Balsamic Chicken

8 Aug

Tonight I was in the mood for something using Italian flavors, but I wasn’t in the mood for pasta. Also, I have had a million and one bills to pay this week, so I haven’t really been to the grocery. I actually look forward to nights like this because it gives me no choice but to be Little Miss Creative in the kitchen. My only regret, my brother borrowed/hid my camera batteries, so this post is going to be picture less.

Things Needed:

Boneless, skinless chicken breasts
Garlic Salt
Italian Seasoning
Bay Leaf
Balsamic Vinegrette Salad Dressing

1. Season the chicken with garlic salt and Italian seasoning.
2. Marinate the seasoned chicken in balsamic salad dressing for about 30 minutes.
3.  Add a bay leaf to the marinade.

Transfer the marinated chicken to a glass baking dish and bake in the oven for 30 minutes or until juices run clear.

This recipe turned out tasting much like a Chicken Marsala and was really very good. Chicken Marsala is one of my favorite dishes, so I felt very happy when I discovered my made up little bit of kitchen creativity had a similar flavor profile. All in all, I will definitely be trying this simple chicken dish again.  I paired it with steamed, fresh green beans tossed in Chicago steak seasoning and a bit of butter. I could have eaten two plates, but I forced myself to act like a normal person and only eat one plate.

What are your favorite Italian flavors?


4 Responses to “Balsamic Chicken”

  1. Sarah August 10, 2010 at 11:58 pm #

    This sounds wonderful. I love ravioli, and haven’t had any in a very long time… That might not be an italian flavor, but it’s tasty! Especially when paired with my homemade pasta sauce!

    • erinmakesitwork August 11, 2010 at 7:14 pm #

      ooohhh I heart ravioli. Maybe one of these days I will learn to make homemade pasta.

  2. Jenni August 11, 2010 at 7:15 am #

    Oooh sounds delish! My boyfriend is half italian so we’re always trying to come out with dishes that suit is italian flair! Definitely will have to try this.

    My favourite is proscutio, sage and garlic stuffed pork chops with pancetta and roasted potatoes. So, so so so good. It’s a(nother) Jamie Oliver recipe so if you can find it online then definitely give it a try! (Or, buy the Jamie’s Italy cook book as it’s full of some real gems!)

    • erinmakesitwork August 11, 2010 at 7:13 pm #

      Yeah it was really good. I am going to post a leftovers recipe later on tonight.

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