Balsamic Chicken (improved!)

balsamic chicken and brussels sprout

While my first attempt at Balsamic Chicken was good, it wasn’t great.  Using balsamic vinegar, only, was a bit much for Bob.  For me, it was just missing . . . . complexity?  

I knew it was something that could be improved upon.

And true to how I roll, I still wanted SIMPLE.

This version is a great improvement from the last, in my eyes.  Versatile, delicious and simple!

balsamic chicken and tomatoes

Balsamic Chicken and Tomatoes

  • 1 lb. chicken breasts
  • 1 box Pomi chopped tomatoes (or 2 cans of diced tomatoes)
  • 1/4 c. balsamic vinegar
  • 1 T. garlic, minced
  • dash of sea salt and black ground pepper

Directions:  Place everything in a slow cooker.  Cook on low for 6-8 hours, or high for 4-5 hours.

You can serve as is, or shred the chicken in the slow cooker first.

For dinner, I served this along side roasted carnival squash and a side salad.  Another night, I paired the chicken with some roasted brussels sprouts.

balsamic chicken and brussels sprout

Also, I tried a new twist when roasting the brussels sprouts.  Sarah at The Smart Kitchen had recently posted a recipe for Orange Mustard Soy Roasted Cabbage.  I decided to try this out on brussels sprouts (although, I’m definitely going to give roasted cabbage a whirl soon!), since I’m up to my ears in them.

brussels sprouts

I mean, how can you pass this up???  I was immediately on my phone letting fellow blog-friends in the neighborhood know about the great deal.

Anyways, Sarah’s idea for this marinade/sauce was delicious!!

I’m also using leftover balsamic chicken for lunch.  I plan on bringing it to work to top off my salad made of spinach leaves, shredded cabbage, sliced portobello mushrooms and goat cheese.

I love versatile dishes like this.  It makes luches or weeknight dinners easy yet mouth-watering.  Just what I need right about now!  Happy Monday!

P.S.  For those who might also be going . . . I’m registered for the Blend Retreat in May!  :)


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  1. says

    Hope you are enjoying this amazing weather! I saw that bin of Brussel sprouts at Marinaon’s on Sunday. Ha ha! Your chicken looks wonderful. I have some flavored balsamics that I think would be great for chicken. I will add this to our weeknight list.

  2. says

    88 cents!?!?!?! I would have taken the case!

    DUDE. Roasted cabbage is insane good. It doesn’t even need anything but oil and salt and pepper, like all roasted veggies. I could eat a whole head of it. Grilled is even better.

  3. says

    oh wow! this looks amaazing! I am always looking for new chicken recipes and I love the flavor of balsamic vin!

    now I just need to get a slow cooker/ crock pot! :)

    (also, thanks for all of the supportive comments on my blog. It means a lot to me.)

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