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Margherita Chicken

Total Time

Prep: 25 min. + marinating Grill: 10 min.

Makes

4 servings

Fresh basil gets all the respect in this super supper—even forks will stand at attention when it hits the table. —Judy Armstrong, Prairieville, Louisiana
Margherita Chicken Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (6 ounces each)
  • 1/2 cup reduced-fat balsamic vinaigrette
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup marinara sauce
  • 16 fresh basil leaves
  • 2 plum tomatoes, thinly sliced lengthwise
  • 1 cup frozen artichoke hearts, thawed and chopped
  • 3 green onions, chopped
  • 1/4 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese

Directions

  1. Flatten chicken to 1/2-in. thickness. In a large bowl, combine vinaigrette and garlic. Add chicken; turn to coat. Cover; refrigerate 30 minutes. Drain and discard marinade. Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper.
  2. On a lightly greased grill rack, grill chicken, covered, over medium heat or broil 4 in. from heat 5 minutes. Turn; top with marinara, basil, tomatoes, artichokes, onions and cheese. Cover and cook until chicken is no longer pink and cheese is melted, 5-6 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

1 chicken breast: 273 calories, 8g fat (2g saturated fat), 98mg cholesterol, 606mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 3g fiber), 38g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 5 lean meat, 1 vegetable, 1/2 fat.

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