Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Grilled Chicken Breasts with Corn and Tomato Salad

I love watching cooking shows & especially love America's Test Kitchen & Cooks Country.  This recipe is from the Cooks Country's website, which I printed off several years ago.  It makes a really good, quick, fresh tasting summer meal with corn, basil & tomatoes.   Please try it!

2 ears of corn, husks & silk removed
2 t. olive oil plus 1/4 additional cup
salt & pepper
2 T. lemon juice
2 cloves garlic, minced
3 T. chopped fresh basil
1 T. Dijon mustard
1 T. honey
4 skinless, boneless chicken breasts, about 1/2" thick
1 ripe beef steak tomato

Wrap corn in microwave-safe plastic wrap (I actually use a microwave bag) & microwave on high , about 3 minutes, turning corn over halfway through cooking.  Remove plastic wrap & brush corn with 2 t. olive oil & season with salt & pepper.

Whisk lemon juice, garlic, basil & remaining 1/4 cup olive oil in small bowl & season with salt & pepper.  Transfer 2 T. of dressing to medium bowl & whisk in the mustard & honey. 

Pat chicken dry, season with salt & pepper & toss in the honey-mustard dressing to coat.

Grill corn & chicken over hot fire.  Grill chicken about 3 minutes per side.  Transfer to platter & cover with foil.  Grill corn until charred, about 5-6 minutes.  Remove from grill, cool slightly & cut kernels from the cob.

Combine corn, tomato & remaining dressing (without honey & mustard) in medium bowl & season with salt & pepper.

Serve corn salad with chicken.

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  1. Hi Kitty, wow you have done it again and made a wonderful dinner. I would love to make this and pinning. Have a nice summer day.

  2. Perfect summer dish, Kitty. I will make this.

  3. That looks scrumptious. I had to pin it!

  4. Sure sounds good Kitty! You don't know how good a real garden fresh beefsteak tomato sounds right about now, G-M-B used to grow them literally as big as a dinner plate:@)

  5. So funny that I made almost the same thing the other night, sight unseen ! The only thing different was that I added crumbled feta cheese to my corn salad ! It was delicious and there was none left and five happy tummies at the table !! It's definitely "a keeper" recipe :)

  6. Sounds yummy, Kitty & we've been grilling a lot this between the RAIN!!! We've had the second wettest June in recorded history here in Ohio.
    I will try your recipe very soon, but you must promise you'll try cooking the corn IN THE HUSK & in the microwave....NO SILKS to deal with afterwards, honest. Watch this youtube video to see how it is done:

    Best tip I ever got!

  7. This looks yummy Kitty, and so summer fresh!

  8. Looks like summer on a plate Kitty. Lovely.


  9. This looks so good, Kitty - a nice alternative to corn on the cob. So bright and colorful, too! Hope you have a lovely weekend! xo Karen

  10. This sounds delicious!! Really, I can just about taste the flavors looking at the recipe. I think I'll try it Saturday night when the grill master is home.

  11. Sounds wonderful for summer Kitty with tomatoes and corn are plentiful at our Farmers Market right now! I had to pop over to YouTube after seeing Rett's comment, I hadn't seen that microwave corn tip :)

  12. Oh yes, that does look delicious! I love Cooks Country and Lydia's Italy, the only two cooking shows that interest me. I've got to try this. Looks like a great possibility for dinner tonight!

  13. Pinning it! This looks great. It reminds me of the corn salsa at California Pizza Kitchen. I want to try to make it, too!

    I will try this next weekend.


  14. Oh Kitty, this looks sooo good. You always make me hungry. Yummy.

  15. I have been wanted to try grilling corn. You make it sound easy enough for me to do without setting anything on fire. I'll let you know how it turns out!

  16. Pinning! We've had some really good corn come our way this summer, and this sounds like a good way to use some of it this week! Thank you!!! Passing it along to my Mom, too. She loves corn and tomatoes together. She'll probably add okra, too, for a twist. That woman loves okra! Ick! I think because she likes Oprah and the names sound alike. Who knows? My Mom gets a case of the weirds every so often! :-) (Now you know where I get it from!)

  17. Hi Kitty, I love fresh basil and this sounds yummy! have some growing in my herb garden. Must give this a try! thanks for sharing with SYC.

  18. We would just love your Grilled Chicken Breasts with Corn and Tomato Salad, this is my kind of summer meal, Kitty! Hope you are have a great week and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Miz Helen


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