Monday, August 15, 2011

{Tomato Feta Chicken}

   There was a large barn fire in our neighborhood on Thursday so Daren spent alot of his day there. He didn't know when he would get home so I needed a dinner idea that would be quick & easy to put together for when he did get here.
  I had some chicken in the freezer and lots of fresh garden tomatoes, so wanted to use those as main ingredients. Searched awhile for some recipes & found this one that sounded easy & delicious.

Tomato Feta Chicken

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breast*
  • 2 tbsp zesty Italian dressing
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1/8 tsp fresh cracked pepper
  • 2 tomatoes seeded & chopped
  • 6 fresh basil leaves, chopped
  • 1 tsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • pepper & salt to taste
Thaw chicken & brush with dressing; sprinkle with Italian seasoning & pepper. let stand for 10 minutes or so. Heat oven to broil setting. Broil the chicken for 10-12 minutes, turning once, until almost done.**
Meanwhile in a bowl combine, tomatoes, basil, cheese, vinegar, pepper & salt. Remove chicken from oven & arrange tomato mixture over top of each one. Broil for another 2-3 minutes, until cheese has softened. Serve immediately

* I used 8 chicken tenders instead of 4 breast

**could also grill them, I just didn't want to take the time

  Daren called me on his way home, so I got everything started & it didn't take too long to have it all ready for the table. Since hubby isn't a big fan of chicken I was a little worried that he might not like it, but he thought it was really good. [maybe it was because he was so hungry =)]


  Served it with fresh corn-on-the-cob......a perfect meal for dining outside on the deck. Twas a perfect evening also; the sun had just set & it had cooled off a bit. Ahhh, how I just love summer evenings!!

Enjoy your day! =)
♥ Sheila

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