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April 21, 2014

Make-It Monday: Honey Balsamic Chicken--Gluten-free, Dairy-free


I'm so excited to share this recipe I recently found on Pinterest! It's originally from here, but as always I made a couple of changes.

I've made this twice already in the past week, and it tastes like a special night meal or something that belongs in a restaurant. (But of course that's not gonna stop me from having it like every week. ;) Definitely one of the best recipes I've tried from Pinterest (and I've tried a good many...) and one that totally would be on my list of The Best Pinterest Recipes if I'd found it sooner.

Honey Balsamic Chicken


You'll need:
For pre-cooking:
2-4 chicken breasts, thawed
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
1 Tbsp. olive oil
1/2 tsp. garlic
a pinch of salt (I use sea salt) and pepper

After marinating:
1 Tbsp. olive oil
2 Tbsp. balsamic vinegar
3 Tbsp. honey
a pinch of salt and pepper

1) Cut the chicken into roughly strips.
2) Place the chicken, balsamic vinegar, olive oil, garlic, salt, and pepper in a large sealable bag, shake/mix around, and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
3) Heat the olive oil in a skillet on medium heat then place the chicken in it. The chicken will take about 10 minutes on each side. (Be very careful with the oil--it likes to pop.)



4) Once the chicken is done, remove it from the skillet, lower the heat, and add the 2 Tbsp. of balsamic vinegar to the pan. (The original recipe called for butter here also, but since I can't have that and coconut butter would have given it a coconut-y taste I didn't want, I left it out, and it was perfectly delicious without it.) Stir the balsamic vinegar around the pan to dissolve the leftover gristle and such.
5) Raise the heat back to medium and add the honey and let it simmer into a bubbly glaze for 3-5 minutes. Add the salt and pepper to the glaze, return the chicken to the pan, and stir around to coat.


I served this with brown minute rice and broccoli steamed in olive oil, salt, pepper, and garlic (which I now know is better fried and not steamed--just a tip). Oh and grapes. Of course!



Not only is this dish tasty, it's healthy! :D Gluten-free and dairy-free as always. Enjoy, and let me know how you like it!


P.S. Linking up with Funday Monday and Musings of a Housewife and Sassy Moms in the City's Real Food Recipe Roundup, Do Tell Tuesday, Time to Sparkle, Good Tips Tuesday, Show Me What Ya Got, Share Your Stuff Tuesday, Delicious Dish Tuesday, Share It Link Party, Pretty Wednesday, What We Eat Wednesday, Wildly Original Party, Wake Up Wednesday, Whatever Goes Wednesday, and All Things Thursday.

18 comments:

  1. Oooh this looks so yummy! Pinning to try next week!

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    1. Thanks so much, Lindsay! I really appreciate the pin! :)

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  2. This looks really yummy! I eat Paleo and this is a great recipe for me. Thanks for sharing, I'll be pinning it!

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    1. Yay! I love helping out people looking for diet-friendly recipes. Thanks so much for stopping by! :)

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  3. YUMMY!!! My mouth is watering over here! I am going to have to try this!!

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    1. It's pretty tasty! Thanks so much for reading, Ashley! :)

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  4. Fried broccoli?! Must know more! Also, this looks awesome and I'm totally making it.

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    1. You know, I think maybe I should share how I make the broccoli! Thanks for the nudge, and thanks so much for visiting! :)

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  5. Yum sweet Kacie! Your recipes always look so good each week :)

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  6. My family will love this! Thanks for the recipe!

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    1. Thanks so much for stopping by! =)

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  7. These pics are so tantalizing!! thanks for sharing at "Share Your Stuff Tuesdays"!!!

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    1. Thanks so much for stopping by, Rachel! =)

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    1. I think it's pretty tasty! Thanks for stopping by, Jo-Lynne! :)

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  9. Hey Kacie! I love how you used balsamic in the marinade- it packs such a flavor punch without being terribly bad for you. Something about balsamic pairs so well with broccoli too- thanks for sharing!
    Xoxo K
    http://peeledwellness.com

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    1. It really is an awesome meal! Thanks so much for stopping by and commenting! :)

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