Prep 5 mins
Cook 13 mins
These are elegant and easy to make. Perfect for company or a romantic dinner. Simply sensational!
- 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (1 1/4 lb)
- 2 tablespoons balsamic vinaigrette
- 1 teaspoon italian seasoning
- 1⁄4 teaspoon lemon pepper seasoning
- 1 ounce crumbled feta cheese
- 2 roma plum tomatoes, cut into 8 slices
- Set oven to broil. Brush both sides of chicken breasts with dressing. Sprinkle both sides with Italian seasoning and seasoned pepper. Place on rack in broiler pan.
- Broil with tops 4 inches from heat about 10 minutes, turning once, until juice of chicken is clear when center of thickest part is cut (170°F). Top with tomato and cheese. Broil 2 to 3 minutes longer or until cheese is lightly browned.
I originally found a recipe like this at eatbetteramerica . com. It quickly became a family favorite. I never thought of using balsamic, I only used red wine and lemon (a kind of souvlaki type mixture). But overall this is possibly one of my all time favorite recipes. Don't skip broiling the feta. If you like feta you will LOVE broiled feta. Just leave it in till it browns a bit!
I'm watching my carbs (south beach) and this worked out well for an easy dinner to quickly throw together, for just me. Next time, I will make-ahead and marinate the chicken in the dressing/spices beforehand, bake it and then broil it with the toppings...to boost the flavor and cut down on the dryness. I will make this again, thanks for posting! :)
DH was jumping for joy when he tried this! The feta is a great touch. I left the tomatoes off but it didn't matter. I had to bake instead of broil at the end because it was starting to dry out a little. 5 stars all the way!