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Strawberry Balsamic Chicken Thighs

  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 40 min
  • Servings 6

Never thought of putting strawberries and balsamic together outside of a salad bowl? Think again! This colorful supper packs fresh flavor into every bite. ...MORE+ LESS-

Ingredients

6
boneless skinless chicken thighs (1 1/4 lb)
2
tablespoons olive oil
1
teaspoon salt
1/2
teaspoon ground black pepper
6
oz fresh mozzarella cheese, sliced
2
green onions, whites and greens separated, sliced on the bias
16
oz fresh strawberries, stemmed and halved
1
tablespoon honey
1
tablespoon balsamic vinegar
4
cups chopped stemmed kale

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 425°F. Spray rimmed sheet pan with cooking spray.
  • 2
    In large bowl, mix chicken, 1 tablespoon of the olive oil, 1/2 teaspoon of the salt and 1/4 teaspoon of the pepper. Place in pan in single layer. Roast 15 to 17 minutes or until juice of chicken is clear when center of thickest part is cut (at least 165°F). Remove pan from oven. Top chicken thighs with mozzarella slices; bake 4 to 6 minutes longer or until cheese melts. Top with green onion greens.
  • 3
    Meanwhile, in 12-inch skillet, heat remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil over medium-high heat. Add strawberries, green onion whites, remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt and remaining 1/4 teaspoon pepper; cook 3 to 4 minutes, gently stirring occasionally, until strawberries brown on edges and begin to break down.
  • 4
    In small bowl, mix honey and vinegar. Add kale to skillet; drizzle honey mixture over kale. Cook 1 to 2 minutes, stirring occasionally, until kale begins to wilt. Serve mixture with chicken thighs.

Expert Tips

  • Curly green kale and lacinato kale are both good choices for this recipe.
  • Save some time by using presliced fresh mozzarella.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
290
Calories from Fat
130
% Daily Value
Total Fat
15g
23%
Saturated Fat
5g
26%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
110mg
36%
Sodium
670mg
28%
Potassium
390mg
11%
Total Carbohydrate
12g
4%
Dietary Fiber
2g
8%
Sugars
8g
Protein
27g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
30%
30%
Vitamin C
50%
50%
Calcium
25%
25%
Iron
10%
10%
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 1/2 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1/2 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 2 1/2 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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