Balsamic Chicken with Corn and Swiss Chard
- 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for brushing
- 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
- 1 tablespoon ketchup
- 1 tablespoon dijon mustard
- 4 skinless, boneless chicken breasts (about 1 1/2 pounds)
- Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
- 2 slices thick-cut bacon, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
- 4 ears of corn, kernels cut off (about 2 cups)
- 1 bunch Swiss chard, chopped (stems and leaves separated)
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 3 scallions, sliced
Preheat a grill to medium and lightly brush the grill grates with olive oil. Whisk the vinegar, olive oil, ketchup and mustard in a small bowl. Season the chicken with salt and pepper and brush all over with the vinegar mixture. Grill until marked and cooked through, 8 to 9 minutes per side; transfer to a plate.
Meanwhile, heat a cast-iron skillet or Dutch oven over medium-high heat on the stove or place directly on the grill grates. Add the bacon and cook, stirring occasionally, until browned and crisp, about 5 minutes.
Add the corn kernels and Swiss chard stems to the skillet. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the corn is tender and lightly browned, about 3 minutes. Add the butter, scallions and chard leaves. Cook until the chard is just wilted, about 3 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Slice the chicken and serve with the corn mixture.
Photograph by Justin Walker
Recipe courtesy of Robin Miller