Grilled Chicken with Pesto & Marinated Tomatoes

 

Looking for a way to dress up simple chicken breasts tonight? Here, the tomatoes and pesto pack a lot of flavor for such a simple preparation. Plus, the tomatoes do double duty: Use them as a colorful topping for hot slices of garlic toast. Or, toss them with cooked pasta along with olives, chickpeas, and roasted red peppers.

What you will need

4 large skinless, boneless chicken breast halves

2/3 cup homemade or store-bought basil pesto

3 Tbs. fresh lemon juice

4 ripe plum tomatoes, cored

3 Tbs. extra-virgin olive oil; more for brushing

1-1/2 tsp. red-wine vinegar

1 clove garlic, minced

1 generous tsp. Dijon mustard

2 Tbs. chopped fresh basil (or a mix of cilantro, basil, and flat-leaf parsley)

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

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