Fresh, Simple Ingredients for a Classic Margherita Chicken Dish

Fresh tomatoes, garlic and basil make this simple chicken margherita dish shine! Serve with a spring salad on the side and you have a meal that is delicious and nutritious.

This recipe comes courtesy of Taste of Home. Enjoy!

Margherita Chicken


  • 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


  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 chicken, discarding 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.
  3. Nutrition Facts 1 chicken breast: 273 calories, 8g fat (2g saturated fat), 98mg cholesterol, 606mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 3g fiber), 38g protein.


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