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Marinated Chicken with Roasted Tomato Topping and Mozzarella Cheese

May 7, 2009


I asked for dinner suggestions on Twitter the other day, and got several great ideas.  This is one of the recipes I printed out.  (I can’t remember who suggested this one – if it was you, let me know, and I’ll give you credit.)  We tried it the other day and it was delicious!


3 tablespoons lemon juice
3 tablespoons white balsamic vinegar
1 teaspoon dried oregano leaves
1 teaspoon paprika
6 (4-ounce) boneless, skinless chicken breasts
3/4 cup chopped onion
1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
3 tablespoons chopped green chilies, drained
1 cup grape or cherry tomato halves
1 cup fresh baby spinach leaves
salt and pepper to taste
1/3 cup shredded mozzarella cheese


  1. In resealable plastic bag, combine lemon juice, vinegar, oregano, and paprika.  Add chicken, coat well.  Refrigerate 1 hour or until ready to cook.
  2. Preheat broiler.  Line baking pan with foil.  Place chicken breasts on pan, discard extra marinade.  Broil chicken 7 to 9 minutes on each side.
  3. In nonstick skillet coated with nonstick cooking spray, saute onion and garlic until tender, about 5 minutes.  Add green chilies, tomatoes, saute a few minutes longer.  Add spinach, cooking only until leaves are wilted.  Season to taste.
  4. Divide mixture on top of each chicken breast, sprinkle with mozzarella cheese.  Return to broiler, broil only until cheese is melted.  Watch carefully.

6 servings

27 Comments leave one →
  1. May 7, 2009 7:38 am

    Mmmmmm. That does look tasty!

  2. May 7, 2009 8:06 am

    Yummy!! It looks pretty too. I like to eat food that attracts the eye.

  3. ann marie permalink
    May 7, 2009 8:22 am

    I know what we are going to have for dinner tonight, thanks for recipe. 🙂

  4. May 7, 2009 8:44 am

    I just love your recipes. I need to get you to come over and cook for me while you are in town!

  5. May 7, 2009 8:58 am

    Oh my gosh, we had that for dinner last night! Someone posted it for last week’s midweek morsels and I finally got around to trying it. It was really yummy! 🙂

  6. May 7, 2009 9:00 am

    Or actually, I think it was someone’s review of a cookbook where I saw it…

  7. May 7, 2009 9:15 am

    Very attractive looking dish. This recipe has a nice mix of ingredients. I think I have everything except the fresh spinach. Mmm – good suggestion.

  8. May 7, 2009 9:33 am

    Oooh, that looks ridiculously delicious. I’m almost tempted to skip the library tonight and come home and make that instead.

  9. May 7, 2009 10:27 am

    That sounds really good and really simple. Perfect for a workday.

  10. May 7, 2009 10:48 am

    That looks delicious!

  11. May 7, 2009 11:34 am

    YUM! Flagging this post…

  12. May 7, 2009 11:43 am

    oh my.. yummy.. now how am I supposed to exist on yoplait light and a WW smart one Entree today? Thanks for sharing.

  13. May 7, 2009 11:57 am

    Looks delicious. Can you post it to me? LOL. I will go off and eat my Domino’s pizza now.

  14. Carol permalink
    May 7, 2009 12:14 pm

    Looks delicious! Way better than the mix from a box we had for dinner.

  15. May 7, 2009 12:32 pm

    This really sounds delicious!

  16. May 7, 2009 1:23 pm

    Can I just say yummmmmmm? I think my picky husband would even eat it, well.. most of it!

  17. May 7, 2009 1:26 pm

    MMMM sounds delicious!

  18. May 7, 2009 1:46 pm

    Sounds wonderful! I love when you share recipes.
    I’m going to try this one. How fun that you got recipe ideas on Twitter! I just joined and am trying to figure things out there.

  19. May 7, 2009 3:43 pm

    Sounds and looks delicious!

  20. May 7, 2009 6:25 pm

    That looks yummy. Chicken can get boring after awhile so it’s nice to see something different.

  21. May 7, 2009 7:36 pm

    This sounds really good except I am concerned about the chilies- are green chilies hot?

  22. May 7, 2009 8:41 pm

    Look at you! Great book suggestions and now recipes. This does look yummy.

  23. May 7, 2009 8:55 pm

    That looks delicious!


  24. thekoolaidmom permalink
    May 7, 2009 9:38 pm

    MMMmmm…. *drool* That looks a LOT better than my McDonald’s. Now I’m hungry… again.

  25. May 7, 2009 9:43 pm

    Is this what you served the friends who came for dinner? The presentation looks so inviting!

  26. May 9, 2009 3:08 pm

    Yummy. Looks and sounds great!

  27. May 14, 2009 12:04 am

    That seriously sounds like something that I’m going to have to try out.

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