This is an easy
recipe that comes together pretty quickly for those busy week night dinners.
The grilled chicken with balsamic glaze is so refreshing and this is a great
way to incorporate seasonal fruit and vegetables. I know when peaches come in
season, the farmers market and grocery stores are just over loaded with peaches
and I love finding ways to incorporate seasonal items in my recipes.
The assembly is quick and easy. When plating the chicken be sure to top it off with all your ingredients so that each bite you get a bit of chicken, peach, mozzarella, and basil. As a final touch a light drizzle of balsamic and voila, the perfect bite! Serve this family style for everyone to enjoy!
A fresh new spin on your classic caprese salad using grilled chicken topped with fresh juicy peaches and a balsamic reduction.
Author: the communal feast
1lbraw bonelessskinless chicken breasts
1tspof roasted garlic powder or regular garlic powder
6ozfresh mozzarellacut into ½ inch slices
3medium peachespitted and sliced
Balsamic reduction to drizzle on top
Heat the grill to medium low
Prepare and grill the chicken: Cut each chicken breast in half. Place the halves, two at a time, between two pieces of plastic wrap. Using a meat mallet or rolling pin, pound the meat until thin. Repeat until all halves are pounded thin. Drizzle the tablespoon of olive oil over the chicken breasts. Rub the oil over the chicken to evenly coat. Sprinkle the chicken breasts with thyme, roasted garlic, salt and pepper. Place the chicken breasts on the grill. Cook for about 6-7 minutes per side. (chicken on the grill is best when cooked low and slow to ensure it does not dry out)
To make the peaches: Heat a medium skillet with butter and add your sliced peaches. I like to warm my peaches a bit since the dish is meant to be served hot. Cook the peaches just enough to give them their vibrant colour –about 5 mins and set aside
Plate the dish: Place the grilled chicken on a platter. Top the chicken breasts with an even layer of mozzarella slices. Spread the peach slices over the mozzarella. Drizzle the balsamic reduction over the chicken, mozzarella, and peaches. Sprinkle chopped fresh basil over the entire dish and fresh ground pepper.