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Balsamic Chicken



When you’re short on time, this is an easy one-pan entrée!

The chicken gets its delicious tangy flavor from balsamic vinegar.  Golden caramelized onions, red bell pepper, and fire-roasted tomatoes add some sweetness to the dish.


The good thing is ~ this Joy Bauer recipe makes a healthy dish containing 6 super foods:

Chicken breast is a low-fat protein.
Tomatoes contain cancer-fighting lycopene.
Bell peppers are rich in fiber and Vitamin C.
Onions and garlic are antioxidants.
Vinegar is a blood sugar regulator.

The bad thing is ~ I was so busy eating, I forgot about taking another photo after it was plated!


Balsamic Chicken
Adapted

Ingredients: 

1 tablespoon olive oil
1 Vidalia onion, thinly sliced
1 large red bell pepper, sliced
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes
¼ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon seasoned pepper
¼ cup balsamic vinegar
1 (15-ounce) can Hunt’s Fire-Roasted Diced Tomatoes

Method: 

Coat a large sauté pan with oil and preheat over medium-high heat.
Add onion and bell pepper and sauté for 5 minutes.
Add garlic and red pepper flakes and sauté for 1 minute, stirring constantly.
Season chicken with salt and pepper.
Add chicken breasts to the pan and cook for 4 minutes on each side.
Add vinegar and tomatoes and bring liquids to a boil.
Reduce heat to medium-low.
Simmer uncovered for 25 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Serve



ENJOY!




Comments

  1. Pam, This entree even looks healthy! We love chicken since it can take on so many different flavors and forms... Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

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  2. This sounds so very good, Pam! Thanks for sharing!

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  3. Good looking healthy meal Pam - my eating gets in the way of my photos way too often. I got a kick out of Joy Bauer standing beside Hoda Kotb the other day as Joy looked a foot shorter.

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  4. My lazy balsamic chicken -- Trader Joe's balsamic glaze brushed on chicken thighs before broiling or grilling, veggies separate. Not as healthy, I'm afraid

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  5. This sounds good..We love balsamic with chicken and vegetables..looks healthy too.
    Thanks!

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  6. Hi Pam , with a dish that looks this delicious , dive in , I also use Hunt's Fire Roasted Diced Tomatoes and Vidalia onions is a must . Thanks for sharing :)

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  7. a healthy dish! all of these ingredients are so good for us.....I only wish I used each of them in more of my dishes.. Have a wonderful evening...

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  8. I love dishes like this, Pam. Quick, healthy and full of flavor. (Think I'd like your cornmeal biscuits with this!)

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  9. Such an easy, terrific dinner idea! Perfect for a busy weeknight :)

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  10. Hi Pam,
    Just trying to catch up...Been so busy lately... Well, Pam you ticked my fancy by sharing this dish. I love chicken with balsamic vinegar. When I was young I would always wait till the lettuce salad was almost gone and then I would take the dressing and put it in a small bowl...can you guess what I did.? I used to dunk my chicken pieces in it. Love all your ingredients including the red pepper flakes....I see that you really enjoy just the right amount. I also love the way you added info as to the nutritional value from Joy Bauer. Bravo, great post...Thanks for sharing and enjoy the rest of the week.
    Dottie :)

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  11. Oh yummy! And sounds so easy to prepare :) Need to save this one :D thanks

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  12. Great meal Pam. I think of balsamic vinegar as a wonder ingredient. It brings such incredible flavor to anything you use it with.
    Sam

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  13. I've done the same thing more times than I care to admit. I either shoot it before and forget or forget to do the process and only have the finished plated dish. One of these days I'll have it all together. In the meantime I'm going to make this gorgeous dish. I love balsamic vinegar with anything.

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  14. Love the sound of this and so quick and easy. I often forget photos!! Hope you are both well Diane

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  15. I love dishes that are quick and easy to prepare. This dish fits the bill. I love how balsamic vinegar flavors dishes:)

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  16. Healthy and delicious! This is a good one to add to the rotation, looks easy to make too!

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  17. I love balsamic vinegar! Great in a dish like this. Really good stuff -- thanks so much.

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  18. What a nice simple recipe! I love balsamic vinegar and I bet it gives the dish great flavor. I hate taking photos. would much rather write and eat!

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  19. I love when a recipe is that good, Pam that you devour it before taking all the pictures. Not only does it sound delicious. It's filled with goodness too. (Lycopene is a good cholesterol fighter too:)

    Thanks so much for sharing, Pam...

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  20. yum! I think that everyone in my house will love this one!
    Happy cooking Pam!

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  21. Gotta love a healthy, easy, tasty meal!

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  22. this sounds like it takes exactly the amount of effort i want to expend after i get home from work. satisfying and delicious dish!

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  23. I love everything about this recipe Pam! Chicken (better for us), balsamic (that I'm in love with all of the time in every recipe), easy (and I need this so much more in my crazy-busy life). Thank you so much for this delicious recipe that will be on my table soon!
    Stay warm in the Midwest . . . it's freezing here in SC too! (I'm praying for a snow day to happen this week!)
    Roz @ La Bella Vita Cucina

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