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


Jamie Young said...

Oh YUM!!! You had me at one pot, but then the amazing picture had me smelling it all the way on the other side of the world! Can't wait to try this!

Janessa said...

One pot dinners are the best! Enjoy :)

Devilyn said...

so excited to try this! Its going on my menu this week for sure!

Janessa said...

I know how you love balsamic and was thinking of you when I posted this. Hope you enjoy it!

Jamie Young said...

We just ate this for dinner tonight and absolutely loved it! Packed with so much flavor and you can't beat a healthy dinner that's on the table in 20 minutes!

Janessa said...

Yay! I'm glad you loved it and got to enjoy a quick easy dinner night too:)

Sara Poyfair said...

I made this for dinner the other night. Before the meal was even over the kids were asking me when I was going to make it again! Looks we have a new family favorite, Thanks!

Janessa said...

Thanks for sharing! I'm so glad it was a hit and got the kid stamp of approval as well!

Pays said...

We had this for dinner tonight....delicious! Can't wait for our garden veggies to be ready because they'll taste fabulous in this.

Janessa said...

I'm so glad you like it! Garden fresh veggies would be fabulous! I'm very impressed with your green thumb!

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