Thursday, March 3, 2011

New meal: Herbed Balsamic Chicken with Blue Cheese

I recovered from a rather bad case of strep throat in just enough time to fulfill my roomie dinner duties this week, thank goodness. I had found a tasty-sounding chicken recipe that used all ingredients I had on hand (which usually does not happen for me!), so I decided to give this Herbed Balsamic Chicken with Blue Cheese recipe from Bon Appetit a go.

I didn't make quite as much chicken as the recipe calls for (because it's just me, the roommate, and a meal or two of leftovers), and I adapted the recipe to cook the chicken in the oven instead of on a grill. I set the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit, and after about 22 minutes my average-sized chicken breasts were cooked all the way through. I stuck them back under the broiler once I'd put the blue cheese on top to get that melted, and the whole thing came out moist, tender, and delicious.

I served up some lemon butter potatoes and green beans on the side; for that dish, I modified a Deen Bros. recipe (replace oil with butter and garlic with lemon zest). The whole well-balanced meal tasted (and looked!) fantastic and colorful.

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