Chicken Breasts with Tomatoes, Caramelized Onions, and Feta Cheese

The MRI went well today and I look forward to hearing what is going on with my back and what steps I need to take to heal and be pain free. Since I am not able to cook new recipes right now I decided to re-visit some of my old favorites.  I hope to be back to cooking and photographing new recipes soon!

Originally posted: June 3, 2010:

I love the combination of flavors and textures in this dish… the tomatoes and caramelized onions are sweet while the feta is a bit salty and they taste terrific over chicken. Topping the whole dish off with a bit of balsamic vinegar just completes it perfectly. This healthy and delicious recipe was a big hit with my entire family. This chicken paired nicely with the Roasted Asparagus with Browned Butter, Soy, and Balsamic Sauce.

Heat 1 tbsp olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add onions then saute, stirring often, until golden brown and caramelized – about 15-20 minutes. Season with sea salt, to taste

In large grill pan, heat the other tablespoon of olive oil over medium high heat and season the chicken breasts with sea salt, freshly cracked pepper, and garlic powder, to taste. Make sure pan is nice and hot before adding the chicken. Cook for 5-6 minutes before turning over. Cook for additional 3-4 minutes to desired degree of doneness. Remove from heat to a serving platter. Make sure to let the chicken rest for 3-5 minutes before slicing so it stays nice and juicy. Slice into thin strips at an angle once it has rested.

In the same skillet as the onions, add the grape tomatoes then season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste. Cook for 3-4 minutes until the tomatoes are soft. Add the caramelized onions and minced garlic, stirring frequently for 60 seconds. Pour the tomatoes and onions on top of the sliced chicken, drizzle with balsamic vinegar. Top with feta cheese and fresh basil. Enjoy!

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Chicken Breasts with Tomatoes, Caramelized Onions, and Feta Cheese

Yield: 2-4

Prep Time: 10 min.

Cook Time: 35 min.

Total Time: 45 min.

Ingredients:

1/2 sweet yellow onion, sliced thinly
2 cloves of garlic, minced
2 tbsp olive oil, divided
2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 cup of red grape tomatoes
Sea salt and fresh cracked pepper
Garlic powder, to taste
2 tbsp fresh basil, chopped
2 tsp balsamic vinegar
2-3 tbsp of feta cheese

Directions:

Heat 1 tbsp olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add onions then saute, stirring often, until golden brown and caramelized - about 15-20 minutes. Season with sea salt, to taste

In large grill pan, heat the other tablespoon of olive oil over medium high heat and season the chicken breasts with sea salt, freshly cracked pepper, and garlic powder, to taste. Make sure pan is nice and hot before adding the chicken. Cook for 5-6 minutes before turning over. Cook for additional 3-4 minutes to desired degree of doneness. Remove from heat to a serving platter. Make sure to let the chicken rest for 3-5 minutes before slicing so it stays nice and juicy. Slice into thin strips at an angle once it has rested.

In the same skillet as the onions, add the grape tomatoes then season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste. Cook for 3-4 minutes until the tomatoes are soft. Add the caramelized onions and minced garlic, stirring frequently for 60 seconds. Pour the tomatoes and onions on top of the sliced chicken, drizzle with balsamic vinegar. Top with feta cheese and fresh basil. Enjoy!

Recipe and photos by For the Love of Cooking.net