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Strawberry Balsamic Grilled Chicken on a platter
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5 from 3 votes

Strawberry Balsamic Grilled Chicken

This Strawberry Balsamic Grilled Chicken is a fresh and simple summer dinner with sweet and tangy flavors you'll love.

Ingredients

Chicken and Marinade:

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 6 boneless skinless chicken breast cutlets, about 5 – 5.5 oz each (32 ounces total)

Topping:

  • 12 ounces strawberries, diced
  • 2 teaspoons packed brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 - 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil

Instructions

  • To make the marinade, combine the olive oil, balsamic vinegar, garlic, Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper in a dish and stir until combined. Place the chicken breasts in a zip-top gallon bag and pour the marinade over the top. Seal the bag, removing any excess air, and toss/massage the contents until the chicken breasts are coated in marinade. Place the bag in the fridge and allow the chicken to marinate for at least one hour/up to 12 hours.
  • Just before you’re ready to grill the chicken, make the topping by combining the diced strawberries, brown sugar, balsamic vinegar, black pepper, and basil and stirring together. Allow to sit for 10-15 minutes.
  • Heat your grill to medium. Remove the breasts from the marinade and allow any excess to drip off into the bag. Discard the leftover marinade. Place the breasts on the grill and cook, flipping halfway through, until the breasts reach an internal temperature of 165˚F. Remove from heat.
  • Top each chicken breast with ¼ cup of the strawberry topping before serving.

Notes

MYWW SMARTPOINTS PER (1 chicken breast + ¼ cup topping) SERVING: (SP calculated using the recipe builder on weightwatchers.com)
Green: 3 SmartPoints/ Blue: 1 SmartPoints/ Purple: 1 SmartPoints
Weight Watchers Points Plus:
5 per (1 chicken breast + ¼ cup topping) serving (PP calculated using a Weight Watchers PointsPlus calculator and the nutrition info below)
Nutrition Information per (1 chicken breast + ¼ cup topping) serving:
224 calories, 7 g carbs, 4 g sugars, 6 g fat, 1 g saturated fat, 34 g protein, 1 g fiber (from myfitnesspal.com)
*Just a note about the nutrition information and Weight Watchers points for this recipe: If you plug the full amounts of the marinade ingredients listed into a nutrition calculator you will get different nutrition info than I have listed. Since so much of the marinade gets thrown out, I weighed the marinade before adding the chicken and then again after removing the chicken. That way I was able to calculate the nutritional values based more closely on the amount of marinade that actually gets consumed. I had about 4 ounces of marinade before the chicken went in and 3 ounces left once the chicken came out, so I used ¼ of the amounts listed in the ingredients to do my calculations. The nutrition information and WW points above should be a pretty accurate reflection of what actually makes it onto your plate!
Adapted from Eating Well and Striped Spatula