Chicken Balsamico Recipe

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Chicken is one of the most popular protein foods in the world. Chicken breast is a great source of vitamin B6, Selenium and Phosphorus. Vitamin B6 reduces the risk of heart attack and can help cure depression. Selenium is a powerful heart health booster and helps the regulation of hormones in the body. Phosphorus plays a vital part in the body growth process and helps provide effective digestion.

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
  • 1 cup balsamic vinegar
  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  • Place the chicken breasts in a medium glass baking dish.
  • Pour 1/2 cup of balsamic vinegar over the breasts; season with salt and pepper. Cover with aluminum foil.
  • Place the dish in the oven and cook 20 minutes; flip the chicken; reduce the oven heat to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Bake another 20 minutes.
  • Pour 1/2 cup of balsamic vinegar into a small saucepan and place over medium heat. Cook until reduced to about 1/4 cup.
  • Drizzle the reduced balsamic vinegar over the chicken to serve.

Nutritional Information

Serves: 2; Serving Size: 1 piece; Per serving: Calories: 376; Calories from Fat: 79; Total Fat: 8.9 g; Saturated Fat: 1.1 g; Protein: 28.9 g; Total Carbohydrates: 44.0 g; Dietary Fiber: 3.7 g; Cholesterol: 64 mg; Sodium: 164 mg; Sugars: 22.1 g; Vitamin A – IU: 18468; Vitamin C: 5 mg;  Calcium: 91 mg; Iron: 3 mg; Potassium: 837 mg; Thiamin: < 1 mg;  Niacin Equivalents: 19 mg; Vitamin B6: 0.9 mg (45% DV); Selenium: 30 mcg (43% DV); Phosphorus: 280 mg (28% DV); Magnesium: 63 mg;  Folate: 18 mcg.

 

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