Balsamic Chicken with Baby Spinach

Total Time:
18 min
5 min
13 min

4 servings


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Heat a large saute pan over medium-high heat. Add the olive oil and heat. Add the garlic and cook for 1 minute. Add the chicken and cook about 4 minutes per side, or until cooked through and juices run clear. Remove the chicken and set aside. To the same pan, add the spinach and cook just until wilted, about 1 to 2 minutes. Remove from the pan and set aside. Lower the heat to medium and add the balsamic vinegar and chicken broth to the pan and stir, scraping the bottom of the pan to remove any browned bits. Add the tomatoes, bring to a simmer and cook 3 to 5 minutes.

Place the couscous in a serving bowl. Top with the spinach, chicken and balsamic-tomato sauce.

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Delicious! I would definitely recommend adding the garlic before doing the sauce, as it burns very quickly. I sauteed half an onion with the garlic in the residual chicken fat (no need to add more oil), then added the broth and vinegar. I also cooked the chicken a little longer and tossed it in the oven at 350 for about 10-15 minutes. Remember to season the chicken, it will be bland without it! Served with quinoa. Will definitely make again! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very tasty, will definitely make again. I added shallots (like someone else before, nice suggestion) and sliced mushrooms. My chicken also needed longer to cook for thickness. I also used regular sodium broth and tomatoes. Don't forget to season the chicken! Thumbs up! item not reviewed by moderator and published
We love this recipe. It is one of our favorites. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was a very simle yet very flavorful dish! loved it! I didn't have spinich, substituted baby arugula, sauted the chicken just like the recipe said, but then combined all ingredients and placed in oven at 350 for 25 mn. ( just because I had thick pieces of chicken item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was amazing!!!!! Healthy and so easy to make! Even our two year old loved it! Ellie's recipes are always a home run at our house! Thank you Ellie! item not reviewed by moderator and published
i made this tonite and was a little skeptical whether or not it would be tasty enough,, i was really impressed with the flavor,, the only thing i did different was i added a pinch of crushed red pepper to the tomatoes when i put them in the skillet,, otherwise followed it to a "T",,, we loved it,, and its heart healthy ,, definitely would make this again,, might sub some fish for chicken next time, the spinach was delicious too,, thank you ellie ! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was super delicious! I also seasoned the chicken beforehand and added a pinch of salt to the sauce. And I subbed out the couscous as I'm gluten free and put it over mashed potatoes which was nice as well. Even my BF who is notoriously picky gave this "a 4.8 out of 5" !! I will def make this again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was definitely a must save... Not sure if I ever had Couscous, but my wife and I really enjoyed it. I believe the gale from Chicago should try and make it again. I believe she might have missed one of the steps. As for putting other things in with the "already terrific recipe" I might try some Mushrooms. I also seasoned the chicken before I put it in the skillet. item not reviewed by moderator and published
So delicious, is the perfect combination of flavours, my 5 year old loved it, like me!. Instead of couscous I'll try quinoa next time. item not reviewed by moderator and published
For some reason, my husband and I did not care for this recipe. Can't put my finger on why. item not reviewed by moderator and published

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