Grilled Chicken Margherita

food of nations


4 boneless skinless chicken breasts, pounded to less than 1 inch thickness
salt and pepper to taste
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
4 slices mozzarella cheese
1/2 cup basil pesto
1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1/2 cup packed basil leaves, very thinly sliced
cracked black pepper