Sunday, August 10, 2008

Grilled chicken and tomato herb panzanella

I love Stubbs marinade, it just makes chicken, beef and pork so moist and flavorful, unlike any marinade that I have ever used.. I want to try their hot wing sauce next :D

Dinner tonight was grilled chicken that was marinated in Stubbs and tomato herb panzanella, that to be totally honest with you, I wasn't really sure that the kid was going to like it.. but I went ahead and did it anyway because that loaf of Italian bread wasn't going to stay fresh forever.. even though I bought it Friday it was bound to be a brick by tomorrow.. so I set about making the best of it...

I took about 10 cherry tomatoes off the plant outside that were just ready to be picked this morning and tossed them in a bowl with about a half a teaspoon sea salt, 3 cloves fresh chopped garlic and 10 basil leaves covered it with some foil and let it be.

While the chicken was on the grill I cut the remainder of the Italian bread from Friday's dinner into cubes, diced 1 English cucumber, chopped up a bunch of basil leaves, a few oregano leaves and a half a sprig of rosemary from my garden and threw that into the bowl where the tomatoes were waiting.. added about 2/3 cup olive oil and a little more than a half a cup white balsamic vinegar, tossed it up and let it sit in the fridge until the chicken was done.

In the interim I ran outside to get a few more basil leaves and caught the kid with his fork in the panzanella with the fridge wide open.. I don't know what made me think he wasn't going to like it.. he eats everything.. (I'm so lucky)

So.. without further delay, Dinner is served...