Thursday, May 31, 2012

Balsamic Chicken and Gravy with Baby Bellas Recipe



I've had a huge craving for mashed potatoes and gravy lately. Not the typical kind, something extremely different. I wasn't sure how this was going to turn out, but I ended up loving it! Balsamic is one of my favorites, but I've only used it with pasta or bruschetta, so experimenting with it is new to me. I also love fresh basil and I really needed to use some up. The leaves on my plant are huge as you can see in the pic below!


 My daughter loved this meal just as much as I did. She even asked for the leftovers the next day for lunch. I hope you enjoy!

Balsamic Chicken and Gravy with Baby Bellas (print recipe)

What you need:
1 1/2 tablespoons butter
1 tablespoons olive oil
2 large chicken breasts, cut into four portions
4 cloves garlic, minced
4 ounces baby bellas, sliced
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
1/2 cup white cooking wine
1 1/2 cups chicken broth
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1 tablespoon fresh basil, chopped
1 tablespoon fresh oregano, chopped
salt and pepper

Season chicken breasts with salt and pepper. In a large skillet over medium high heat, melt butter, and start to brown chicken breasts. After a few minutes when breasts are browned on each side, add garlic and baby bellas and continue to saute over medium heat. After 5 minutes, add balsamic and continue to saute for another 3 minutes. Add chicken broth and wine and bring to a boil. (Reserve some of the broth/wine mixture to mix cornstarch). When it starts boiling, mix cornstarch with reserved liquid until smooth and add to broth mixture along with the basil and oregano. (you keep the chicken breasts in the pan the entire cooking time.) When broth thickens to gravy, remove from heat and serve over mashed potatoes, rice or pasta!

This recipe was shared at:
Recipe Round Up at Gooseberry Patch
Full Plate Thursday at Miz Helen's Country Cottage
Thursdays Treasures at Recipes For My Boys
Whatcha Whipped Up Wednesday at DJ's Sugar Shack
Creative Thursday at  Michelle's Tasty Creations
Cast Party Wednesday at Lady Behind the Curtain
Recipe Linky at Newlyweds
Totally Tasty Tuesdays at Mandy's Recipe Box
Tuesday Talent Show at Chef in Training
Mix it up Monday at Flour me with Love
Foodie Friday at Simple Living
Fabulous Friday at My Crowded Kitchen
Weekend Potluck at Sunflower Supper Club

10 comments:

  1. Once again you have a great recipe posted. Thanks for the good food. Come and visit us. We have some wonderful things to share with you this week.

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    1. Thanks so much! I will be stopping by :)

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  2. This looks like my kind of meal! I have been eatting a ton of baby bella's! Pure deliciousness! I am co-hosting a Fabulous Friday Party and I would love if you would share this! http://www.serenabakessimplyfromscratch.com/2012/06/fabulous-friday-party.html

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    1. Thanks so much Serena! I love baby bellas and this is a perfect way to use them! So glad you are co-hosting fabulous Friday and I actually linked this up about the same time you commented lol!

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  3. The gravy is such a nice touch to this comfort food meal. Thanks for sharing it on foodie friday.

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    1. Thanks for hosting! This is the perfect comfort food!

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  4. Oh My! I could eat it all in a bowl! I can just taste this amazing meal now! Thank you for sharing on Thursday's Treasures Week 37! Hope to see you again very soon. <3 and hugs! http://www.recipesformyboys.com/2012/06/thursdays-treasures-week-37.html

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    1. Your welcome! I could eat it all in a bowl too! :)

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  5. Sheena, I love fresh basil and those leaves are huge! This sounds delish! Thanks for sharing at Creative Thursday.

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    1. Thanks!! I love basil too and could put it in everything!! :)

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