Can I just say that right now, at this point in my life, balsamic vinaigrette is my go to choice for marinating? I am OBSESSED! I use the Kraft Sweet Balsamic Vinaigrette because it adds a sweet yet savoury flavour to my dishes. I recently started adding rosemary because one of my best friend's is growing it in her backyard. So after church I stopped by and grabbed a bunch that I'm still using. I also topped this recipe off with roasted cranberries because that pop of flavour in every bite is to die for! Marinating aside, this recipe can be accomplished in one hour or less! Yes, dinner really can be this easy! I prefer to marinate overnight for optimum flavour then I usually pour the marinade over the chicken while it cooks. What you get is one moist piece of meat!
I cut my chicken into strips because I still don't have confidence in myself to cook the breast whole and get juicy soft chicken. I actually own a cookbook entitled, "50 Shades of Chicken". I haven't tried any of the recipes yet, but this definitely should be one of them if it isn't already. When it’s this effortless to make something so lip smackingly good with ingredients that are basic pantry essentials, frozen meals and home delivery aren’t even a passing thought. No matter how nuts your household is at dinner time, no matter how tired you are, no matter how irritating and incompetent your boss is, how bad the commute home was, how miserable the weather is – you got this. This is one for busy weeknights, lazy Sundays, and every other day in between. This dish would be perfect for a romantic Valentine's Day dinner for two. So if you're not too "chicken" let's get cooking!
Rosemary Balsamic Chicken
- 1 lb skinless boneless chicken breast - defrosted
- 1/4 cup Kraft Sweet Balsamic Vinaigrette
- 2 stems fresh rosemary
- Handful dried cranberries for garnishing
- 1 freezer bag for marinating
- Allow chicken to marinate in vinaigrette and fresh rosemary for at least 30 minutes.
- Heat a skillet and coat with non-stick spray.
- When pot is hot, add chicken with the marinade to the pot. Cook on medium heat on both sides until tender and fully cooked.
- Serve and enjoy!