Cheesy Herbed Chicken with Cherry Tomatoes recipe – so versatile, it is great as an appetizer or even a sandwich filling.
Sometimes food needs to be quick – just a bunch of simple ingredients at home, thrown in together, that somehow fit perfectly. The recipe I share today is one such example – I cooked this on a day I just had some chicken breast in the fridge and beautiful cherry tomatoes from the farmer’s market. I literally went about looking through the pantry of how I could use these together and somehow this dish happened. Don’t write it off for its simplicity though, it was surprisingly delicious – a perfect appetiser if I may add.
The sweetness of the cherry tomatoes with chilli flakes and the cheesy goodness of the chicken were a match made in heaven. I wondered why I hadn’t thought of this before. Apart from the marination, the dish itself barely took about 20 minutes to make. So versatile, it is great as an appetizer or even a sandwich filling. The leftovers made for a great working lunch sandwich between slices of sourdough toast. This is something I’m going to repeat the next time I have guests over and if you try it, you’ll know its an instant hit!
- 500 gms Chicken Breast (chop into small cubes)
- 200 gms Cherry tomatoes (split lengthwise)
- 5 cloves Garlic (chopped fine)
- 1 tsp Thyme Dried herbs
- 1 tsp Rosemary Dried herbs
- 1.5 tsps Red chilli flakes
- 1 tsp Pepper
- 1 tbsp Olive Oil
- 1 tbsp Parmesan (grated)
- to taste Salt
Marinate the cubes of chicken breasts with salt, pepper and the dried thyme and rosemary and let it sit for 30mins-1hr.
In a pan heat the olive oil. When hot, add the garlic and let it fry for a bit.
Then add the chicken and stir fry it on medium flame, toss regularly so it doesnu2019t stick. The idea is the cook the chicken quickly on an open flame so it stays dry.
Then add the chilli flakes and check for salt. If all ok, when the chicken is almost done, throw in the cherry tomatoes.
Turn off the flame, and add the parmesan and let it melt.
Serve as a sandwich filling, or just a snack.