Grilled Chicken Ratatouille

Featured by Manzoni in the Pinot Noir Wine Club.


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
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.

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