Balsamic ChickenPosted: May 24, 2011
I love a simple chicken recipe, especially one that has enough flavor to not taste like chicken. I know, right?
So, I tried this one out of my head last night, and it was awesome.
I had two big chicken breasts (probably about 3/4 to 1 pound) which I thawed out. I then thinly filleted them into six pieces of chicken.
Then, in a 9×13 baker I drizzled 3 T. of olive oil.
To that, I then drizzled about 1/4 cup of balsamic vinegar.
2 t. of kosher salt
1 t. pepper
2 t. garlic powder (or press a two cloves into the pan)
2 t. dried basil (or oregano or thyme…you get the idea)
Then I took a whisk and kind of whisked it up in the bottom of the pan. Taking each fillet of chicken I set it into the yummy sauce, then flipped it over to coat the other side. When all of the pieces had been lightly coated I then sprinkled lightly with kosher salt and pepper.
I baked it for 40 minutes at 375 degrees. This was so good. It would make a great sandwich, salad addition, tossed with pasta and Alfredo or pesto sauce, or even sprinkled with bread crumbs or grated Parmesan cheese. Very versatile, very easy and good.
This was enough to feed me, my hubby, my three elementary aged kids, and my one year old. you may want to adjust based upon the size and age of your crowd. You could always do four chicken breasts, slice them with a greater thickness, and double the sauce to bake.
This go round I topped mine with the following: fresh chopped spinach, homemade ricotta cheese, chopped bacon, and a sprinkling of mozzarella cheese. Easy, delicious, and impressive.