Live Better
 
 

Chicken panzanella with basil vinaigrette recipe

A tasty mix of barbecued chicken, zucchini and capsicum, finished off with tomato and feta.

Chicken panzanella with basil vinaigrette

Serves: 4

Ingredients

Nothing beats using your own fresh produce or materials around the house.
If you’re missing a thing or two, tick the items you need to add to your shopping list.
  • Dressing
  • Who’s doing the shopping?

    Send the shopping list straight to their inbox.

    What to do

  • 1. In a food processor, combine the basil, parsley, lemon juice, vinegar and garlic, and pulse until coarsely chopped. With the machine running, slowly add the oil, processing until emulsified. Transfer to a small non-reactive bowl and season with the salt and pepper.

  • 2. Prepare the barbecue for direct cooking over medium heat, 180–230°C (350–450°F).

  • 3. Brush the cooking grills clean. Lightly brush the zucchinis, red capsicum and bread on both sides with oil and then season with salt and pepper. Barbecue the vegetables and bread 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 4–6 minutes and the bread will take 2–4 minutes. Remove them from the barbecue as they are ready and leave to cool.

  • 4. Coat the chicken breasts on both sides with 3 tablespoons of the dressing. Barbecue, smooth-(skinned-)side down first, over direct medium heat for 8–12 minutes, with the lid closed, until the meat is firm to the touch and opaque all the way to the centre, turning once. Remove the chicken from the barbecue and leave to rest for 3–5 minutes.

  • 5. Cut the vegetables, bread and chicken into 1-cm cubes, and transfer to a large serving bowl. Add the tomatoes and feta, drizzle with the remaining dressing and toss to coat evenly. Serve right away.

  • Image and recipe from Weber’s Greatest Hits by Jamie Purviance, Murdoch Books, RRP $39.99

    Photography: Ray Kachatorian

    Latest Articles

    Food

    Millet and beetroot (tops, stems and roots) pilaf recipe

    A simple dish that uses the whole juicy beetroot.

    Read more
    Food

    The secrets to the ultimate healthy barbecue

    There's nothing like the sizzle of the grill on warm nights.

    Read more
    Food

    Your guide to cooking with herbs and spices

    The secret to making healthy food taste delicious.

    Read more
    Food

    Turkey burgers with jalapeño mayo recipe

    Perfectly juicy burgers with a spicy twist.

    Read more
    Food

    Golden glow super slaw salad recipe

    Juicy chicken tossed with avocado and veggies.

    Read more
    Food

    Mumma’s barley stew recipe

    A warming, nourishing root vegetable stew.

    Read more
    Food

    7 banana breakfast bruschetta recipes

    A new delicious variety for each day of the week.

    Read more
    Food

    The good mood diet

    How food can make us feel brighter and more energised.

    Read more
    youtubeui-checkbox-tickui-checkbox-emptyui-checkbox-crosstwitterui-checkbox-tickWellbeing and mindfulness 1Physical Health 1Positive psychology 101 1Wellbeing and mindfulness 4All about gut health 1Understanding Genetics 4Planning for Pregnancy 2During Pregnancy 3The mind-gut connection 4The mind-gut connection 1New Parents 3Page 1Group 10During Pregnancy 2Page 1Physical Health 2Planning for Pregnancy 1Positive psychology 101 1Positive psychology 101 4Planning for Pregnancy 4Understanding Genetics 1Physical Health 4Planning for Pregnancy 3Nutrition 4New Parents 1New Parents 3 CopyMovement for your mind 4Wellbeing and mindfulness 2Nutrition 2sob-icon__mind-bodysob-icon__man-with-laptopAll about gut health 2Positive psychology 101 3Positive psychology 101 2Physical Health 3Wellbeing and mindfulness 3All about gut health 3genetics-changing-what-your-givenUnderstanding Genetics 2During Pregnancy 1Movement for your mind 2Movement for your mind 1Movement for your mind 3During Pregnancy 4