Sunday, April 4, 2010

Balsamic Chicken

This is a recipe that my mom passed down to me.  After she retired, she spent a lot of time typing in all her favorite recipes, as well as recipes that her mother passed down to her.  She printed the pages and put them in page holders, and then the pages went into a large binder.  I love having my mom's cooking wisdom all in one place.  I've put my own recipes in the binder's pockets; one day I hope to make the same sort of cookbook for my daughters!

With pepper prices so high now due to the cold Florida winter, I'd leave them out in order to save money.  It will still be delicious!

Balsamic Chicken

4 skinless, boneless chicken breasts
1 large onion, cut into eighths
1 green or red pepper, seeded and cut into 1-inch pieces
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/3 cup balsamic vinegar
1 tbsp. brown sugar
2 tsp. olive oil
1/2 tsp. freshly ground black pepper

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  Place chicken breasts in a 2-qt. baking pan and cover with onions and pepper pieces.  Sprinkle garlic on top.  In a small bowl, whisk together balsamic vinegar, sugal, oil, and pepper.  Pour mixture over chicken and vegetables.  Bake 35 to 40 minutes or until chicken is fully cooked.

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Cole April 5, 2010 at 11:07 PM  

That does look really good!! Maybe I'll save it until summer when my peppers grow so I won't have to buy them. :-)

Melissa April 6, 2010 at 7:09 AM  

That sounds very good! I have a similar recipe for the stovetop, but it's great to know it can be made in the oven, as well.

I know what you mean about the price of peppers. I think they're $3.99/pound this week. Grape tomatoes are as expensive as I've ever seen them, too.

Lisa@BlessedwithGrace April 6, 2010 at 9:08 PM  

Such a simple recipe and I bet it is full of flavor. Thanks for sharing your recipe and linking to Tempt My Tummy Tuesday.

Kathleen April 9, 2010 at 7:40 PM  

This recipe sounds delicious! I love that you mom made you a recipe book!

Nicole Feliciano April 9, 2010 at 8:23 PM  

What a great list of links! Thanks for the recipe and thanks for being a great contributor to Momtrends! Next month is food month and I've got lots of foodie ideas to share. Stay tuned!

And for any other commenters--join the fun every Friday at

Scatteredmom April 9, 2010 at 9:25 PM  

That sounds so yummy! Thank you for including Food Revolution Fridays in your links. All people have to do is link up to it with a post for a chance to win, too! :) I'll have to try your recipe some time for sure.

MrsJenB April 10, 2010 at 9:23 AM  

What a fantastic gift, having your mother's recipes like that. I've told my husband, as much as I like the idea of keeping my recipes and ideas on the computer, the best part about it would be to be able to pass them on one day. I hope I get the opportunity!

Anonymous,  December 28, 2013 at 9:07 PM  

sounds delicious and easy, two of my favorite things when cooking!

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