This was a delicious choice for the summer. I used fresh basil and tomatoes from my garden, and the result was a really simple, refreshing meal. I like to serve it with mashed potatoes. Using a good quality balsamic vinegar is also important – there are many types that are infused with flavors that would be interesting to try.
- 4 boneless chicken breasts
- Olive oil, 2-3 tbs
- 4 cloves of garlic
- 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar, good quality.
- Fresh basil
- 1/2 cup grape tomatoes, sliced in half.
- Mozzarella, fresh and thinly sliced. (you may substitute shredded)
- Salt and pepper to taste
Heat olive oil on medium heat. Salt and pepper the chicken liberally. Cook chicken for six minutes on each side, and then remove from heat.
Saute garlic in the balsamic vinegar for several minutes, until softened. Add the basil and tomatoes and cook it down for 5 minutes, until they begin to soften.
Add the chicken back in the pan, and thinly sliced mozzarella on top. Cook for 6-8 more minutes or until the mozzarella is melted, and serve. Enjoy!