Balsamic Chicken and Vegetables

By Nikki Sheriff

We know how easy it is to resort to take-out on a busy weekday evening, but why bother? This tasty and simple low-carb meal can be ready in no time.

Balsamic Chicken and Vegetables
Ingredients
  • 1.25 lbs chicken tenders

  • 2 TBSP olive oil

  • 1/3 cup light Italian dressing

  • 3 TBSP balsamic vinegar

  • 2 TBSP honey

  • Generous pinch of red pepper flakes

  • Pepper to taste

  • 1 bundle asparagus, trimmed and cut into 2-inch pieces

  • 1 1/2 cups shredded carrots

  • 1 cup of halved grape tomatoes

Directions
  1. Whisk dressing, vinegar, honey, and seasonings together.

  2. Heat olive oil over medium-high heat. Cook chicken for 8 minutes, flipping halfway through. Add half the dressing mixtures, and toss to coat chicken. Remove chicken onto a platter.

  3. Add asparagus and carrots and sauté for 5 minutes. Remove and add to the platter with the chicken and top with the halved tomatoes.

  4. Add remaining dressing and cook 1 minute or until thickened. Pour over chicken and vegetables and serve.


Nutritional Facts

Servings
6
For 1/6 the recipe
Calories - 375
Total Fat - 23g
Saturated Fat - 4g
Sodium - 514mg
Carbohydrates - 15g
Dietary Fiber - 2g
Sugars - 11g
Protein - 27g

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2 replies

ohneclue
ohneclue 2017-01-13 21:58:19 -0600 Report

I don't know who thought added sugars worth 7 of the 11 carbs in this recipe was important and worth it. This simply is NOT my idea of a worthwhile diabetic friendly recipe with 7 grams per serving of ADDED sugars but that's just me. There's also more heart disease causing fructose in the honey and that probably help is to explain why there's a 60% positive correlation between diabetes and heart disease especially when they prepare high heart disease causing fructose recipes like this one. This is basically disgusting. If you leave out the sugars of balsamic vinegar and honey, the carbs are 4 grams.