Summer Grilling: Caprese Chicken

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

One of my favorite things about summer is eating lots and lots of fresh caprese when local tomatoes are always at the farmers market. We've had a beautiful stockpile of tomatoes, basil, garlic, and mozz in our fridge lately.  I've been wanting to try it out on chicken, so we made this on the Fourth after spending all day in the sun at the beach. It sounded good ~ and it was! I grilled the heirloom tomatoes right on the grill with the balsamic chicken and put it all ontop of an easy angel hair parm pasta.
{He's reading his Colorado Wilderness mag of course (: }
For the Chicken Marinade:
I used my salad dressing {1 cup olive oil, 1/3 balsamic, good squeeze of honey or raw sugar} and added some sea salt. Marinate the chicken breasts in a sealed freezer bag for atleast a day. 
Grill the chicken directly on the grill with the heirloom tomatoes.
For the Pasta:
Cook al dente, using a good amount of sea salt. Drain but don't rinse. Toss the warm pasta with as much olive oil as you'd like {you already know I use a lot!} and about 1-2 cups of Parm Reggiano cheese. 
Top the pasta with a grilled chicken breast, a slice of mozzarella, basil, and grilled tomato.
You can easily make the plate prettier by adding the top of the grilled tomato and some extra basil + shaving parm over it all.  Mmm so simple and so good. Enjoy!

28 comments:

  1. Looks simple and fresh! Love it!

    Hope you're having a great week :)

    xxx
    Jenna

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  2. That looks delicious!!!

    I'm so glad I found your blog. I really love seeing pictures of your travels AND your recipes. You make cooking look so easy. (which is not for me)

    :)

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  3. Oh god, this looks so good! Makes me crave tomatoes!

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  4. once again - looks delicious and do-able!!! cant wait to try. xox

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  5. Anything with a caprese salad is golden in my book!

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  6. Your food pictures are always so wonderful. You must have fantastic lighting in your place. So jealous!

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  7. This looks delicious!

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  8. you and my mama would get along. we had almost this exact thing on 4th of July! love you, and love the new blog additions!!! muah!!

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  9. This looks absolutely delicious! Just found your blog today, and I absolutely love it, you travel so much! Newest follower because I can not wait to see what else these adventures bring you :)

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  10. You sure have a way with these food posts, girl! Makes me drool every time!

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  11. Ashley10.7.12

    YUM! Looks amazing. Adding it to the weekly menu!

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  12. Oh wow, that looks delicious!

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  13. whhyyy do you do this to me?!! i'm laying in bed and al i want to do is get up and make this delicious looking meal.

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  14. I have been trying new recipes and this sounds great and summery. We are big grillers so this is perfect, especially with all the fresh tomatoes we've been finding on-island.

    I don't eat meat, but I'm going to try your marinade on my tofu. I'm sure it will be de-lish!

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  15. Anonymous11.7.12

    gotta love when MWR offers umbrellas :)
    MISS YOUR FACE!
    ~lanneybear
    ps. You have to watch the based-on-true-events movie "Machine Gun Preacher" -- we really liked it and think you guys would too!

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  16. you guys have some gooooood eats.

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  17. Your pictures are gorgeous!! I can't to see where you and your husband go next!

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  18. Oh Amanda, this dish looks so delicious! I love anything with "caprese" on the title :)

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  19. This sounds divine! Must pin and share!

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  20. This reminds me so much of Italy. Everything about this looks delicious!

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  21. YUM! That looks absolutely amazing!! Your pictures are just stunning!

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