Chicken Breasts Stuffed with Zucchini, Tomato and Basil

Total Time
1hr 10mins
Prep 40 mins
Cook 30 mins

A grill recipe to use your summer vegetables! This recipe works well with chicken, but another option is to substitute pork loin.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Prepare a fire in a charcoal grill.
  2. Butterfly each chicken breast half by slicing it horizontally from one side to within 1/2 inch of other.
  3. Open like a book and sprinkle to taste with salt and pepper.
  4. For Marinade: In a shallow baking dish, combine ingredients.
  5. Add chicken and turn to coat all sides.
  6. Let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes.
  7. Layer tomato and zucchini slices and basil leaves inside each chicken breast.
  8. Close and secure with toothpicks.
  9. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  10. Cook chicken breasts over a medium fire, turning often and brushing occasionally with olive oil, until juices run clear when pierced by a skewer, 20-30 minutes.


Most Helpful

Bev you have done it again, another 5 star recipe! Perhaps in the instructions the marinade ingredients could be placed at the bottom of the ingredient list so there is no confusion where tthe marinade cuts off. I loved the tomato & zuke in the chicken it adds a subtle flavor. I took the liberty of increasing the garlic to 2 cloves and added 2 chopped jalapeno to the tomato & zuke stuffing. Great recipe. I'm now going to look through your others MMMmmmm good Thanks Bev

Bergy September 09, 2002

Delicious, but these are no substitute for brownies. Course > Desserts > Cookies & Brownies ?

W. Pooh May 11, 2010

Great recipe, easy and delicious! Loved the basil, perfect with the veggies. The marinade on this gave the chicken a wonderful flavor. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

loof January 25, 2010

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