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Sheet Pan Balsamic Basil Chicken with Burst Tomatoes l SimplyScratch.com

Sheet Pan Balsamic Basil Chicken with Burst Tomatoes

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This Sheet Pan Balsamic Basil Chicken with Burst Tomatoes recipe will change your life. A few ingredients, a simple marinade and one sheet pan is all you need. Serve with pasta or zoodles and prepare to fall in love. Serves 4 in under an hour.
Course Mains & Entrees
Cuisine American
Keyword balsamic, basil, chicken, dinner, easy, healthy, sheet pan, Tomato
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Servings 4 servings
Calories 325
Author Laurie McNamara

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons low-sodium tamari or low-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil plus more for tomatoes
  • 1 medium medium shallot grated
  • 1 clove garlic grated
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried basil
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves 1½to 1-¾ pounds total
  • kosher salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes I did a mix of cherry and sungold
  • 1 cup freshly shredded mozzarella cheese
  • fresh basil leaves for garnish
  • red pepper flakes for garnish
  • freshly grated parmesan cheese for garnish

Instructions

  • In a medium bowl whisk together the vinegar, tamari, honey, mustard, 1 tablespoon olive oil, shallot, garlic and basil. Add in the chicken breast halves and toss to coat. Cover and marinate for 30 minutes to 1 hour. Refrigerate if marinating longer than 30 minutes.
  • Preheat your oven to 425°.
  • Toss the tomatoes in a little olive oil and kosher salt.
  • Use tongs to remove the chicken from the marinade, allowing any excess marinade to drip back into the bowl. Place the chicken in the middle of a metal, rimmed baking sheet and season with kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper. Scatter the tomatoes around the chicken.
  • Slide the sheet pan onto the middle rack of your preheated oven and bake for 15 minutes. Remove and top each chicken breast with 1/4 cup of mozzarella. Slide the pan back into the oven to continue baking for 5 to 8 more minutes. Turn on the broiler to brown the top of cheese -optional. This happens quickly, so watch carefully.
  • Serve the chicken and burst tomatoes on top of pasta, rice or zoodles. Garnish with fresh basil, red pepper flakes and a little parmesan cheese. Lastly, spoon the pan liquids over top.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 325kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 33g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 94mg | Sodium: 870mg | Potassium: 770mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 805IU | Vitamin C: 29mg | Calcium: 174mg | Iron: 2mg