Balsamic Chicken with Lemony Mushrooms and Beans

Need a clean, tasty dinner?

 

 

 

I found this recipe in the April/May issue of Clean Eating Magazine and decided to make it one night when I had fresh green beans.  It was really good, though I overcooked the chicken slightly (as I often do because I worry about undercooking).  I think next time I’ll do the chicken in the crockpot so I can shred it since I prefer that to chunks of chicken.  I highly recommend this for a clean recipe though!  I drizzled it with a little balsamic reduction sauce that I bought in a bottle of Trader Joes that I bought on an impulse.  I love balsamic reduction, but sometimes decide that I want it at the last minute and don’t want to dirty a pan to reduce it.  Real reduction is always better, but this works in a pinch.

Balsamic Chicken with Lemony Mushrooms and Beans
April/May issue of Clean Eating Magazine

  • 1 lb or more fresh green beans, trimmed and rinsed
  • 2 tsp olive oil, divided
  • 16 oz button mushrooms, thinly sliced (I just bought white mushrooms already sliced)
  • 4 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
  • 1 lemon, zested and juiced
  • 1 yellow onion, cut into 1/4-inch-thick rings
  • 1 lb or more boneless, skinless chicken breast, sliced 1/2 inch thick
  • 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tsp dried thyme
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • balsamic reduction, if desired
  1. Steam green beans until tender-crisp. Set aside.
  2.  In large non-stick skillet, heat 1 tsp oil on medium then add mushrooms and saute’, stirring occasionally about 10 minutes. Stir in lemon zest and juice and garlic, and saute’ for about 3 minutes. Remove from heat and transfer to a large bowl. Add beans to bowl and toss well to combine. Cover to keep warm.
  3. In large non-stick skillet, heat remaining 1 tsp oil on medium. Add onion and saute’ for 5 minutes. Add chicken, thyme, vinegar, and salt, and cook, stirring often, for 8 minutes until the thickest part of chicken is cooked through. Remove from heat and serve with beans. Makes 4 servings.

My lunch the next day over some spinach – yum!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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