Sunday, April 19, 2015
One Pan Balsamic Chicken and Veggies
I love the idea of only getting only one pan dirty when I make dinner. Who doesn't love minimal dinner clean up? This Italian One Pot Wonder is a favorite one pot recipe. When I came across this One Pan Balsamic Chicken and Veggies recipe, I knew we'd be good friends. Instead of pasta, this recipe uses vegetables as a base, so makes for a lighter meal. The recipe calls for fresh asparagus but fresh green beans work well too. I like a lot of sauce, so I actually doubled the sauce. If you're a saucy kind of person, I recommend doubling it for lots of flavor. This is a quick and easy to make and clean up. Oh, and it tastes fabulous too!
1/3 cup light Italian salad dressing
2 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
1 1/2 Tbsp honey
1/8 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
1 1/2 lbs chicken breast, cut into strips
2 Tbsp olive oil
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 lb fresh asparagus
1 1/2 cups matchstick carrots
1 cup grape tomatoes
In a mixing bowl whisk together salad dressing, balsamic vinegar, honey and red pepper flakes, set aside. Heat olive oil in a 12-inch skillet over medium-high heat. Season chicken with salt and pepper to taste, then place chicken evenly in skillet. Cook about 6 - 7 minutes, rotating once halfway through cooking, until chicken has cooked through. Meanwhile, trim asparagus of tough ends and cut and tomatoes in half. Add half the dressing mixture to skillet and rotate chicken to evenly coat. Remove chicken from skillet and set aside. Add asparagus and carrots to skillet, season with salt and pepper to taste and cook, stirring frequently, until crisp tender, about 4 minutes. Put meat back in the skillet with the veggies. Pour remaining dressing over meat and veggies. Stir gently to coat and cook for another minute. Remove from heat and serve warm.
Source: Cooking Classy