Strawberry Balsamic Chicken

When you think of dinner, you don’t automatically think strawberries. This recipe will change your mind. It’s sweet and tangy, and fills the room with a fresh and inviting aroma. You can make this sauce for burgers, steak, or pork chops – but I love chicken!

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  • 2 chicken breasts
  • 1/2 sliced onion
  • 1 sliced yellow pepper
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 cup sliced fresh strawberries
  • 2/3 cup (up to 1 cup) balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/2 cup chiffonade (sliced into strips) basil
  • 1 tablespoon corn starch and 1 teaspoon water (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Pinches of salt
  • 1 small pot
  • 1 fry pan

SAUCE

  1. Slice into strips the onions, peppers, strawberries, and basil
  2. Mince the garlic
  3. Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a small pot
  4. Add the onions and peppers and sauteé until soft (about 5 minutes)
  5. Add a pinch of salt
  6. Add the garlic and sauteé for 30 seconds
  7. Add the strawberries and sauteé for a few minutes
  8. Add another pinch of salt
  9. Add the balsamic vinegar and honey and bring to a simmer
  10. Simmer for 5-7 minutes to reduce and thicken
  11. If the sauce is still thin, in a bowl whisk together the corn starch and water, and add to sauce
  12. Add in the basil to the sauce, cover and take off the heat

CHICKEN

  1. While the sauce is simmering, salt and pepper both sides of the chicken breasts
  2. Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a fry pan
  3. Pan sear both sides of the chicken (3-5 minutes each side depending on the thickness)
  4. Cover and let it rest for 5 minutes
  5. Plate the chicken (over your choice of rice or pasta)
  6. Spoon the strawberries and veggies over the chicken
  7. Spoon the sauce over everything

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