Balsamic and Herb Grilled Chicken Breasts with Roasted Red Pepper and Basil Salsa!!

Even though Labor Day is long gone, there’s still plenty of time left for grilling!
The flavors in this dish go so well together, I hope you’ll give it a try before grilling season is over.
Marinating the chicken is the key here, so you’ll want to do it for at least 2 hours.

In a Ziploc bag place 4 chicken breasts, 2 crushed garlic cloves, herbs of your choice, I used rosemary, oregano, and thyme, you can use fresh or dry. 1 tbl. of Dijon mustard, 3 tbl. of olive oil, 1/4 cup of balsamic vinegar, plus some salt and fresh ground pepper.

When done marinating, place on your grill to cook.

While your chicken is marinating grill your red peppers. Peel, seed, then cut them into a dice.
Place in a bowl along with some crushed garlic, lots of fresh basil, red wine vinegar, olive oil, salt and black pepper. Let everything sit together at room temperature.

When your chicken breasts are done grilling, you’ll want to spoon this roasted red pepper salsa on top. You won’t believe how good these flavors taste together! So please, fire up your grill and give this a try!

Buon Appetito Everyone!

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  1. I’ve been gone for a few days, and I’ve just spent some time reading your posts that I’ve missed! WOW! Where to begin?! This balsamic and herb grilled chicken with roasted red pepper and basil salsa looks terrific! So do those potatoes! I think I would have a hard time not eating that salsa by the spoonful!

    Your cannoli filled cream puffs are outta sight! Your presentation with the choc and pistachios is absolutely beautiful! I love how you added rum and orange rind, too. I’ve only used a pastry bags a couple of times myself, so I’m no help there!

    My sister used to live in Highland Park for years(she now lives in Vernon Hills), and she’s told me about Ravinia! Your picnic looks like something from the finest of caterers! I don’t think I would have strayed too far from that spread throughout the night!

    Lovely, lovely post!

  2. I think I’m going to try this for dinner tonight. I just roasted a bunch of pepers yesterday so they’re all ready. I just need to get my chicken marinated. Thanks for the idea.

  3. I always love your quick , healthy, and flavorful recipes . You have a way with the grill and eveything comes out perfect.

  4. This is definitely worthy of giving a try. I love this combo of flavors. So pretty too!

  5. Looks fab Marie, really simple and tasty. I only wish we could put out the bbq, we have had the worst summer ever!!! Not one day to bbq in July or aug:(

  6. The grilled chicken and roasted red peppers look terrific. I can’t wait to try this. Love the pototoes too!

  7. Pretty pretty pretty Marie. What lovely flavours & what stunning pictures too!! Love the salsa too…it’s singing to me!!

  8. Often when I blog hop, the food looks gorgeous but so unattainable. It’s nice when to come across something as yummy as this, using ingredients I already have in my pantry. Thank you.

  9. Now this is my kind of weeknight recipe. Low fat, simple and delish.
    And after my weekend of eating and drinking, I can certainly use all of the above.
    When can I come over for dinner?
    I will bring the vino! (Barolo for sure!).

  10. Thanks for your visit today Marie, and your kind words…

    This looks wonderful and so tasty…My sis “In a Garden” and I are loving your blog together now!!! We love to cook too and you do speak our food language!!

    Be Blessed!!!!

  11. Marie, These are probably our most favourite ingredients, I have the chicken out of the freezer for tomorrow’s dinner already. Kathy.

  12. This is exactly my type of meal too. I love roast peppers, but am going to try your version.

  13. This sounds yummy- I adore balsamic vinegar-roasted peppers and garlic! Thanks so much.

  14. Marie, you have just given me an idea to roast peppers for dinner tonight. I agree with the grilling sentiment though…as far as I’m concerned, while there is sun, let there be grillin’ time!

  15. Beautiful colours. Looks like a delicious meal.

  16. looks like christmas around here! (green and red) haha

  17. Wow, that is overly tempting! Just loving the flavor combinations 😉

  18. Wow that looks so good- I love the colours if the roasted red peppers salsa! salsahhh!

  19. Your roasted red pepper salsa for the chicken looks divine, Marie. Simple and good — and such pretty photos. Nice job!

  20. Wow, this looks fantastic! Lucky us, we get to grill all year round in Florida…I actually almost prefer grilling in the winter b/c it’s not as hot out!

    I love the idea of this salsa! This dish looks so healthy and delicious!

  21. What is not to love about this post….everything…the color, the texture and the light is just perfect. Have you invested in some lights..maybe it is just my imagination, but your photos are just bursting with color

  22. This looks wonderful Marie!!
    Thank you for your kind thoughts towards my mom.. She is hanging in there! 🙂

  23. This looks like absolute perfection, and since I just received fabulous basil and red peppers in my farm share, it seems like a perfect match. You’re so creative!

  24. That chicken looks mouthwatering.
    Even though summer is winding down, we have been known to throw something on the grill in the dead of winter, sometimes we just crave some grilled meat. Have to bring the snowshovel out to clear the patio!

  25. Your chicken looks and sounds delish! Love the roasted red pepper salsa 🙂

  26. This looks amazing!

  27. I do need to fire up my grill a few more times. L’il Burnt Toast loves to burn peppers and I love to make all things chicken so this is a match made just for us:D

  28. Wow! You don’t have to tell me twice. I’m making this recipe! We pretty much grill year around here in Oklahoma. Except for the extreme hot and cold months, but I’ve been known to fire up the grill on New Years Day. Thanks for giving me a new twist on Chicken. Love the roasted red pepper salsa idea! I have a feeling this might be another staple in my kitchen.

  29. Just my kind of meal. Love everything about it! Have a great day!

  30. reading the title alone made me hungry… looking at the gorgeous pictures made me famished!!! thanks for sharing… 🙂

  31. Stop by my Blog!! Thank you.

  32. That is one tasty looking meal. I really like the sound of a roasted red pepper and basil salsa.

  33. What tasty looking recipes (this one and others). So glad to find a fellow chicago food blogger.

    And may I say I LOVE your logo design. Green with envy 🙂

  34. I love balsamic vinegar as a marinade for chicken, Marie, and there is noting as good as grilled and charred red peppers mixed with some chopped garlic and olive oil, so I know everyone who hasn’t tried this before will love this dish! I’m glad we will have at least another month of good grilling weather….got to enjoy it while we can!
    Hugs, Pat

  35. Your blog is so great! This meal looks as beautiful as I’m sure it tastes.

    I got a blog award yesterday and want to pass it on to you (not sure how this whole thing works, but I think you just go to my blog and save the picture of the award).

  36. Marie-

    Another dish that I will need to add to my book… you have put together some unbelievable flavors… where on earth would I be without you sending me all this virtual food??
    I have something in the works… promise to have it out soon so stop by when you can…

    Johnny T

  37. Perfect! I grill year round. There is nothing like the smell and taste of roasted red peppers…… mmmmmm!

  38. I’m all for grilling, not only for the food, but it is just so great to cook outdoors. I just posted something advocating grilling too, Marie.

  39. I can only imagine how delicious the roasted red pepper and basil salsa would be on the chicken. I’m definitely not through grilling so I’ll try this for sure. I love recipes like this, clean and healthy, pretty and delicious.

  40. Marie, grilling season never ends…AMEN!

    The roasted red peppers sound like a wonderful way to pump up the flavour in the chicken.

  41. Marie… I made your chicken OMG! It’s delish!! Come on over to check it out 😉

  42. Hi Marie…made these again for dinner tonight, with the salsa too…YUM!!! Thanks for the great recipe! xoxoxo