Sunday, May 5, 2013

Grilled Chicken Topped with Roasted Tomatoes Salsa

I made this meal the other night to mix up our everyday pasta that we normally do. I'm trying to use up all the food we have before we move in three weeks to our new home in Florida (oh, did I not tell you about that?! We bought a house! We are new homeowners. Our first time buying a home was just perfect - it really was an outstanding experience; but you're not here to read about that, you want to know more about this dish I made….maybe I'll write about our home in another post!)

Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 15-20 minutes
Servings: 2

Ingredients for chicken marinade:
2 boneless, skinless, chicken breasts
2 tbsp. olive oil
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. fresh oregano (doesn't have to be fresh, but that's what I did since I had it on hand)
1/2 tsp. rosemary
1/4 tsp. black pepper
1/4 tsp. of thyme
1 garlic clove, minced

Ingredients for Tomato Salsa
1 tomato, chopped
1 tbsp. olive oil
1/2 tsp.  salt
1/4 tsp. black pepper
1/2 medium shallot, diced
1/2 jalapeno, seeded and minced
1 tbsp. oregano

Start by putting all of the ingredients for the chicken marinade in either a bowl or a ziploc bag. Put your chicken in the marinade then place it in the refrigerator for up to 30 minutes.

Whenever you want to start to use your chicken, prepare the salsa by starting with the tomato. After it is chopped, place it on a baking sheet with foil. Then add the olive oil, salt, and pepper. Put it in the oven at 400* for 20 minutes until it just starts to brown.
Prior to cooking in the oven.
Cook the chicken on the grill for 5 minutes on one side, flip over and 5 minutes on that side. Close the lid for about 10 minutes, and then flip again. Make sure you don't overcook it because you don't want dried out chicken!

Place the rest of the ingredients for the salsa in a pan that is coated with cooking spray. Then add the tomatoes that were in the oven to the pan. Turn the heat on medium-high for 1-2 minutes.

Put chicken on plate and top with salsa. Make some pasta on the side or roasted green beans.

Best part about the chicken? It is only 310 calories per serving.

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