Since fresh green beans and tomatoes are in abundance just about everywhere you look, this is the perfect time of the year to whip up a super tasty, super fresh dinner that screams “I love summer!“
This dish is packed with flavor and includes a second recipe for a delicious vinaigrette that can be used as a dressing or marinade.
With 2 great recipes to enjoy, summer has never tasted better!
One-Pan Glazed Chicken with Veggies
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- 1/4 cup Italian vinaigrette (see link above)
- 2 T honey
- 2 T coconut oil, divided
- 8 oz mushrooms, sliced
- 1 lb fresh green beans, trimmed
- 1 1/4 lb chicken breast tenderloins*
- Sea salt, to taste
- Pepper, to taste
- 3 T balsamic vinegar
- 1 cup grape tomatoes, whole or halved
- Mix together Italian vinaigrette and honey and set aside.
- Heat 1 tablespoon of coconut oil in a large skillet and sauté mushrooms over medium-high heat until lightly browned. Add the green beans and cook for 4-5 minutes or just until crisp-tender. Remove vegetables from the pan and set aside.
- Add the remaining tablespoon of oil to the pan along with the chicken pieces. Generously sprinkle with salt and pepper and sauté until they are lightly browned on both sides and no longer pink in the middle.
- Remove chicken from pan, but leave any small bits of meat and juice. Next deglaze the pan with the balsamic vinegar, stirring well.
- Add the vinaigrette honey mixture to the pan and stir until it thickens and begins to form a glaze. You want to stir for just about a minute or so or until everything is well incorporated and the mixture begins to foam up.
- Once it starts to foam, add the chicken, mushrooms, green beans and finally the tomatoes back into the pan. Gently toss a few times to coat evenly with the glaze.
- This can be served with everything mixed together, or if you're having company, plate the veggies first and finish with the chicken on top. Enjoy!
- C = 38g P = 27g F = 21g
- 450 calories per serving
- *This is a very forgiving dish that can be tweaked to suit your individual tastes. If you don't mind a little extra sauce, you can easily use an even 1 lb of chicken. If tenderloins aren't available, simply cut chicken breasts into thick strips. If you like the idea of sweet and savory, try adding a little extra honey that will make the sauce taste more like a teriyaki. You can also change up the veggies depending on the season. Instead of green beans, try carrot slices, red pepper chunks or broccoli...the possibilities are endless!
- Adapted from: www.tiphero.com
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