Ready in 45 minutes
Grilled chicken taken to "a whole notha level"!
This is a major re-write of this dish that I posted many years ago before I knew what I was doing in the kitchen. I kept the original at the bottom, since I had already posted it under this name on BigOven.
Flatten chicken breasts to an even 3/4 to 1inch thickness. This will help ensure even cooking. Season with a dry rub of the next 4 ingredients.
Prepare your grill to a heat of 350f and place seasoned breasts over direct heat about 7-8 inches from the heating element (grid extender on a Big Green Egg or the second level rack on most other grills). After 5 minutes, flip the breasts.
After another 5 minutes (10 minute mark), flip the breasts again and brush with a mixture of the butter/lemon. Repeat at the 15 minute and 20 minute marks. Remove from heat at 25 minutes total. Tent with foil to keep warm.
Heat a skillet over your grill or stove top. Melt a tablespoon of butter and saute the artichoke hearts for 1-2 minutes. Add the tomatoes, stemmed basil leaf halves, reserved artichoke juice and simmer until starting to reduce, which will take another 3-4 minutes.
Top each chicken piece with some of the tomato, artichoke heart, basil mixture. Garnish with some more basil and shaved peccerino-reggiano cheese if you like.
Sure, you could do this in the kitchen if you wanted to. But why would you want to when you can do it on the grill?
As I originally wrote it years ago:
1 tblspoons butter
6 ounce artichoke hearts
1 can tomato
1 teaspoon garlic
4 ea skinless boneless chicken breasts
black pepper to taste
Drain tomatoes & artichoke hearts, reserving juice.
Melt butter in skillet over medium heat and saute artichoke hearts for 2 minutes. Add tomatoes and garlic and saute 1 minute. Add the reserved tomato and artichoke heart juice. Heat to a boil and simmer 5 minutes.
Rub chicken on both sides with pepper. Add to sauce and cook about 10 minutes per side until 165 internal.
Serve over rice.
IronChefChachi 1m agoGreat flavor! Used fish (firm cod) as a sub for chicken and it held up to the flavors very well. Easy, simple and delicious!
sylviaflorescute86n2v1 2m ago
mddunham102 5m agoThis recipe was delicious. My husband said it was the best dinner he has had in a long time.
cheyinca 6m ago
Mrsswill 8m agoSo delicious, it's dangerous! My husband and I both said "I'm so full, but I can't stop eating this". We used seasoned artichokes in a jar, but everything else was the same. Perfect! This is going straight into my favorites!
Kingar4 1y agoAmazing. Made it twice in one week! Big hit. The only thing I did change is combined the seasoning for the chicken added olive oil and marinated it for an hour or so. And instead of butter I used olive oil. It was delicious.
velvetbernz9g3r4 1y agoI changed it up a bit used fresh garlic & olive oil and let it marinate for about an hour. I also used whole rosemary. I also used chicken broth instead of the artichoke juice. I served over bowtie pasta.
sbonanno96 1y agoReally good flavor and way to make. I added black olives and sun dried tomatoes to the artichoke mixture.
bastonrach 1y agoLovely really good. I dont eat artichoke i used courgette instead. Will make again
mattnole 1y agoI'm not a huge artichoke fan but my wife is and she LOVED this. Thanks for the great recipe.