Balsamic Spinach Chicken

In my house, you will often find me adding Balsamic to almost anything. I just love the sweetness and tartness that Balsamic adds to any dish. With this dish you will begin by cutting the chicken breasts in half and seasoning then with Basil Flakes, Sage, Pepper and Salt - about 1/2 tsp each. Here, I was making the chicken for a large party so I needed to grill up much more than what is shown in the recipe. Add 1 tbsp of organic butter to the saucepan and let melt. Add 1 tbsp of minced garlic to the pan and stir into the butter. Then place each seasoned breast onto the pan and let simmer for 6-10 minutes, flipping the breasts every couple of minutes until the breasts are golden brown. 

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Add one more tbsp of organic butter and let melt. Then proceed to add 1/4 cup of shredded fresh basil, 2 handfuls of spinach and 3/4 cup of white balsamic vinegar (You may also use regular balsamic vinegar). Stir and let simmer for 3-5 minutes. 

PREP TIME: 5 mins

COOK TIME: 30 mins

TOTAL TIME: 35 mins

Recipe: by Natalie Baugh

Serves: 2-4

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 large chicken breasts
  • 1 tsp Sage
  • salt & pepper
  • 2 Tbsp organic grass fed butter*
  • ¼ cup fresh basil leaves
  • 1 Tbsp minced garlic
  • 3/4 cup dry white balsamic vinegar
  • 2 handfuls spinach (chopped if they're huge pieces)

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Season the chicken breasts with the Sage, rubbing it evenly over both sides. Also season with salt and pepper — about 1/2 tsp each.
  2. Melt 1 Tbsp butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat, and add the minced garlic. Stir the minced garlic into the butter and then add the chicken breasts. Cook the chicken for 6-10 minutes, flipping every few minutes. Then turn the heat down to medium, or slightly less. Once the chicken is cooked, add one more Tbsp of butter and 1/4 cup of fresh basil.
  3. Cook the basil by stirring for about 1- 2 minutes before adding the white balsamic vinegar.
  4. Bring the white balsamic vinegar to a slow simmer and allow it to cook for 10 minutes. It may begin to reduce, so you may add more balsamic vinegar if needed.
  5. Add the spinach, and let wilt. The spinach will also reduce greatly so you may add more if desired. Make sure the chicken is fully cooked. Sometimes if I am skeptical if the chicken is thoroughly cooked, I will stick it in the oven for a few minutes at 200 degrees F. It also helps to keep the chicken warm while the other dishes finish cooking.
  6. Serve and enjoy!

Natalie Baugh