On balsamic chicken and veggies

I’m super proud of this recipe, guys. Like, extremely impressed with myself. I came up with this on my own (I believe good cooking comes from the soul, and only a special kind of person can throw something good together on the spot). I had this for dinner and it was amazing. It tasted super rich, like I was eating a cheat meal, but in reality? The macros are AMAZING and extremely friendly to those who are dieting: 7.3g fat/42.5g carb/67g protein.

Ingredients: 1 cup of cherry tomatoes, 1 cup of asparagus, 1 cup of baby spinach, 2 3oz thin sliced chicken breasts, 1/4-1/2 cup balsamic vinegar, 1 clove of garlic, 3 tbsp of olive
IMG_2670oil, a pinch of brown sugar, salt & pepper to taste

**These are general approximations. I honestly don’t know how much of what I used, but this should be close. Like I said, good cooking comes from the soul… So hopefully you have a soul.

Directions: First, you want to cut any weird fatty parts off your chicken breasts. Lightly salt & pepper to taste, and stick them in the pan with the olive oil. You should have this on medium heat. Then, pour 1/4 cup of balsamic vinegar in the pan. You want the chicken to soak up some of this flavor! Cook until the inside of the meat is no longer pink, unless of course you’d like to contract salmonella. Once cooked, remove from the pan and set aside. BUT DON’T WASH THE PAN!

Then, you’re going to want to mince your fresh garlic, and throw it in THE SAME PAN (with the leftover balsamic vinegar and olive oil). Still on medium heat, throw in a pinch of brown sugar and the other 1/4 cup of balsamic vinegar. Let this simmer for a minute or two, and then add your fresh veggies: spinach, cherry tomatoes (cut in halves), and asparagus (cut into small pieces). You want these guys to soak up the balsamic flavor, too.

Cook the veggies for around 5 minutes or so, and then turn the burner off. The pan should still be warm– re-add your chicken to the dish (and if you couldn’t care less about the macros, a nice addition is some mozzarella cheese on top of each breast). Voila! Easy, and absolutely delicious.

If you try this meal, let me know how you like it! And if you want to see more of what goes on in my kitchen, let me know! Make sure to click the button on the right-hand side of the page and subscribe!!

 

 

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