Balsamic Chicken Simple and Healthy Dinner Recipe
This oh so simple and delicious Balsamic Chicken manages to pack an unbelievable amount of pleasing flavors into one single dish AND has that magical quality of being approved by the WHOLE FAMILY!
As makers of the meals, we know that when we find one of these, we put that recipe right into regular rotation, thank you very much. We also love that it's high in protein, low in carbs and comes together so quickly.
Bonus Pairing Recommendation: Because we have hungry tweens, we added a side of jasmine rice which does a wonderful job of soaking up that balsamic-y, saucy goodness. And, we wrapped some bacon around 3-4 asparagus bundles, drizzled some olive oil with salt and pepper on top, baked on a different pan in the oven and even the tweens LOVED it, which is next to impossible. But really, doesn't bacon make everything better?!?! Give this one a try tonight!
This simple and healthy dinner recipe came from our 30-Day High Protein, Low Carbohydrate & Nutrient Dense Meal Plan, consisting of:
10 Breakfast, 10 Lunch & 10 Dinner- All High Protein, Low Carbohydrate and Nutrient Dense Meals delivered to your inbox.
Recipes for each meal
Meal Prep Guide
Weekly Meal Plan, a.k.a, what meals to eat each day
Nutritional information per meals (Calories, protein, carbohydrates, fat)
Check'em out, simplify your food life, and feel great!
Try More Simple and Healthy Dinner Recipes We Love
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 25 minutes
Serving size: 2
2, 5oz (142g) chicken breasts,
boneless and skinless
1/4 cup (64g) balsamic vinegar
1 tsp (7g) honey
1 tbsp (14g) whole grain
2 cloves garlic, minced (or 1 1/2
tsp garlic powder
Salt and pepper to taste
2 tbsp (28g) avocado oil
2 cups (300g) cherry tomatoes
2 slices of bacon
Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
In a large bowl mix together vinegar, honey, mustard, garlic, salt, and pepper.
Pound chicken to tenderize.
Add chicken to the bowl and coat chicken with vinegar mixture.
Transfer chicken and vinegar mixture to a glass oven dish along with the cherry tomatoes.
Cut off bottoms of asparagus, wrap 3-4 asparagus in bacon. Place on a pan with olive oil drizzled, sprinkle of salt/pepper.
Cook in oven until internal temperature of chicken reaches 165 degree Fahrenheit (approximately 25 minutes). Place asparagus in oven, alongside chicken.
✅ Nutritional Information per serving: Calories: 499, Carbohydrate: 11 grams, Protein: 59 grams, Fat: 24 grams
NOTE: We doubled this for a family meal, we also steamed some jasmine rice for a side.
One 3-ounce (85-gram) serving of chicken breast contains 24 grams of protein
Acetic acid is the active compound in balsamic vinegar. This acid contains strains of probiotics that can help promote good gut health and digestion while supporting overall immune function.
Tomatoes are nutrient-rich powerhouses, packed with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. With their high lycopene content, they contribute to a reduced risk of heart disease and cancer.