Do you have very little time and need to prepare something to eat? We have a meal proposal that can be prepared both easily and on a budget!: Balsamic Chicken with tomatoes. Balsamic chicken and tomatoes are such a good duo that you will have learned a dish that you will constantly want to make and become your specialty. Moreover, in such a short time!
What you need to make this recipe:
The ingredients needed to prepare the balsamic chicken with tomatoes can easily be found in your home.
Chicken breasts or thighs: the main ingredient for the balsamic chicken and tomatoes recipe is chicken, of course. if you like skin, you can use it with skin. A crispy skin can be delicious. The size of the chicken doesn't matter, but don't forget to adjust the time accordingly.
Cherry or grape tomato: you can use raw or dried tomatoes. If you want to use dried tomatoes, we recommend Gourmet 212's oven roasted cherry tomatoes for balsamic chicken and tomatoes dish.
Basil, rosemary, and oregano: they should be fresh.
Balsamic vinegar and honey: These are necessary for balsamic chicken with tomatoes dish.
Garlic: you can adjust the amount according to your taste buds.
Whole grain mustard: like other chicken recipes, it will be very suitable for balsamic chicken with tomatoes recipe.
Olive oil: you are free to use other liquid oil, but it is olive oil that will suit the balsamic chicken and tomatoes best.
Salt and freshly ground black pepper: adjust to your taste.
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How to make Balsamic Chicken with Tomatoes
For this balsamic chicken and tomatoes recipe, first, mix the balsamic vinegar, olive oil, mustard and garlic in a baking dish that can be baked in the oven; add the fresh spices with salt and pepper. Lay the chicken in the vinegar mixture.
Marinate the chicken in the fridge for at least 4 hours,during which time, preheat the oven to 200 degrees C (473 K).
Cook in the preheated oven for about 30 minutes. Add the tomatoes to the baking dish and cook until the chicken is now white in the middle and the juices are clear. Then cook for about 10 more minutes. An instant-read thermometer placed in the center should read at least 165 degrees C (440 K). Fry the chicken in a single layer with the skin facing down. Cook the chicken for at least 2-3 minutes until nicely browned; more if necessary.
Bake for about 20-25 minutes. Remove from the oven, remove the stalks of the rosemary and let rest for about 5 minutes before serving. This allows the chicken to reabsorb some juices, making the chicken meat even more watery.
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What to serve with Balsamic Chicken and Tomatoes?
You can easily make the recipe for balsamic chicken with tomatoes into a menu. Balsamic chicken and tomatoes can be served with:
Salad with lots of greens. Especially the greens with large leaves will be very good next to a balsamic chicken with tomatoes dish.
Fresh crispy bread. What more do you need besides balsamic chicken and tomatoes?
Mashed potatoes. Especially the buttered mashed potatoes are delicious.
Vegetable strips. Low-carb pumpkins, carrots or boiled broccoli are very good alongside the recipe for balsamic chicken with tomatoes.
What is balsamic vinegar? And why is it so delicious?
Balsamic vinegar, which is unique to Italy, adds a unique flavor to the dishes, as well as is very beneficial for health.
The name balsamic, which comes from a good smell that means “balsorum”, is a type of vinegar obtained by boiling grape extract and taking on a dense consistency. This type of vinegar, which is different from normal known grape vinegar with its taste and consistency, is a vinegar that is quite laborious and requires a long time to make.
Specially produced grapes are used in the production of balsamic vinegar, which is known for its specificity to Italy. Balsamic vinegar making, which is almost as difficult as wine making, is one of the vinegar varieties that many people especially prefer with its benefits to the body.
Making balsamic vinegar requires more patient and a proper environment compared to preparing other vinegars. In order to achieve quality results when making balsamic vinegar, it is an important detail to know that it should be done in barrels made from oak wood. It is believed that the unique aroma that balsamic vinegar possesses is derived from barrels such as chestnuts and mulberries.
Providing the Trebbiano and Lumbrusco grapes necessary for balsamic vinegar is a must. Grape extract obtained by crushing the grapes in a strainer should be boiled in wooden barrels for about a day. Boiled grape extract is taken into barrels and left for at least 6 months to gain the flavor of the vinegar. The flavor of balsamic vinegar is also affected by the aroma added by the tree used in the construction of the wooden barrel placed in it.
That is why your dish of balsamic chicken and tomatoes will be delicious.
Tips for recipe success
There are some tips to make balsamic chicken with tomatoes more delicious.
- Depending on the quality of balsamic vinegar, the quality of the dish may also vary, so choose to buy high quality balsamic vinegar. When choosing balsamic vinegar, look for a reasonably priced bottle from Modena, Italy. The more expensive varieties are labeled as Aceto Balsamico Tradizionale di Modena. Avoid the cheapest balsamic you can find; cheaper varieties are much more likely to contain sulfide as preservatives.
- Turn one side of the chicken after it is crispy, so that both sides will be crispy.
- Do not use too much Rosemary, it will block the other flavors.
- Keep a food thermometer in your home and cook the inside of the chicken until it shows 165 degrees C. If you leave it for longer, it may not be juicy.