Italian Balsamic Chicken

This great Italian dish is made with chicken and vegetables seasoned with sage, rosemary and balsamic vinegar, then baked in the oven. A delicious healthy meal, with very little clean-up. The video recipe is a sweet and tangy chicken combined with tender roasted carrots, green beans and red onion over nutritious whole wheat orzo for a meal that is not only delicious, but is also an easy to make dinner for those busy weeknights.

 

~ Balsamic Chicken with Roasted Vegetables ~

Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 10 (20 oz) boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • 20 medium asparagus, ends trimmed, cut in half
  • 3 red bell peppers
  • 1 cup carrots, sliced in half long way
  • 2 red onions, chopped in large chunks
  • 10 oz sliced mushrooms
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • salt and pepper
  • 3 tbsp fresh rosemary
  • 2 cloves garlic, smashed and sliced
  • 2 tbsp oregano or thyme
  • 4 leaves fresh sage, chopped

 

Method

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 425°.
  2. Combine all the ingredients together
  3. Arrange in a very large roasting pan.
  4. The vegetables should not touch the chicken or it will steam instead of roast.
  5. All ingredients should be spread out in a single layer.
  6. If necessary use two baking sheets or disposable tins to achieve this.
  7. Bake for 35 – 40 minutes.

Serves 5 – Serving Size: 2 thighs plus vegetables – Nutrition Per Serving
Calories: 347, Fat: 17g, Protein: 31g, Carbohydrate: 19g, Fibre: 6g