foodie friday 5: balsamic chicken with spinach

i’m tempted to blog about the pizookie that is in the oven now (my clever roommate named it – i’ll leave you to figure it out for yourself), but i don’t want to leave you with the impression that all i ever do is bake. i do cook. occasionally.

i’m a big fan of soups because they freeze well, but this week i decided to step out and make a real meal. meat is expensive in norway and honestly, i don’t love the taste so i don’t cook meat often. but i had some swedish chicken (norwegians head over to sweden to buy cheap meat, beer and candy. it’s a fact.) and thought i should use it. thus:


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 2 (8-ounce) boneless, skinless chicken breasts, sliced
  • 8 ounces spinach
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1/3 cup chicken broth
  • 1/2 can chopped tomatoes with juice
  • 1 cups whole wheat couscous, cooked
  • Heat a large saute pan over medium-high heat. Add the olive oil and heat. Add the garlic and cook for 1 minute. Add the chicken and saute. Remove the chicken and set aside. To the same pan, add the spinach and cook just until wilted, about 1 to 2 minutes. Remove from the pan and set aside. Lower the heat to medium and add the balsamic vinegar and chicken broth to the pan and stir, scraping the bottom of the pan to remove any browned bits. Add the tomatoes, bring to a simmer and cook 3 to 5 minutes.

    Place the couscous in a serving bowl. Top with the spinach, chicken and balsamic-tomato sauce.

    (compliments of food network)

    1 comment
    1. Recipe Chefs said:

      I love food and I really enjoy reading your blog. Thanks for sharing this post. Feel free to check out our recipes.

      Family Recipes –

    Leave a Reply

    Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

    You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

    Google+ photo

    You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

    Twitter picture

    You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

    Facebook photo

    You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


    Connecting to %s

    %d bloggers like this: