By Emily Thevis, RD LDN


Are you stuck in a chicken rut?  Preparing the same old chicken recipes can get boring. It’s time to wake up your chicken with this new recipe that includes fresh basil leaves and vine ripe tomatoes. And take it a step further, this recipe is wonderful hot and also can be served cold on a bed of mixed greens.



1 pound 

chicken breast/cutlets

1 tablespoon            extra virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon            balsamic vinegar

¼ teaspoon  

black pepper
¼ teaspoon   salt
¼ cup red onion, chopped
3 cups tomatoes, diced
2 cloves                  garlic, minced
1 tablespoon            basil leaves, chopped


Method of Preparation

1. Whisk together the olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt and pepper.

2. In a large bowl, toss the chopped onions, tomatoes, garlic, basil, and oil and vinegar mixture together. Let mixture marinate for at least 10 minutes.

3. Grill chicken on medium heat until fully cooked.

4. Spoon tomato mixture on top of chicken and serve.


Yield and Servings

Yield: 4 servings
Serving Size: 1 cutlet (3-4 ounces)


Nutritional Analysis

Calories 186, Protein 24 g, Carbohydrates 9 g, Total fat 7 g, Cholesterol 55 mg, Sodium 711 mg, Sugars 5 g, Fiber 2 g