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090719 – dinner salad
090719, 8:33 pm
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Blueberry + Balsalmic chicken salad

I got (okay – stole) this blueberry vinaigrette recipe from my mother in law, who found it in the newspaper.  I like any recipe that gives me an excuse to use my food processor!  The balsamic chicken recipe is from an old shape magazine.  I should have cooked the chicken longer – both Joe and i like our chicken pretty dry.  It started to blacken the pan while i was cooking it tonight, and probably only cooked it for 15 minutes.  Next time i would go for 20.

Blueberry Vinaigrette:

  • 1 C fresh blueberries
  • 1 t Dijon mustard (mmm…grey poupon!)
  • 1 t brown sugar
  • 1/4 C chopped onion
  • 1/4 C red wine vinegar
  • 1/4 C evoo
  • 1/4 C water
  • S + P to taste
  1. combine all the ingredients in a food processor and puree until smooth.

Balsamic Chicken:

  • 1 1/2 t dried thyme
  • 1/2 t salt
  • 1/4 t black pepper
  • 1 t olive oil
  • 2 chicken breasts (we used tenderloins tonight)
  • 2 T balsamic vinegar
  • 2 T honey
  1. Combine first 3 ingredients; sprinkle over both sides of chicken.
  2. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken; cook 7 – 8 minutes on each side or until chicken is done.
  3. Transfer chicken to a platter; keep warm. Reduce heat to medium-low; add vinegar and honey to pan. Simmer 3 min., or until glaze thickens; stirring constantly. Pour glaze over chicken.



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