Last Night's Dinner ~ Sautéed Cherry Tomatoes over Grilled Chicken


I know ~ you’re probably thinking grilled chicken is boring and dry.  Well, when grilled correctly, it’s very tender with a nice char, and Bill does this perfectly!


Evidently, I was more interested in eating this than taking pics!


Generally, he dips the chicken breasts in a little lemon juice and sprinkles them with seasonings, salt and pepper, and our favorite spices.  

If a little thick on one end, pound it with a mallet until it has a uniform thickness.  Grill over high heat quickly, searing in all the juices.

While I leave the grilling to him, I’m on to making sautéed cherry tomatoes to top the chicken for added flavor and moistness… 


Ummm, mmm!

The little gems will be slightly charred, tender and savory-sweet.  Sautéing them brings out their natural sweetness and flavor.  They’re a perfect chicken picker-upper!

If you’ve never sautéed cherry tomatoes, give them a try.  It’s well worth it!


Yield: 4 servings

Sautéed Cherry Tomatoes over Grilled Chicken Breasts

Cherry tomatoes, a perfect picker-upper for grilled chicken!

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 6 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 pints cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons fresh thyme leaves, chopped fine
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons seasoned pepper
  • 4 grilled chicken breasts

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add garlic to the oil and cook for 30 seconds.
  2. Add tomatoes, vinegar, thyme, salt and pepper, stir gently.
  3. Reduce heat to low and cook for 2-5 minutes, tossing occasionally until tomatoes begin to loose their firm shape and skins start to wrinkle.
  4. Serve over grilled chicken breasts.
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Happy cooking!





34 comments:

  1. This again proves the delicious food doesn't have to be complicated and expensive. This looks really delicious and moreish, Pam.

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    1. You're right, Angie! It was so good! Thanks for stopping by!

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  2. Pam, Thanks for the idea with the sauteed cherry tomatoes! It's something that we've never tried. My weakness on the grill is chicken. I have no confidence when grilling the bird as my usual method of grilling is to just crank up the heat the heat and let it fly. From the news, it sounds like there is a bit of local flooding around Chicago... Stay dry! Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

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    1. Hi Dave! The sautéed cherry tomatoes are great with chicken, but just as good with fish, etc.
      Yes, lots of flooding by us ~ the Fox River at Fox River Grove and Algonquin too, is expected to crest tomorrow. The flooding is horrible at so many houses and many of people saying they will relocate away from the river. The creek next to our property is higher than we've ever seen it. But it's a beautiful day today, sunny and low 70's! Take care

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  3. Two of my favorite foods: chicken and cherry tomatoes!!!! YUM...... I serve tomatoes and baby cucumbers with almost every meal---just sliced.... SO good.... Speaking of cucumbers, we like eating the "pickling" cucumbers much better than the large ones... They have more of a crisp and to me, taste better when eating sliced....

    Thanks for the recipe... That's one I will try.

    Hugs,
    Betsy

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    1. Hi Betsy! Yes, for both the tomatoes and cucs! My mother served them, esp. tomatoes, every meal also, from breakfast to dinner. And you're right about the crisp pickling cucumbers. I also stuff them and cook them in a pot of tomatoes, which I learned from my MIL, they're delicious! Thanks for the visit and have a wonderful week!

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  4. Beautiful dish Pam, my husband does all the grilling too, love the way you prepared the tomatoes, sounds like heaven on a plate!

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    1. Thanks, Cheri1 Summer is great, grilling season! Take care

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  5. Searing is definitely the key to keeping the chicken moist. And I just love these sauteed cherries, would be great on some fish and pork too!

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    1. You're right, Evelyne! Sautéed tomatoes are delicious on meat!

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  6. Dear Pam, That is team work that you and Bill have. I love grilled chicken and the charred tomatoes goes perfectly. xo Catherine

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    1. Thanks, Catherine! Yes, it makes it easy when we both share the cooking! Take care. Hugs

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  7. Have you ever roasted the cherry tomatoes in the oven----it's stupendous!

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    1. Hi Debra! Yes, I have many times and like them that way also. Thanks!

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  8. Sautéed tomatoes are so delicious, especially when they are served with chicken or fish. My husband never lets me near his grill which is ok with me.

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    1. Hi Gerlinde! I can't get near the grill either which is ok with me too! Sautéed tomatoes are great! Take care

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  9. What a perfect summer dinner...we love grilled chicken and tomatoes at our house and the combination is even better!

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    1. Hi Cali! Glad you like it too! Have a great rest of the week!

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  10. Love this topping for chicken. I planted lots of cherry tomatoes this year and I can't wait to try them this way!

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    1. Thanks, Abbe! Hope you try it and like it! Hope you're having a good day!

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  11. This chicken dish looks so tasty with the cherry tomatoes on it...I love the idea of slightly sweetness of the tomatoes...
    Have a wonderful week ahead Pam :)

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    1. Thanks, Juliana! We thought the chicken was great with those tomatoes! Have a great rest of the week!

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  12. Looks like a great summer meal. I love chicken, tomatoes not so much.
    Mr. Ken is the opposite. Bad experience with not grilled all the way chicken
    so he doesn't do chicken much. :(
    I'm sure it is tasty though.

    M : )

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    1. Hi Melinda! I'm not a big tomato lover either, but I really like them this way, sautéed and served with chicken. Under-cooked chicken would definitely make a bad experience!
      Have a great rest of the week. Take care

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  13. Sounds delicious Pam! Love the tomatoes.

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    1. Thanks, Cakelaw! Glad you like it. Good day!

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  14. Love to saute cherry tomatoes! So good, aren't they? Anyway, the chicken looks superb. Wonderful dinner! Thanks.

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    1. Hi John! Yes, yes, love sautéed tomatoes, great flavor! And a good dinner. :) Take care

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  15. Chicken and sauteed cherry tomatoes sound wonderful. We love tomatoes in our house, but I don't cook enough with them. I will have to try this recipe. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thanks, Dawn! I agree, and don't cook with them a whole lot but good when i do! Take care

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  16. a simple but delicious preparation, especially if you have a grill master on your team! :)

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  17. I've been missing all of your recipes. I'm trying to get back into this blogging thing. I miss my friends...and your recipes!! take care!

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