Summer Meals: Chicken with Garlic Balsamic Tomatoes

4 Jun

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I am finally home this week in what feels like ages, and one of the things I was looking forward to most was making some healthy, easy, home cooked meals. This one found here was appealing for a few reasons, mainly the easy and small ingredient list, and the healthy but tasty sounding result.

If you are looking for a meal you can whip up in under 30 minutes, feel great after eating it, and easily make some extras for lunch the next day, this one is it.

I love the balsamic infusion, and I am already trying to think of other recipes I can add this one to.

Enjoy!

You will need:

  •  6 thin boneless, skinless breasts that have been pounded thin
  • Sea Salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 6 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 and 1/2 pints cherry or grape tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 cup packed fresh basil, finely chopped

Directions:

  1. In a large frying pan set over medium-high heat, add 2 teaspoons of the olive oil
  2. Add half of the chicken breasts and cook, undisturbed, until a crisp golden crust has formed on one side, about 3 minutes, then flip and repeat
  3. Transfer the cooked cutlets to a plate and cover to keep warm
  4. Add 2 teaspoons of the olive oil to the now-empty pan and add the remaining chicken cutlets and cook, undisturbed, until a crisp golden crust has formed on one side, about 3 minutes, then flip and repeat
  5. Transfer the cooked cutlets to the plate with the rest of the cutlets and cover to keep warm
  6. Reduce the heat to medium, and add the remaining 2 teaspoons olive oil to the pan
  7. Add the garlic and cook, stirring constantly, until fragrant, about 30 seconds
  8. Add the tomatoes and vinegar and cook, stirring frequently, until the vinegar has thickened slightly and the tomatoes have begun to burst,  approx. 7 to 10 minutes (at about 5 minutes, add some basil to taste)
  9. Turn off the heat and let the tomatoes stand while you plate the chicken
  10. To serve, divide the chicken breasts and slice among four serving plates, top the chicken with the tomatoes, and sprinkle with fresh basil

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2 Responses to “Summer Meals: Chicken with Garlic Balsamic Tomatoes”

  1. Alyssa Longobucco June 4, 2013 at 9:57 am #

    This is the perfect summer meal–fresh, light and delicious!

  2. ashleigh June 6, 2013 at 9:46 pm #

    That looks pretty AND yummy!

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