Thursday, July 10, 2008

grilled chicken ratatouille

I got this recipe out of Eating Well magazine.  I thought it sounded good and kids might like it if you watch Ratatouille afterwards!

3 T - extra virgin olive oil
3 T - chopped fresh basil
1 T - chopped fresh marjoram
1 t - salt
Canola or olive oil cooking spray
1 - red bell pepper, halved lengthwise, stemmed and seeded
1 - small eggplant, cut into 1/2-inch-thick rounds
1 - medium zucchini, halved lengthwise
4 - plum tomatoes, halved lengthwise
1-medium red onion, cut into 1/2-inch-thick rounds
4 - boneless, skinless chicken breasts, trimmed and tenders removed
1/4 t - freshly ground pepper
1 T - red-wine vinegar

1. Preheat grill to medium-high

2. combine oil, basil, marjoram and salt in a small bowl and reserve 1 T of the mixture in another small bowl; set aside.

3. Coat both sides of bell pepper, eggplant, zucchini, tomato and onion pieces with cooking spray.  Grill the vegetables, turning once, until soft, and charred in spots, about 5 minutes per side for the pepper, 4 minutes per side for the eggplant and zucchini and 3 minutes per side for the tomatoes and onion.  As the vegetables finish cooking, place them in a large bowl.  Cover the bowl with plastic wrap.

4. Rub the  tablespoon of reserved herb mixture on both sides of the chicken and sprinkle with pepper.  Grill the chicken until cooked through and no longer pink in the center, 4 to 5 minutes per side.

5. Meanwhile, transfer the grilled vegetables to a cutting board and chop into 1-inch pieces.   Return to the bowl and toss with vinegar and the remaining herb mixture.  Serve the grilled chicken with the ratatouille.

*edited to add the ingredients I missed the first time.


Momstheword said...

Boy, that sounds really good! I love all that stuff, well maybe I don't LOVE eggplant but I like it grilled.

Z said...

Hi, Kay...this does look good, I make something like it and this sounds even better!
If you love food like I do, you might like to check out my article around the 4th....I've got a bunch of recipes and will start sharing them in separate posts individually soon!
Thanks so much for coming to the site! take care! AND EAT WELL!

I share your affection for potato chips..since I have no kids, I DO NOT BUY THEM but pig out when someone has them at a party or something!!

Monday through Sunday said...

I think I will have them watch ratatouille first and then make this! Looks really good!

Monday through Sunday said...

I like your new look!

Julie said...

I know I would like it, but I dont think the others would enjoy it much. Because it's not just meat and potatoes. Or bread. :)

Robin said...

Sounds good! You can make it for me anytime you want - haha