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Balsamic Chicken Recipe

Looking for an easy Balsamic Chicken recipe? Learn how to make Balsamic Chicken using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by crazypants23

Makes 6 servings



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Recipe Ingredients for Balsamic Chicken

18 oz white meat chicken, boneless and skinless
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1 green onion
2 medium pear
1 cup low sodium chicken stock
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
2 tablespoons sugar
2 teaspoons cornstarch
1/4 cup dried cranberries

Recipe Directions for Balsamic Chicken

  1. Pat chicken dry with paper towels. One at a time, place the chicken breast between two sheets of plastic wrap. Using a meat mallet, carefully pound the chicken breasts to a uniform thickness of approximately 1/2-inch. Season on both sides with salt and pepper.

  2. In a large frying pan over medium-high heat, add the olive oil. When the oil is hot, add the chicken and saute, turning once, for 3 to 4 minutes on each side, until golden brown. Remove from heat and transfer to a platter, cover, and keep warm.

  3. To the same pan, add the shallot and saute over medium-high heat for 2 minutes or until soft; decrease heat to medium and add the pears. Continue sautéing, stirring occasionally for 3 to 4 minutes, until the pears are soft and golden brown.

  4. To prepare the sauce, combine chicken broth, balsamic vinegar, sugar, and cornstarch in a small bowl. Pour over the pear mixture; add the cherries. Increase heat to high and simmer, stirring frequently for 6 to 8 minutes or until the sauce thickens slightly. Return the chicken and any juices to the pan. Bring the mixture back to a simmer; decrease heat to medium. Cook for 10 minutes or until a meat thermometer registers an internal temperature of 165 degrees F (juices will run clear when cut with the tip of a knife). Taste and adjust the seasoning if necessary. Remove chicken from heat.

  5. Place the chicken on individual serving plates or on a large platter. Using a slotted spoon, mound the fruit over the top. Spoon the sauce over the fruit and around the chicken. Serve immediately.

  6. Makes 6 servings.

Categories

Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 195.2g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
235
Calories from Fat
77
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
8.6g
13%
Saturated Fat
2.0g
10%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
76mg
25%
Sodium
86mg
4%
Potassium
280mg
8%
Total Carbohydrates
13.1g
4%
Dietary Fiber
1.6g
6%
Sugars
8.9g
Protein
25.1g
Vitamin A 2% Vitamin C 5%
Calcium 2% Iron 7%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B-
  Good points
  • Low in sodium
  • High in niacin
  • High in selenium
  •   Bad points
  • High in cholesterol
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