Healthy Honey-Balsamic skillet chicken with dried fruit
This easy honey balsamic chicken with dried fruit is perfect for a quick and healthy weeknight dinner but also ideal for a more special occasion!
Dinner, Main Course
American, gluten-free, Mediterranean
balsamic, chicken, glazed, honey
2boneless and skinless medium-sized chicken breasts cubed in 1-inch pieces and salted from the previous night or 2-3 hours before cooking
1 1/2tablespoonolive oil (or butter)
1/4cup(60 grams) balsamic vinegar
2tablespoons(40 grams) thyme honey (or a dark colored honey)
5-6prunes (dried plums)
Freshly grated black pepper to taste
Cook the pine nuts with the olive oil in a large pan over medium heat, until toasted (about 4-5 minutes). Transfer to a plate and set aside.
Heat the same pan over very high heat and add the rest of the olive oil and the chicken. Arrange the chicken in one layer and let it cook without stirring, until browned on the one side (about 4-5 minutes). Flip the pieces and let them cook from the other side (another 4 minutes). Check the chicken for doneness by cutting a piece in half.
Add the vinegar, the honey, the soy sauce, the pine nuts, the dried fruit, the pepper, and the cumin and stir until the chicken is coated and the sauce thickens (about 3-4 minutes).
Serve immediately with mashed potatoes and green beans. Eat!
If you double this recipe make sure to use a very wide pan/skillet or sauté the chicken in batches