Provolone-Smothered Chicken

Make these easy basil, tomato and cheese-topped marinated chicken breasts in your contact grill. Serve as-is or on toasted French bread slices.

  • Prep Time 25 min
  • Total Time 55 min
  • Servings 4

Ingredients

4
boneless skinless chicken breast halves (about 1 1/4 lb)
1/2
cup zesty Italian dressing
1/2
teaspoon garlic pepper blend
2
tablespoons chopped fresh basil leaves
4
thin slices tomato
4
slices (1/2 to 3/4 oz each) provolone cheese

  • 1 Place chicken in shallow dish. Pour dressing over chicken. Cover and refrigerate about 30 minutes.
  • 2 Heat closed medium-size contact grill for 5 minutes. Remove chicken from marinade; reserve marinade. Sprinkle chicken with garlic pepper. Place chicken on grill. Close grill. Grill 4 to 6 minutes, brushing with marinade once, until juice of chicken is no longer pink when centers of thickest pieces are cut. Discard remaining marinade.
  • 3 Sprinkle each chicken breast with basil; top with tomato and cheese. Let stand on grill 3 to 5 minutes or until cheese is melted.

Expert Tips

For a nice change of flavor, you could use mozzarella cheese instead of the provolone and substitute Caesar dressing for the Italian.

Serve the cheese-topped chicken on toasted French bread slices with lettuce and sliced red onion.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
250
(
Calories from Fat
100),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
11g
11%
(Saturated Fat
4g,
4%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
95mg
95%;
Sodium
270mg
270%;
Total Carbohydrate
2g
2%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
1g
1%
),
Protein
35g
35%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
8%;
Vitamin C
2%;
Calcium
15%;
Iron
8%;
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 5 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
0
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.