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top view grilled chicken topped with melted cheese, sliced cherry tomatoes, and basil, all in a grill pan

Grilled Chicken Margherita

Skip the restaurant and make Grilled Chicken Margherita at home! Just like a pizza, this low-carb version of a Margherita is covered in mozzarella cheese, fresh tomatoes, and basil. Perfect for grilling season, or make it indoors year-round!
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Diet Diabetic
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
marinate 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 241kcal
Author Rena


  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts pounded to a 1 inch even thickness
  • 2-3 garlic cloves minced
  • Kosher salt and ground pepper to taste
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 lb cherry tomatoes halved
  • 4 slices provolone or mozzarella cheese
  • ½ cup packed basil leaves thinly sliced


  • Place the chicken in a ziplock bag together with the minced garlic, salt, pepper, Italian seasoning, and oil. Mix thoroughly through the bag to coat the chicken breasts. Allow marinating for 30 minutes over the counter.
  • Heat a large grill pan over medium-high heat. Alternatively, you can heat up an outdoor grill.
  • In the same pan, quickly sauté the garlic for 30 seconds. Stir in the tomatoes with juices and season to taste.
  • Grill the chicken breasts until the chicken is cooked through and the internal temperature reaches 165F, around 5-7 minutes per side.
  • Top each chicken breast with a slice of mozzarella and remove from heat as it just begins to melt.
  • Top with cherry tomatoes and fresh basil. Slice and enjoy!


  • Pound the chicken breasts as evenly as possible to ensure that they cook evenly.
  • Alternatively, you can slice the chicken breasts in half if you don't have a meat pounder handy.
  • Use a meat thermometer to make sure the chicken is cooked properly. The internal temperature should read 165°F.
  • Add a little pesto on top of the Grilled Chicken Margherita at the end for an extra boost of basil flavor. My homemade pesto recipe is delicious!
  • Store any leftovers in an airtight container for up to 4 days.
  • Reheat in the microwave or oven until piping hot. Remove fresh tomatoes before heating and add them back when the food is ready.


Calories: 241kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 85mg | Sodium: 349mg | Potassium: 589mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 645IU | Vitamin C: 15mg | Calcium: 172mg | Iron: 1mg