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Recipe From from Weber's On the Grill™: Chicken & Sides by Jamie Purviance

Grilled Chicken Panzanella with Basil Vinaigrette

  • People

    Serves 4 to 6

  • Prep Time

    40 min.

  • Grilling Time

    12 to 18 min.

Serves 4 to 6
Prep Time
40 min.
Grilling Time
12 to 18 min.

the Ingredients

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  • 12 grams loosely packed fresh basil leaves
  • 6 grams loosely packed fresh Italian parsley leaves and tender stems
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 1 small garlic clove, coarsely chopped
  • Extra-virgin olive oil
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 medium zucchini, preferably a mix of green and yellow, cut lengthwise into 12-millimeter slices
  • 1 red bell peppers, cut into 4 planks
  • 225 grams (½ loaf) country-style white bread, cut crosswise into 2.5-centimeter slices
  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves, each about 170 grams
  • 455 grams tomatoes, cored, cut into 12-millimeter dice
  • 55 grams crumbled feta cheese


  • 01 In the bowl of a food processor pulse the basil, parsley, lemon juice, vinegar, and garlic until coarsely chopped. With the machine running, slowly add ⅓ cup oil. Transfer to a small glass or stainless steel bowl and season with ½ teaspoon salt and ¼ teaspoon pepper.
  • 02 Prepare the grill for direct cooking over medium heat (180° to 230°C).
  • 03 Brush the cooking grates clean. Lightly brush the zucchini, bell pepper, and bread slices on all sides with oil and season evenly with salt and pepper. Grill over direct medium heat, with the lid closed, until the vegetables are slightly charred and the bread has grill marks, turning once. The vegetables will take 4 to 6 minutes and the bread will take 2 to 4 minutes. Remove from the grill and let cool.
  • 04 Brush the chicken on both sides with 3 tablespoons of the dressing. Grill, smooth (skin) side down first, over direct medium heat, with the lid closed, until the meat is firm to the touch and opaque all the way to the center, 8 to 12 minutes, turning once or twice. Remove from the grill and let rest for 3 to 5 minutes.
  • 05 Cut the vegetables, bread, and chicken into 12-millimeter dice. Combine in a large bowl with the tomatoes and feta. Add the dressing and toss to coat. Serve immediately.

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