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Strawberry Balsamic Chicken

Arlene Mobley - Flour On My Face
Strawberry Balsamic Chicken is a simple recipe that can be served on a weeknight or a special occasion. Golden browned boneless chicken is glazed with balsamic vinegar and brown sugar then broiled.
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Main Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings
Calories 292 kcal

Ingredients  

  • 4 medium boneless skinless chicken breast halves trimmed
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 cup balsamic vinegar
  • ¼ cup dark brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard I used my homemade Dijon mustard recipe
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • ¼ cup cool water
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1 whole poblano pepper diced (for just a hint of spicy pepper flavor. You could use a jalapeno pepper to add a bit of heat if you like spicy flavors)
  • 1 ½ cups strawberries cut in half or quarters
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Instructions 

  • Preheat the oven to 375 Fahrenheit
  • Trim the chicken breast, salt and pepper both sides.
  • Heat olive oil in a skillet and brown both sides of the chicken.
  • Place browned chicken breasts on a baking sheet.
  • In a medium sauce pan mix the balsamic vinegar, brown sugar, Dijon mustard, salt and pepper. Heat on medium high.
  • Mix the water and cornstarch together in a small bowl and set aside.
  • Bring the balsamic vinegar mixture to a boil. Add the cornstarch and water mixture to the sauce pan and return to a boil. Boil until slightly thickened, about 5 minutes and remove from the heat.
  • Add the strawberries and the diced Poblano pepper to the sauce pan and mix.
  • Pour the balsamic sauce mixture over the chicken being sure to cover the chicken completely.
  • Place the baking sheet in the oven and bake for 15 minutes on 375 Fahrenheit. After 15 minutes turn the oven temperature to 400 and switch the oven to broil. Broil for about 5 to 7 minutes until the top of the chicken and any strawberries are slightly roasted.
  • Serve the Strawberry Balsamic Chicken over a bed of cooked Quinoa. or white rice.

Notes

Nutrition

Serving: 1Chicken Breast | Calories: 292kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 72mg | Sodium: 484mg | Potassium: 598mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 26g | Vitamin A: 45IU | Vitamin C: 33mg | Calcium: 46mg | Iron: 1mg
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