Grilled Basil-Tomato-Goat Cheese Chicken

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 15 mins

Our herb boxes runneth over with basil... there's always chicken on hand... what else to do on a summer night than this amazingly gourmet-tasting but INCREDIBLY simple recipe? I originally got this recipe from some high-end cooking magazine but have tailored it - and guests love it! (not to mention my husband...)


  1. trim chicken breasts and slice a slit into the breast as though cutting into two thin layers.
  2. within each breast, layer the tomatoes, fresh basil, and goat cheese. hold together with toothpicks or kabob sticks cut in half.
  3. grill as you would normally grill chicken breast on the barbeque.
  4. devour!
  5. (also tasty with a touch of dijon mustard).
Most Helpful

I did diverse a little as I used thick sliced sourdough and made in under the grill/broiler, I toasted one side and then put the herb/oil mix on the other (will use this mix in future to make herb/garlic bread, I used oregano and the basil and garlic) and toasted that side and then put on the goat chese and tomato slices and a little black pepper (don't care much for olives), thank you lazyme for a great lunch, made for Went To Market tag game.

I'mPat May 21, 2012

This was so simple, yet impressive. My guests and I truly enjoyed it. I really like that you can make it ahead, and just pop it on the grill. Due to the weather, I made it on my George Foreman, but I can't wait to make it on the charcoal grill. The only small change I made was seasoning the breasts on both sides with salt an pepper. Delicious!

Katanashrp December 27, 2009

A simple, easy, tasty recipe. Followed the directions and ingredients as posted. Thanks!

Dr. Jenny July 28, 2009