Honey Balsamic Chicken

Wellness Tip- Swap store bought dressings for an easy homemade dressing. Store bought dressings are definitely convenient, but contain a trove of added ingredients like sodium and preservatives. How about whipping up a quick homemade dressing that contains only the good stuff?! The general ratio for an oil and vinegar dressing is 1/4 balsamic to 3/4 cup olive oil. I also like to add a tablespoon of dijon mustard, tablespoon or minced garlic, and a few teaspoons of Italian spices like basil and oregano. I used to mix it in an empty dressing bottle, but I bucked up and bought a container at bed bath and beyond for less than $20.

 

Good morning all! Today I bring you a quick and easy Honey Balsamic Chicken over a bed of vegetables and sweet potatoes recipe. Feel free to sub in regular potatoes if you’re not a big fan of sweet potatoes, or a different veggie for the broccoli like asparagus or brussels sprouts.

One of the things I love about food blogging is that I’m starting to make variations of recipes that I read about. The more you start cooking, the more you start to create your own style and learn what goes well together. So if you create a variation of your own from my dish, comment on the recipe so I can learn!

I love this sweet, well balanced dish that only requires on baking sheet, making clean up a breeze! Without further ado, my Honey Balsamic Chicken recipe! (Note: While the dish only take 30 minutes to make, it does require 30 minutes of marinading the chicken, which can be the first thing you so you are efficient with your time!)

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Honey Balsamic Chicken

Serves 2

Ingredients

2 medium sweet potatoes (diced into 1 inch pieces)

1/2 head broccoli

1/8 cup balsamic vinegar

1 tablespoon honey

1/2 tablespoon Dijon mustard

3 teaspoons minced garlic (or 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder)

1/4 teaspoon Italian herbs (dried oregano, basil, parsley, rosemary)

2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts

2 cups cherry tomatoes (cut in half)

1 handful kale

  1. Pre heat oven to 400 degrees. Mix together mustard, honey, oregano, basil, 2 teaspoons minced garlic (or 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder)  and balsamic and put together with chicken in zip lock bag. Marinade in refrigerator for 30 minutes
  2. Spray down cookie sheet with Pam or olve oil, and place sweet potatoes and tomatoes on sheet, drizzle with olive oil, 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder, Rosemary, salt and pepper (just a few shakes)
  3. Cook chicken, potatoes, and tomatoes for 20 minutes
  4. Put kale and broccoli on top of chicken, sweet potatoes and tomatoes, drizzle a little more olive oil, and cook for 10 minutes.

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