balsamic chicken breast
Why should diet food be only steamed vegetables or bland grilled chicken cooked with no spices, sauces or oil whatsoever? These balsamic chicken breasts are the proof that you can take care of your body while eating delicious meals. They’re anything but fattening — they’re so diet-friendy that they’re even included in WeightWatchers’ top recipes for dinner!
WeightWatchers, in my opinion, is the best diet that exists out there. I wouldn’t even call it a diet at all, as it basically trains you to make healthier food options. You can eat anything you want — even a slice of pizza, brownies or lasagna — as long as you watch what you’re eating the rest of the week. I discovered the original recipe for balsamic chicken breasts when I was on the WeightWatchers diet over a year ago. It is only 5 PointsPlus (for those who are following the diet), and is a calorie-friendly dish that will keep you full while impressing your family and friends.
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- 3 to 4 boneless and skinless chicken breasts
- 2 small onions or 1 medium, sliced crosswise
- 3.9 ounces (110g) white button mushrooms, stems removed and sliced
- 5 to 7 tablespoons all-purpose flour, or more if needed
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- 1 ½ tablespoons olive oil, divided
- 1 cup chicken broth
- 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
- 1 tablespoon dried thyme
- Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. In a plate, combine the flour, salt and pepper and dredge the chicken breasts in the mixture on both sides. Cook the chicken breasts on both sides (about 7 minutes each) until lightly brown. Do not worry if the chicken isn't cooked through; it will cook with the balsamic vinegar sauce.
- Heat the remaining ½ tablespoon olive oil in a small saucepan over medium high heat. Sauté the onion and mushroom until softened but not golden, stirring often, about 5 minutes. Cover with the chicken broth, balsamic vinegar and dried thyme. Bring to a boil, then simmer for 5 minutes until the sauce thickens.
- Pour the balsamic vinegar sauce over the chicken breasts. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer for 20 to 30 minutes until the chicken is cooked through and tender.
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