, pro. (g): 24, sodium (mg): 527, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.