Wouldn’t it be nice if dinner was joyous, inspired by the California coast and Surfin’ USA? Beach Boys Chicken brings good vibrations, and it truly is fun, fun, fun! Grilled chicken, marinated in balsamic vinegar and honey for a delicate balance of sweet and sour, topped with melty mozzarella cheese, creamy avocado, and bright tomato for a taste like the warmth of the sun. Beach Boys Chicken will become a darlin’ in your kitchen, and you don’t have to go to Kokomo to enjoy it!

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Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, plus more, to taste, for oiling the grill grates
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • kosher salt, to taste
  • freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 4 chicken breasts, boneless and skinless
  • 4 slices mozzarella
  • 4 slices avocado
  • 4 slices tomato
  • 2 tablespoons basil, optional, freshly sliced, for garnish
  • balsamic glaze, optional, to taste, for serving

Directions

Step 1 -In a small bowl, whisk together the balsamic vinegar, the garlic powder, the honey, 2 tablespoons of the oil, and the Italian seasoning.

Step 2 -Season the marinade with the salt and the pepper.

Step 3 -Pour the marinade over the chicken and let it marinate for at least 20 minutes.

Step 4 -Preheat the grill to medium-high heat.

Step 5 -Using the extra oil, grease the grill grates.

Step 6 -Grill the chicken until it is charred and cooked through at 165 degrees F, about 8 minutes per side.

Step 7 -Top the chicken evenly with the mozzarella, the avocado, and the tomato, and cover the grill until the cheese is melted, about 2 minutes.

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Step 8 -Garnish the chicken with the basil and drizzle with the balsamic glaze.

Step 9 -Serve.