Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Balsamic Chicken Bake

I have recently discovered a love for balsamic, so when I came across this recipe while scrolling through Pinterest one evening, I had to make it!
This bake has it all: veggies, chicken, cheese, and balsamic flavor!
Best part: simple and easy! You know me, I love quick weeknight meals that do not involve a whole lot extra.


  • 4 skinless, boneless chicken breasts
  • 4-5 garlic cloves
  • 1 cup fresh basil
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tsp. balsamic vingear
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 cup sliced mushrooms (I bought a small can in the veggie aisle)
  • 1 package cherry tomatoes (sliced up)
  • 1/2 red onion, sliced
  • handful of mozzarella and handful of parmesan (or to taste)

Make it:
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Brown the chicken in a pan.
  • In a blender, mix garlic, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and water and pulse until pureed.
  • Place the browned chicken in a casserole dish and top with garlic and balsamic mixture, mushrooms, onions and tomatoes.
  • Bake about 20-25 minutes until chicken cooked throughly and dish is heated through. Top with cheese and bake for another 5 minutes or until melted (and brown if you'd like!)
  • Eat with rice and a salad on the side!!
**one thing I may try different next time is I may just try drizzling with balsamic dressing and season with garlic and top with veggies and see how that turns out... one less step! 
Recipe source.

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  1. Yum! I suddenly want a second lunch!


  2. yummY!!!!!!! Love balsamic also--- even on desserts and fruit!

  3. I like the sound of this recipe and the flavor balsamic vinegar brings to the dish.

  4. Mmmmmm. This sounds so good!

    ~Ashley @ A Cute AAngle