Saturday, June 24, 2017

Balsamic Chicken & Veggies

This is not particularly Creole but as I've said can be made so. This is Balsamic Chicken & Veggies Use any Zatarain's o any other Creole seasons & or style of cooking. ((layers of flavors of course me, I love me some garlic; ain't no vampire gonna get me)
2 sweet potatoes
2 bunches of asparagus, ends trimmed
1¼ pounds chicken breast tenders
Olive oil
Salt & Pepper,, to taste
For the balsamic glaze:
⅓ cup balsamic vinegar
2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
5 tablespoons of olive oil
1 tablespoon lemon juice
2 garlic cloves, minced
¼ teaspoon black pepper
½ teaspoon salt
     1. Preheat oven to 400˚F/200˚C.
     2. Cut sweet potatoes medium julienne and spread      evenly onto parchment lined baking tray. Season        with olive oil, pepper, and salt.
     3. Bake for 15 minutes. Set aside.
4. Trim asparagus and cut into pieces diagonally. Season with olive oil, pepper, and salt. Spread evenly on the baking tray next to the sweet potatoes.
5. Season chicken with pepper and salt. Place on top of the veggies.
6. Bake for 15 minutes or until the internal temperature of the chicken reaches 165˚F/75˚C.
7. While chicken is baking, reduce balsamic vinegar, white wine vinegar, olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, pepper, and salt in a small saucepan for 5-7 minutes until the sauce slightly thickens.
8. Distribute veggies and chicken into four containers.
9. Pour the sauce reduction onto the chicken.
10. Can be refrigerated up to 4 days.