Grilled Chicken Breasts with Strawberry Red Wine Balsamic Sauce
The sweetness of strawberries blended with the flavors of balsamic vinegar and red wine makes a rich sauce in minutes. This is a strawberry recipe to keep handy for entertaining but is also easy enough to enjoy for a weeknight dinner.
- 1 package (16 ounces or 3 cups) Driscoll's Strawberries, divided
- 4 teaspoons light olive or vegetable oil, divided
- 2/3 cups sliced shallots
- 1 clove garlic, pressed or chopped
- 1 small bay leaf
- 1/2 teaspoons dried thyme leaves
- 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
- 1/3 cups red wine
- 3/4 cups chicken broth
- 1 1/2 teaspoons cornstarch
- 2 teaspoons cold water
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- 4 skinless, boneless chicken breasts (4 to 5 ounces)
- Coat chicken with remaining 2 teaspoons oil; season lightly with salt and pepper.
- Grill or broil 4 to 5 minutes per side, until internal temperature is 170°F.
- Serve chicken surrounded by remaining sliced berries and warm strawberry sauce.
- Hull and slice strawberries. Set aside.
- Heat 2 teaspoons oil in a small saucepan over medium-high heat.
- Add shallots, garlic, bay leaf and thyme and stir until lightly browned, 2 to 3 minutes.
- Add 3/4 cup sliced strawberries and cook for 1 minute, stirring constantly. Add balsamic vinegar and simmer 1 minute.
- Add wine and simmer until liquid is reduced to about half.
- Add broth and simmer 5 minutes. Whisk cornstarch and water together. Add mixture to saucepan and boil for 1 minute, stirring until thickened. Strain sauce and season with salt and pepper. Reheat just before serving.
Quick Easy & Delicious. Chicken is moist. Pairs nicely with brown rice. One hiccup however, I found how this recipe was posted caused for some initial confusion (at least imho). It seemed as if the last half of the recipe was posted at the beginning and the start of the recipe was in the middle! You want to start @ the line that reads: "Hull and slice strawberries. Set aside." Then continue to follow recipe as written and after you Strain the sauce you want to go back to the start of the recipe ("Coat chicken with remaining 2 teaspoons oil...) & continue on from there.