Grilled Chicken Margherita – Olive Garden Copycat Recipe

Craving a dish of Olive Garden’s Grilled Chicken Margherita? This copycat Olive Garden recipe is easy, delicious, and made at home!

Grilling is one of our favorite things to do in the summer. We love being outside so heating up the grill during dinnertime is something we do frequently. From steaks to skewers, we enjoy it all!

During the fall or winter months, we make this inside on the stovetop and it’s still delicious!

Olive Garden Copycat Grilled Chicken Margherita

Grilled Chicken Margherita - Olive Garden Copycat Recipe

Add the leftovers to your bento box lunches and you have a flavorful lunch ready to go!

Olive Garden Grilled Chicken Margherita

Chicken can be cooked on the grill or stove!

Prep: 10 Minutes
Cook: 20 Minutes ( or until internal temp is 165 F)
Serves: 6 to 8

Instructions

  • 4 large chicken breasts (sliced in half lengthwise)
  • 8 slices mozzarella cheese
  • 1 jar green basil pesto
  • 1 package grape or cherry tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 3 tablespoons butter
Grilled Chicken Margherita

Chicken Margherita Recipe

Slice the chicken breasts lengthwise in half. This will allow the chicken to cook easier when you have larger breasts.

In a glass measuring cup, add the butter, lemon juice, and garlic. Heat the mixture in the microwave for about a minute and stir until the butter is melted.

Place the chicken on a heated grill or skillet on the stove. Brush with the lemon mixture. Cook until the chicken reaches 165 degrees F.

Add the cheese and pesto to the top. Remove from the grill or pan and serve with sliced cherries or grape tomatoes.

Olive Garden Grilled Chicken Margherita

Sides to serve:

Grilled Chicken Margherita

Grilled Chicken Margherita – Olive Garden Copycat Recipe

Craving a dish of Olive Garden’s Grilled Chicken Margherita? This copycat Olive Garden recipe is easy, delicious, and made at home!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Italian
Servings 6 people

Ingredients
  

  • 4 large chicken breast (sliced in half lengthwise)
  • 1/2 c lemon juice
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 2 tbsp minced garlic
  • 8 slices mozzarella cheese
  • 1 jar green basil pesto
  • 1 package grape or cherry tomatoes

Instructions
 

  • Slice chicken lengthwise in half. This allows the chicken to cook easier when you have larger breasts.
  • In a glass measuring cup, add in the butter, lemon juice, and garlic. Heat in the microwave about 1 minute and stir until the butter is melted.
  • Place the chicken on a heated grill. Brush the chicken with the lemon mixture. Cook until chicken reached 165 degree F.
  • Add the cheese and pesto to the top. Remove from grill and serve with sliced cherry or grape tomatoes.
Keyword main dish

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