Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Chicken with Strawberry Salad

My boyfriend, Stephen, is not a picky eater. He will eat whatever I feed him, but he is not a fan of pairing sweet fruit with a savory dish. So I save these kinds of recipes for my family. And yes, I know, there is something wrong with him. But I love him anyway.

Chicken with Strawberry Salad
adapted from Rachael Ray's look + cook
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4 chicken breasts
2 t extra virgin olive oil
Salt and pepper
1/2 c balsamic vinegar
1 pint strawberries, sliced
3-4 small basil leaves, thinly sliced
1 c baby spinach, thinly sliced
4-5 slices turkey bacon, cut on bias

In small pot, bring balsamic vinegar to a simmer and reduce by half. Let vinegar cool then toss with strawberries, basil, spinach, salt and pepper. In large skillet, cook turkey bacon over medium heat for about 4-5 minutes per side, or until crisp. Remove bacon and drain on a paper towel. In same skillet, add oil and heat over medium heat. Season chicken breasts with salt and pepper. Cook chicken for 7-8 minutes per side, until cooked through. Let chicken rest for 10 minutes, then slice on an angle. Top chicken with strawberry salad and turkey bacon.


  1. My boyfriend Eric is totally the same way! He absolutely hates fruit with his meat! Ha! Silly boys!

  2. I have to agree with Heather - my husband hates the idea of mixing fruit with meat - the only sweet/savory combo he prefers is sweet and sour chicken which has no semblance of health or nutrition!

    I on the other hand would LOVE this combo!