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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?