Grilled Chicken RatatouilleFeatured by Manzoni in the Pinot Noir Wine Club.
Ratatouille is a stewed vegetable dish, originating in Nice, France. No wonder the Monzoni Family shared this with our Pinot Noir Wine of the Month Club members to pair with their Pinot Noir. Profitez du vin, à votre santé!Yield: 4
Prep Time: 20 Minutes
Cook Time: 20 Minutes
Serving Size: One chicken breast
• 3 Tbs. extra-virgin olive oil
• 3 Tbs. chopped fresh basil
• 1 Tbs. chopped fresh marjoram
• 1 tsp. salt
• Olive oil cooking spray
• 1 red bell pepper, halved lengthwise, stemmed and seeded
• 1 eggplant, cut into 1/2-inch-thick rounds
• 1 zucchini, halved lengthwise
• 4 plum tomatoes, halved lengthwise
• 1 medium red onion, cut into 1/2-inch thick rounds
• 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (about 1 1/4 pounds), trimmed and tenders removed
• 1/4 tsp. freshly ground pepper
• 1 Tbs. red-wine vinegar
Preheat grill to medium-high. Combine oil, basil, marjoram and salt in a small bowl and reserve 1 tablespoon of the mixture in another small bowl; set aside. Coat both sides of bell pepper, eggplant, zucchini, tomato and onion pieces with cooking spray.
Grill the vegetables, turning once, until soft, and charred in spots, about 5 minutes per side for the pepper, 4 minutes per side for the eggplant and zucchini and 3 minutes per side for the tomatoes and onion. As the vegetables finish cooking, place them in a large bowl. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap.
Rub the tablespoon of reserved herb mixture on both sides of chicken and sprinkle with pepper. Grill the chicken until cooked through and no longer pink in the center, 4 to 5 minutes per side. Meanwhile, transfer the grilled vegetables to a cutting board and chop into 1-inch pieces. Return to the bowl and toss with vinegar and the remaining herb mixture. Serve the grilled chicken with the ratatouille.
Recipe provided by Manzoni