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Balsamic Chicken with Brussel Sprouts, Cranberries & Pumpkin Seeds 

This is an easy one-skillet meal that’s ready in 20 minutes.




3 tablespoons olive oil, divided; plus more if necessary

About 15 to 20 Brussel sprouts, trimmed and halved lengthwise

About 1 1/4 pounds boneless skinless chicken breast, diced into bite-sized pieces

1 large shallot, peeled and diced small

Salt and pepper to taste

1/4 cup balsamic vinegar

2 tablespoons honey

1/2 cup sun-dried tomatoes (dry, not oil-packed)

1/2 cup dried cranberries

1/2 cup candied or roasted pumpkin seeds (optional)




In a large skillet, add 2 tablespoons olive oil, brussel spouts with the cut side down, and cook over medium-high heat for about 4 to 5 minutes, or until seared and lightly golden brown.


Turn sprouts over and move them to one side of the pan. It’s okay if you have to pile them on top of each other.


Add remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil (plus more if necessary) on bare side of the pan and add the chicken, shallots, season everything with salt and pepper and cook for about 4 to 5 minutes or until chicken is 80 to 90% cooked through; stir and flip the chicken intermittently.


Evenly drizzle the balsamic vinegar, honey, and stir to combine.


Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for about 2 to 3 minutes or until chicken is cooked through and sprouts are crisp-tender.


Evenly sprinkle with sun-dried tomatoes, cranberries, pumpkin seeds, and stir to combine. 

Serve immediately. Dish is best warm and fresh but will keep airtight in the fridge for up to 5 days or in the freezer for up to 3 months.


Recipe from Averie Cooks


Shared by Denise Panter-Fixsen for educational purposes

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