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Balsamic Chicken and Veggies

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The selling point of this chicken is the balsamic sauce—it’s savory and sweet and delicious! You will love the way it flavors the chicken and veggies, but you will also love dipping some crusty bread in the drizzle left over on your plate. This recipe is an adaptation from Better Homes and Gardens at bhg.com. I tweaked a few things in order to make it fit the needs of my family.

Balsamic Chicken and Veggies

2 Pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts tenders
2 Tablespoons olive oil

Dressing:
1/3 Cup Italian bottled dressing
1/4 Cup Balsamic Vinegar
2 Tablespoons honey

Veggies:
4 Carrots, julienned
2-3 small zucchini, sliced in rounds (you could also do green beans or asparagus here)
4 Vine-ripe tomatoes, sliced in sections (sliced bell peppers are also good)

 

Directions:

Combine all dressing ingredients in a jar with a lid. Shake until well mixed. Set aside.

Heat olive oil in a large stove-top skillet on medium high heat. Place chicken tenders in the oil and cook chicken for 5-6 minutes or until no longer pink, turning once. Pour half the dressing over the tenders. Turn to coat with dressing. Remove from skillet, cover and keep warm.

Add carrots to skillet. Cook for about 2 minutes and then add zucchini. Cook until vegetables are crisp-tender or about 5-6 minutes. Add tomatoes for last 1 minute. Transfer vegetables to serving dish.

Give the remaining dressing another few shakes and pour into the skillet. Heat until warmed through and then use it as a drizzle upon serving the chicken and veggies.

Serves 6-8.

 

vegetable pre-prep

Chef’s Tip: Gather all the ingredients you will need for the meal before starting. Mix up the dressings or marinades first so they have time to blend flavors. Pre-heat your oven, or start water boiling next. Then, chop your veggies. Now  you are ready to begin the mixing and cooking process. This will help you prepare meals faster with less hiccups along the way. Happy cooking!

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