Grilled Basil Balsamic Chicken and Peaches

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Grilled Basil Balsamic Chicken and Peaches

Grilled Basil Balsamic Chicken and Peaches

  • 4Servings

Ingredients

  • Juice and zest of ½ large lemon
  • 2 Tbs. olive oil + a drizzle, divided
  • 2 Tbs. minced fresh basil
  • 2 tsp. Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp. honey 
  • ¾ tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. pepper
  • 4 chicken breasts, pounded to an even thickness
  • 2 large, ripe peaches, halved and pitted
  • Balsamic vinegar to taste, optional

Preparation

1. In shallow dish, combine lemon juice and zest, 2 Tbs. olive oil, basil, Dijon, honey, salt, and pepper and whisk to combine and emulsify.

2. Arrange chicken breasts in single layer in dish, and swirl to coat bottoms of each breast. Flip breasts and swirl again to coat other sides. Cover dish, and refrigerate 2–8 hours.

3. Remove chicken from the fridge and preheat grill to medium. Gently rub cut surfaces of peaches with light drizzle of olive oil. Grill chicken until just cooked through, about 5–6 minutes per side.

4. Add the peaches, cut sides down, and grill 4–6 minutes until tender, lightly caramelized, and hot all the way through. Top each chicken breast with half a peach and drizzle with balsamic vinegar, if using, to taste.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size: 1/4 of recipe
  • Calories: 250
  • Carbohydrate Content: 11 g
  • Cholesterol Content: 85 mg
  • Fat Content: 10 g
  • Fiber Content: 1 g
  • Protein Content: 27 g
  • Saturated Fat Content: 1.5 g
  • Sodium Content: 550 mg
  • Sugar Content: 9 g