Simple grilled chicken is a classic for a weeknight dinner, but let’s face it… it gets old and boring super quick. One standard fall back is to smother it all in some sugar sweet marinade or sauce to up the yum factor, but since The Todd is passing on sugar these days I had to get a little more creative.
We’ve got a plethora of fresh garden tomatoes around this time of year (and by we, I obviously mean my generous neighbors because I am the worst gardener ever. Ever.) One of my favorite snacks to whip up is a batch of crispy bruschetta with balsamic marinated tomatoes. I make a double batch. The first batch I eat in it’s entirety while preparing dinner, and the second I use to top this grilled chicken for dinner, which I then also eat in it’s entirety. I might have a satiety problem when it comes to these marinated tomatoes.
For a simple and fresh dinner on the table in under 30 minutes, this one really can’t be beat. Tender grilled chicken with balsamic marinated tomatoes and melty smoked mozzarella is served on a bed of whole wheat spaghetti with cracked black pepper and freshly shaved Parmesan for a meal the whole family can get into… Exhibit A below. Hope you enjoy it as much as my Little B Man did!