Wednesday, September 25, 2013

What's Cooking? Wednesdays: Balsamic Chicken and Veggies

We're back with another edition of What's Cooking? Wednesdays
This is a link-up where you can share your favorite recipes that you've tried, or just some of the ones that you'd like to try, like what you might find on Pinterest.

I have a good one for you this week that I found from Pinterest. It's really easy, really tasty and really healthy. Did I get you hooked yet? If not, here's a picture to get your mouth watering:
Mouth watering yet?? Mine is!

Note: this requires you to marinate the chicken for at least 30 minutes before cooking it, but you can marinate it overnight as well. Whatever you prefer.

I didn't get a picture of all of the ingredients together like I normally do, but it's a really short, easy list.
What You Need:
-1 lb chicken breasts
-1 bunch asparagus
-1 pint cherry tomatoes, sliced in half
-4 oz mozzarella
-1/4 cup olive oil, 1 tsp olive oil
-1/2 cup balsamic vinegar, 2Tbsp balsamic vinegar
-1/2 tsp garlic powder
-1/4 tsp black pepper

That's it!

What You Do:

*Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F.

1. Mix 1/2 C balsamic vinegar, 1/4 C olive oil, garlic powder and black pepper. Put chicken in a ziploc bag, and pour this mixture over the chicken. Let marinate in the fridge for at least 30 minutes, for as long as over night (I would do overnight if I had read the directions for this before I started making it).

2. After marinating, grill the chicken. I used a grill pan since it was too chilly to use our outside grill.

3. While the chicken is cooking, line a baking sheet with foil. Add the asparagus and drizzle olive oil over it. Sprinkle it with salt (I used sea salt). Add it to the oven (that's already been preheated to 400 degrees F) on the top rack, and cook for about 10 minutes, until you can pierce it with a fork.
  

4. Use a frying pan and add in the 1 tsp olive oil, the 2 Tbsp balsamic vinegar, and the cherry tomatoes. Cook these guys over low-medium heat until they are soft and can be squished with a fork. Mine took about 5-7 minutes.

5. Add the chicken to a plate. Add the asparagus and place the cherry tomatoes on top. Drizzle the remaining balsamic sauce from the tomatoes on top. Add mozzarella.

The tomatoes really soak up the balsamic vinegar and really make this dish super flavorful. We will definitely be making this dish in our house again!

Enjoy!
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5 comments:

  1. Yummy looks good.....

    but hey, I thought you said you only had TWO pieces of chicken ;)

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  2. This looks so yum!! Thanks for sharing

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  3. Yum. And yum to cinnamon roll funny too. I think I'm just plain hungry this morning, lol!:)

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  4. I am all about Balsamic! We made Brussels Sprouts in a Balsamic Reduction the other day!

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