Balsamic & Red Pepper Chicken

Balsamic & Red Pepper Chicken

Summary:

This is a simple, fresh, and delicious way to prepare chicken breasts.  You slap these bad-larrys on top of some rice, couscous, lentils, or whatever else makes you happy, serve it with a simple salad, and you’ve got yourself a meal!

Ingredients:

  • 3 skinless, boneless chicken breasts
  • Olive oil, salt, pepper
  • 1 medium yellow onion
  • 2 large red peppers
  • 6 cloves of garlic
  • Red pepper flakes
  • 1/3 cup of balsamic vinegar
  • 1 can of diced tomatoes

Prep:

Balsamic & Red Pepper Chicken

Slice and dice

Cut the onions and red peppers into long strips about 1/4 to 1/2 inch wide.  Mince the garlic.  Drain the can of tomatoes.  Cut the chicken breasts in half length-wise (see picture below).

Process:

Balsamic & Red Pepper Chicken

Peppers and Onions

Use a few tablespoons of olive oil and get that on the heat.  Add the peppers and onions.  Lightly season with salt and pepper.  Cook until they start getting soft.

Balsamic & Red Pepper Chicken

Garlic!

Now add the garlic.  We save the garlic because it’s much smaller and don’t want it to burn.

Balsamic & Red Pepper Chicken

Seasoned Chicken

Move the peppers and onions out into a bowl and set aside.  Season the chicken breasts with salt and pepper.  Don’t be shy.  They need a good punch of flavor to stand up to the peppers.   Get a little oil in the pan, get it hot, and add the chicken breasts.

Balsamic & Red Pepper Chicken

Browning the Chicken

Brown chicken on all sides.

Balsamic & Red Pepper Chicken

Tomatoes

Once the chicken is browned, add the tomatoes and the balsamic vinegar.  Add red pepper flakes if you like a little heat – omit otherwise.  Cook for a minute or two at the same high heat, but keep it moving!

Balsamic & Red Pepper Chicken

The Combination

Toss the peppers and onions in and reduce the heat to medium-low.  Cook for about 20 minutes without a lid.  Take care to not let anything burn.

Balsamic & Red Pepper Chicken

Balsamic & Red Pepper Chicken Done

Balsamic & Red Pepper Chicken ala Potako is now prepared.

Serve over rice, couscous, noodles, or whatever you like! Garnish with freshly chopped parsley or basil. Enjoy!