Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Chicken with Balsamic Glaze

I get quite excited when I have this dish on the menu. Not only is it super easy but the flavour of the balsamic glaze is delicious. To be honest this dish is not only a nice comforting meal but also a crowd pleaser that I have served at many a dinner party. In fact, this meal gets rave reviews when entertaining.

Served with mashed sweet potato and spinach there is no need to add anything else whatsoever, unless of course you do not like sweet potato or spinach!!
Chicken with Balsamic Glaze
(recipe adapted from WW Easy Entertaining)

Serves: 4
Points per serve: 6

cooking spray
4 chicken fillets, 140 grams each
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
1/4 cup brown sugar
500g sweet potato, peeled
pinch nutmeg
400g baby spinach leaves

Preheat oven to 200 degrees Celcius.

Spray a non stick frying pan with cooking spray and heat over high heat. Add the chicken and cook for 2 minutes each side or until browned. Line a baking tray with baking paper and add the chicken in a single layer. Combine the vinegar and sugar. Brush the chicken generously with the glaze.

Bring a saucepan full of water to the boil, add sweet potato chunks and cook for 10 - 12 minutes or until sweet potato is tender. Drain, add nutmeg and mash. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Cover and keep warm.

Bake for 8 minutes or until cooked through, brushing occasionally with glaze. Stand for 5 - 10 minues to rest.

Place spinach in a microwave safe dish and microwave on high for 2 minutes or until wilted.

Bring the remaining glaze to the boil. Slice chicken and serve with sweet potato, spinach and drizzled with glaze.

(Total points for the Chicken and the glaze alone is 4 points)


Denise said...

So easy and delicious looking.

Molly Jean said...

Ahh I love balsamic glazed anything! Although this looks particularly good. Thanks for sharing this!!!

Chef E said...

Second time I read about balsamic and chicken, so I am making this soon...yours so far is the best looking presentation, and screen licking goodness!

Sunny said...

Looks delicious!
Sunny :)

Donna-FFW said...

What great color on that glaze, love balsamic combined with chicken. Perfect dinner!!