Grilled Sun Dried Tomato Chicken

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About a month ago, I posted a recipe/giveaway with Mooney Farms and their Sun Dried Tomato products. They sent me several different flavors and forms of sun dried tomatoes, so now I have a LOT in my pantry. They aren’t exactly something I use daily, so I’ve been looking for various ways to use them in recipes.

I’m really glad I found this sun dried tomato marinade for grilled chicken because it was REALLY good! Sometimes marinades just give a little flavor, or the flavor doesn’t really absorb deep into the chicken. This one, however, provided lots of robust flavor! The tomatoes and basil especially add a lot to the chicken. I’ve also found that marinades that contain oil (which this one does) actually do a better job of sticking to the meat and makes the outside sear better, sealing in all the juiciness.

This is definitely one to try out now that you’re dusting off your grill for spring and summertime!

Grilled Sun Dried Tomato Chicken

Yields: 4 servings

Grilled Sun Dried Tomato Chicken


  • 1/2 cup red wine
  • 1/2 cup sun dried tomatoes packed in oil, drained
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil leaves
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons fresh ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 4 small chicken breasts


  1. Combine the wine, tomatoes, basil, olive oil, garlic, pepper, and salt in a blender and mix until smooth.
  2. Add the mixture with the chicken to a zip lock or storage container. Make sure the chicken is covered in the sauce.
  3. Marinate overnight in the refrigerator.
  4. Grill about 20-30 minutes over medium heat, or until they reach an internal temperature of 160F.

Source: Bethenny

5 thoughts on “Grilled Sun Dried Tomato Chicken

    • lindsayballen April 7, 2014 at 7:13 pm - Reply Author

      Thank you! The pasta salad actually came from a box :-). It’s called Suddenly Salad, and it comes in several different flavors. I love it!

  1. This is so good! Simple and the taste is amazing. My only complaint is that I have the hardest time keeping chicken breasts from getting dry, but the flavors made up for that. I sprinkled feta and extra sun dried tomatoes over it and served it with kale salad. I feel so healthy!

    • lindsayballen September 8, 2014 at 7:32 pm - Reply Author

      Thanks Jackie! It’s nice to find healthy recipes that actually fill you up and don’t leave you hungry! Glad you liked it. Try cooking the chicken at a lower temperature. It’ll take longer, but is less likely to dry out.

    • Jacke, I’ve had the same problem in the past. I’ve found the solution in sous vide cooking. I’ll let you google it, but in a nutshell, you put your chicken or meat or vegetables in a ziplock or vacuum sealed bag and place it in a heated water bath for a certain amount of time. At the end of that time, you simply sear it very quickly in a piping hot cast iron pan or on a blazing hot grill. Never fails!! The juiciest food ever! The sous vide cookers used to be expensive and used only in top restaurants, but now there are very affordable units for the average consumer. The cooking is healthy and the big “new thing”. This recipe would be perfect for sous vide! Good luck!

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