I simply can’t with this recipe. I mean, I can. But you know, like, I can’t even. Easy, everyday ingredients, transformed into delicious and tasty food. It’s what I live for. There’s nothing more than chicken, spices, some fresh cherry tomatoes (!) and fresh herbs. And it’s SO. GOOD.
Jen and I are so excited to bring you this recipe for spring/almost summer. If you don’t already follow her, you should. She’s one of my greatest inspirations as a friend, workout partner, and coach. She spends her days working to improve the lives of those around her, through excercise and healthy eating habits. That’s where I come in!
As you know, Jen and I have been working together for the past year or so to bring you quick and easy recipes such as this chicken dish, as well as transformational dishes like our Cauliflower Rice Paella, which is basically a slightly healthier take on a normally indulgent meal.
And there’s nothing I love more than fresh ingredients that look stunning!
So do yourself, your body, and your tastebuds a favor. Try this dish. It’s quick, easy, and packed with bursting flavor. Literally, the tomatoes burst in your mouth!
Balsamic Mustard Chicken w/ Cherry Tomatoes
- 1 1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts (3-4 breasts depending on the size)
- 3/4 tablespoon kosher salt
- 1/2 teaspoon lemon pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/2 teaspoon paprika
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1/3 cup rice wine vinegar
- 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
- 2 tablespoons dijon mustard
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1 pint cherry tomatoes
- Chopped fresh herbs about 1/3 cup ( I used chives, parsley, & basil)
- 1) Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Using paper towels, pat the chicken dry. In a small bowl whisk together the salt, lemon pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, and paprika. Sprinkle mixture evenly over chicken on both sides.
- 2) Heat a large pan over medium/high heat. Add olive oil and cook chicken for 4-5 minutes on each side, until nicely browned. Add the rice wine vinegar to the pan. This will help to deglaze the pan. Cook for 1-2 minutes until most of the vinegar has cooked down. Then turn off heat.
- 3) Stir together the balsamic, dijon, and honey. Pour over chicken and make sure chicken is well coated with this mixture. Cover pan and place in the preheated oven. Cook for 15 minutes. Remove pan and add the tomatoes. Cover and place back in the oven for 5 more minutes, until tomatoes are heated through and start to burst! Remove, sprinkle with fresh herbs and serve!
Because you can.