Balsamic Chicken with Mozzarella and Burst Cherry Tomatoes
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Serves: Serves 4
  • 4 small chicken breasts (about 1¼ lb.)
  • ¼ cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp. dijon mustad
  • 1 Tbsp.+ 2tsp. olive oil, divided
  • 2 garlic cloves, grated
  • ¼ small onion, grated
  • ¾ tsp. salt, divided
  • ¼ tsp. black pepper
  • 9 oz. cherry tomatoes
  • 4 oz. fresh mozzarella, cut in slices
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Add balsamic vinegar, mustard, 1 tablespoon olive oil, garlic and onion to a large zip lock bag. Add chicken. Massage marinade in to chicken. Marinate in the fridge for at least two hours.
  3. Toss cherry tomatoes with remaining olive oil and ¼ tsp. salt.
  4. Take chicken out of marinade and let excess drip off. Place on baking sheet. Sprinkle evenly with remaining salt and black pepper. Spread tomatoes around chicken.
  5. Bake for 15 minutes. Pull chicken out and top each piece of chicken with mozzarella. Place back in the oven and bake another 5-10 minutes until cheese has melted and chicken is cooked through.
  6. Garnish with chopped parsley.
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