Grilled Chicken Parma

Grillgrates with finished grilled chicken parma ready to serve. Grillgrates with the pesto marinated chicken breasts having just been added to the grill. Grillgrates with grilled chicken that has recently been topped with pasta sauce, mozzarella, and parmesan. A white bowl full of chicken breast being marinated in a marinade. A white camp plate with grilled chicken parma and a side of sweet potato and beetroot.
Recipe Origin Italy
Rating
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Servings 8
Preparation 15 min 00:15
Cook 20 min 00:20
Ready in 35 min 00:35
Difficulty Seasoned
Cooking Method Grill
Ingredients Cheese Chicken Dairy Meat
Equipment BBQ Closed Grill
Recipe Type Dinner Main Dish
Cooked With Grillgrates
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Grillgrates with finished grilled chicken parma ready to serve. Grillgrates with the pesto marinated chicken breasts having just been added to the grill. Grillgrates with grilled chicken that has recently been topped with pasta sauce, mozzarella, and parmesan. A white bowl full of chicken breast being marinated in a marinade. A white camp plate with grilled chicken parma and a side of sweet potato and beetroot.

Grilled Chicken Parma

This super flavorsome grilled chicken parma embodies Italian flavor with a pesto marinade and then a marinara and mozzarella topping.

The grilled chicken parma (parmigiana) is perfect for a backyard barbecue or simple dinner while camping. Getting the chicken almost completely cooked before adding the heated sauce and mozzarella cheese creates the best results.

The chicken can be served with vegetables or a salad. If outdoors it can also be served in a roll as a sandwich for easy eating and minimal mess.

This recipe was provided by GrillGrates as an example of the wonderful meals that can be cooked using their equipment. 

Ingredients

Chicken

4 cloves garlic, finely diced

1 tablespoon Italian herb blend

4 tablespoons olive oil

1 tablespoon basil pesto

5 chicken breasts

Topping

2 cups marinara sauce (pasta sauce)

10 slices fresh mozzarella

1 cup shredded (grated) Parmesan

Equipment

Recipe Directions

  1. Preheat grill to medium-high heat or about 600 degrees F (315 degrees C) at the GrillGrate surface.

  2. In a large bowl combine the diced garlic, Italian herbs, olive oil, and pesto.

  3. Slice each chicken breast in half to create two even chicken cutlets/steaks. Add these to the pesto seasoning blend and toss through to create an even coating of the seasoning.

  4. Arrange the chicken evenly on the hot GrillGrates avoiding crowding. Close the lid of the grill and allow to cook for 7 to 8 minutes.

  5. Heat the marinara pasta sauce.

  6. Open the grill then turn the chicken breast. Immediately add the heated marinara sauce, then top with the mozzarella slices and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Close the BBQ lid and reduce the heat to medium-low or about 350 degrees F (180 degrees C) at the GrillGrate surface.

    Tip: The cheese combination is one melting cheese (mozzarella) and one flavorful cheese (Parmesan). Knowing this you can substitute to cheese you have on hand or to your personal tastes. Melting cheeses such as Brie or Camembert, and flavorsome cheeses such as white sharp cheddar or smoked Gouda.

  7. The chicken is ready when the internal temperature is at least 165 degrees F (71 degrees C) and the cheeses melted. If overcooked the cheese can melt too much and slide off the chicken, and lost forever.

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Recipe Origin Italy
Rating
No Reviews
Servings 8
Preparation 15 min 00:15
Cook 20 min 00:20
Ready in 35 min 00:35
Difficulty Seasoned
Cooking Method Grill
Ingredients Cheese Chicken Dairy Meat
Equipment BBQ Closed Grill
Recipe Type Dinner Main Dish
Cooked With Grillgrates
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