Monday, July 27, 2009

More Tomatoes!

I'm finished with the little heirloom tomatoes for now. No more until I get back to the store. I had so many I needed to use today so I typed in "cherry tomatoes" on epicurious search and got lots of recipes. This one had great reviews so I have it a shot. Ok, so it looks like a mess, but it tasted great. Well, not according to Miss Picky, but the rest of us liked it a lot! The balsamic reduces to a nice sauce, although a pretty strong taste. Not exactly a gorgeous dish that makes you say, ahhhh, more like, ewwwww, but I'll be making this one again!

Sauteed Chicken with Yellow Grape Tomatoes
source: Bon Appétit, June 2001
Printable Recipe

Makes 2 servings; can be doubled (I quadrupled!)

2 tablespoons olive oil
2 skinless boneless chicken breast halves (I used thin-sliced cutlets)
1 cup yellow grape tomatoes or 1 cup halved cherry tomatoes
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil

Heat olive oil in heavy medium skillet over medium-high heat. Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper; add to skillet. Sauté chicken until cooked through, about 5 minutes per side. Transfer chicken to 2 plates. Add tomatoes and garlic to skillet; sauté 1 minute. Add balsamic vinegar and 1 tablespoon basil; sauté 30 seconds. Season sauce to taste with salt and pepper. Spoon sauce over chicken. Sprinkle with remaining 1 tablespoon basil and serve.


  1. I think the recipe sounds great, Carol! I'll save this one for when my yellow cherry tomatoes start to get ripe (if that ever happens!).

  2. Sounds great Carol! I've harvested 6 cherry tomatoes so far :-( The rest are green. I will remember to come back for recipes as soon as they ripen.

  3. Do you have a recipe for ONE cherry tomato..cause that's my harvest! :(
    Pathetic crop!

  4. Carol, we love cherry tomatoes and eat them like candy, but your recipe sounds very interesting and the picture looks fantastic. I have an endless supply of tomatoes ... Costco.

  5. Tasty!!!! I have tomatoes turning red now and lots more to come so I'll have to give this one a try. Sure does sound fresh and summery.

  6. This really does look tasty. I can't wait to try it when I finally get some tomatoes though by the looks of it I'll be waiting a few weeks yet!

  7. Oh Carol, I spent all afternoon at Whole Foods yesterday, and actually had yellow grape tomatoes in my hand. I put them down to bag some other blessed thing and walked away, forgetting my yellow tomatoes. Oh, and shut up.

    Anyway, I can at least use the cherry tomatoes in my backyard, which are quickly ripening, and make this delicious and colorful dish, much to Ms. Picky's chagrin.

    Have a great weekend my friend. And thanks for all the eye candy!


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