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Balsamic Chicken

Photo: Karry Hosford
Yield 2 servings (serving size: 1 chicken breast half, 1 cup bell pepper mixture, and 1/2 cup rice)
This is a lazy-day dish reserved for when you really don't feel like cooking or shopping. Keep all the ingredients in the pantry. It's also a good dish to sneak leftover vegetables into. Use spinach, zucchini, all kinds of mushrooms, and green onions, and they all taste great. For more chicken dinners, see our complete collection of chicken recipes.

Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 3/4 cup coarsely chopped onion
  • 4 garlic cloves, sliced
  • 2 (4-ounce) skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
  • 1 cup sliced green bell pepper
  • 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 cup sliced mushrooms
  • 1 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning
  • 1 (14 1/2-ounce) can diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 cup hot cooked long-grain rice

Nutrition Information

  • calories 376
  • caloriesfromfat 10 %
  • fat 4.3 g
  • satfat 0.8 g
  • monofat 2.1 g
  • polyfat 0.7 g
  • protein 32 g
  • carbohydrate 52.3 g
  • fiber 6 g
  • cholesterol 66 mg
  • iron 3.8 mg
  • sodium 355 mg
  • calcium 110 mg

How to Make It

  1. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion and garlic; sauté 3 minutes. Add chicken; cook 4 minutes on each side or until browned. Add bell pepper and next 4 ingredients (bell pepper through tomatoes). Reduce heat to medium-low; cook 20 minutes or until chicken is done. Serve over rice.