Serves 4 | Easily Multiplied
4 Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts
1 tablespoon Lemon Pepper seasoning
2 Tomatoes or 1 pint cherry tomatoes, chopped
Handful of Fresh Basil, chopped
1 tablespoon Balsamic Vinegar
1 clove Garlic, minced
1/4 red onion, shaved
Salt & Pepper to taste
In a bowl, combine the tomatoes, basil, balsamic vinegar, garlic, red onion, and salt & pepper. Toss gently to combine, and let sit in the fridge, covered, for at least one hour. The longer you let it sit, the better (amazing lunch the next day), but an hour will do the trick.
When you are ready to eat, set the oven to 400 degrees.
Drizzle olive oil, and sprinkle the lemon pepper seasoning over the tops of the chicken breasts. Place in the preheated oven for 18-20 minutes, depending on the size of the chicken breasts.
Once cooked, let sit for a few minutes, then place on a tray or plate, and top with a generous portion of the tomato mixture. I originally put on a portion that I thought looked appropriate, and went back for more - so don't be shy!
I am back in the game! After a long hiatus due to work being insane, a few big trips, and getting engaged (!!!!) and planning a wedding in 9 months, I have barely had a single moment to dedicate to recipe making, and any spare moment I HAVE had, has gone to scheduled peace and quiet (drinking wine on my couch in my largest sweatpants). It was also a product of the winter... when it is pitch black at 5:15, 6 pm seems way too late to start cooking, taking pictures, and writing everything down. Now that I have light until 9, 6 pm seems like late afternoon and I have nothing but time. So here we go! This recipe was a result of the things I already had in my fridge, which I think is the type of recipe you can't have enough of. Maybe its just me, but tomatoes of any kind and chicken are staples on my grocery list, and with just a few other items, I had a wonderful dinner (and lunch the next day).
The tomato mixture in this recipe is best made ahead of time, so this would be a great meal to make to entertain with. Easy, simple, make ahead, and delicious.
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