Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Grilled Chicken with Strawberries and Green Onions

Most of my recipe inspiration comes from magazines, books, or television. Sometimes I will be inspired by a dish that I enjoyed at someone's home or in a restaurant. This particular recipe comes from none of those places. I saw a post on Facebook about a month ago from one of my favorite bloggers Burp and Slurp. She accidentally confused an onion bagel for a blueberry bagel and slathered it with strawberry cream cheese. To some this may sound odd but to me it sounded like the makings of an interesting dinner.

Grilled Chicken with Strawberries and Green Onions
original recipe by Eating Deliciously

1 pint strawberries
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
1 bunch green onions
1 ½ pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

Preheat grill or grill pan over medium-high heat. Wash, hull and slice the strawberries into your desired size and shape. Put into a small bowl and drizzle with balsamic vinegar.

Brush green onions lightly with olive oil and grill until lightly charred and cooked through turning once.  Remove from grill and cut into ¼ to ½ inch-sized pieces. Add to the bowl with the strawberries.

Season the chicken with salt and pepper and grill for 5 to 7 minutes on each side or until cooked through.  The internal temperature in the center of the chicken should be 165°F. Remove the chicken from the grill and let rest 5 minutes.

To serve, place the chicken breast on a plate and top with the strawberry and onion mixture.