Quick Balsamic Chicken

This week has been a little hectic for me. On top of my usual crazy schedule my mother and a friend are visiting, I listed my house for sale and I started looking at new houses. When it came time to do a little meal prep I was drawing a complete blank. I knew I was making chicken only because I had already defrosted some but that was about it. How am I going to cook it, what am I going to serve it with, how am I going to stay awake to cook it? I kept drawing a blank with every question. Finally I decided to heat some garlic, olive oil and balsamic vinegar in a pan. I salted and peppered the chicken and let it rest until the pan was hot. While the pan heated I threw some chopped peppers, onion, mushrooms, and spinach in a frying pan. Once it cooked it down a little I simmered the veggies with some chicken stock. When my pan was finally hot I seared the chicken, and then turned the heat down and let it cook.

While I cooked Maddie went to town on some leftover pumpkin puree.

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Sophie Cat did not approve of either Mad Dogs snack or my chicken, I’m not sure which but she was giving us some disapproving looks.

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When my chicken was done I realized I had way more chicken than veggies. I had enough veggies for two meals and enough chicken for four.  This turned out to be a blessing because while the veggies were tasty ever since I tasted the chicken I’ve wanted a chicken greek salad.

Like the title says the chicken was quick and I think the first paragraph spoke to how tired I was. So I’m sure it wont come as a shock that I don’t really have exact measurements. Thankfully the ingredients are simple.

3 chicken breasts salt and peppered on both sides

2 cloves garlic chopped

a good glug of olive oil

a good glug of balsamic vinegar

Toss the oil, vinegar, and garlic in a pan and heat. Add the Chicken and sear on both sides, turn the heat down and let the chicken cook. Serve with your favourite side.

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Let me know if you try the chicken.

Until next time,

 

Desiree

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