Balsamic Agave Chicken

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I am thrilled to be sharing this month’s Secret Recipe Club recipe from the beautiful site Mangia.  Chelsy, the voice behind Mangia shares fabulous recipes such as Zucchini Apple Walnut Muffins and Maple Coconut Granola just to name a few.   The funny thing is at the last reveal in December she featured Mother Thyme.  So how fitting that I get to share her lovely site on Mother Thyme today.  

I am featuring Balsamic Agave Chicken from Mangia.  This chicken recipe has actually become one of our favorites and I have made this recipe several times.  Each time I make this for the twins Tyler says Mmmmm!  Translation- so good!  

I just love the combination of balsamic vinegar with the sweet agave nectar.  It is a simple dish to prepare and has such incredible flavor.  This chicken is perfect with a side of rice and greens or my favorite way, sliced on top of an arugula salad with fresh strawberries, goat cheese, almond slivers and a balsamic reduction.  

Simply delicious!  

Balsamic Agave Chicken
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1/2 cup Balsamic vinegar
2 tablespoons agave nectar
1 tablespoon olive oil
4 boneless, skinless chicken breast
Salt and pepper to taste

In a small bowl whisk together balsamic vinegar, agave nectar, olive oil.  Season chicken with salt and pepper and place in a baking dish.  Pour marinade over chicken and marinate in refrigerator for 2-3 hours.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  Bake chicken for 30-40 minutes until chicken is thoroughly cooked and internal temperature is at least 165 degrees F.  

Serve with a side of rice and greens or top on an arugula salad with sliced strawberries, goat cheese, almond slivers and a balsamic reduction.  To make a balsamic reduction place desired amount of good quality balsamic vinegar in a saucepan.  Cook on medium low heat, stirring occasionally until liquid reduces to half, about 10 minutes.  Remove from heat and set aside to cool.  

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  1. Jennifer! I am so glad that you love this recipe! I love it as well! It is soooooo delicious. It is my go to quick chicken recipe on the nights of the week that I am super busy! Glad your kids enjoy it too!

  2. Refreshing, simple and delicious! Couldn’t be better!!

  3. This looks really, really good!!

  4. What a simple dish can see why you’ve made it more than once, it looks delicious!

  5. Sounds great, a perfect week night meal! Beautiful photos!

  6. It sounds very simple, and yet so delicious. Would love to try this, next time chicken is on the menu!

  7. This is a meal that I would truly love…especially with how you presented it. Strawberries, goat cheese and balsamic are a combination made in heaven!

  8. Looks great and so easy too!

  9. Great choice for SRC, this looks so delicious! So glad to be in Group C with you! :)

  10. This sounds delicious. What a great pick for SRC. I bet this is a family favorite now!

  11. What a pretty plate. I love that just a few ingredients can make something so tasty!

  12. WOW – this chicken looks simply divine! Glad to be part of SRC group C with you!

  13. A wonderful dish! I love such flavors.



  14. Ooh, I just bought some agave for the first time, and I love balsamic!!

  15. Oh it just looks amazing. So delicious and perfectly cooked. I love using balsamic on my meats! Awesome

  16. Oh and so glad you liked the post I did on your blog! You really have an amazing site here and beautiful pictures!

  17. The flavors of balsamic and agave sounds perfect on the chicken.

    If you haven’t already, I’d love for you to check out my Group ‘A’ SRC entry: Crunchy Fudgy Heart Bites

    Cook Lisa Cook

  18. What a gorgeous recipe for SRC. It sounds so fresh and clean – and something I could seriously use after the hearty winter meals I’ve been indulging in.

  19. This looks wonderful ! I am definitely putting this on my list of things I “must” make! Visiting from SRC.

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