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Honey Balsamic Chicken Recipe

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Get ready for some yummy goodness – Honey Balsamic Chicken Recipe

Enjoy a healthy meal that is big on flavour #CHICKENDOTCA

I’m thrilled to announce that Powered by Mom is partnering with Chicken Farmers of Canada so that we can share with you some delicious Canadian chicken recipes, starting with this yummy Honey Balsamic Chicken recipe. Whether you’re trying to get back on track or stay on track with healthy eating for this new year, this Honey Balsamic Chicken recipe will be a great addition to your meal plans. Full of yummy goodness without the guilt.

Honey Balsamic Chicken recipe

I’m so excited about being an ambassador for many reasons, including well chicken recipes, we eat more chicken than any other protein. Why? There are endless ways to cook chicken, my family loves it, especially my picky eater my daughter. If she won’t eat anything else, I can always count on her eating chicken. If you have a picky eater, you know how challenging it can be to cook for them. She’s improved and is a little more adventurous with her choices, so now I can try new chicken recipes and share some of our favourites with you.

We also get to learn together about farming practices when it comes to raising chickens. I thought I knew more about this topic but as I’ve been reading through the Chicken.ca website I found out that I had only scratched the surface. There are several farming methods which I’m going to share now so we can all learn more about them together.

Brand Ambassador-EN (1)Free Range:  Free range birds must have access to the outdoors, but it can vary from farm to farm.

Free Run: Free run chickens do not necessarily need to be raised outside, but they are required to be able to move around freely within the barn. All chickens raised for meat in Canada are considered free run.

Grain Fed: This is more of a marketing tactic as all chicken in Canada is given grain fed, but some might boast special types of grain, such as vegetarian grain.

Halal: Meat that comes from chickens that are well-rested and handled in a way that minimizes suffering.

Hormone Free and/or Steroid Free: The use of hormones in raising chickens has been banned since the 1960s in Canada.

Kosher: Kosher means that the food meets Jewish dietary requirements.

Organic Chicken: Chicken that is sold as “organic” is raised to a specific standard as laid out by the Canadian General Standards Board, in addition to the standards set by a reputable organic certification board.  In general, organic chicken must be raised with at certified organic feed that contains no animal by-products or antibiotics and any supplements, such as vitamins, must be approved by a certification body.

Raised Without Antibiotics: The chicken was not treated in any way with antibiotics.

Vegetarian Grain Fed: Means that the feed given to the flock contains no animal by-products. The feed contains only vegetable protein such as soy.

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If you want to make sure that you’re buying only chicken raised by a Canadian chicken farmer, then make sure that your package of chicken has that logo. I never buy any chicken that is not from a Canadian chicken farmer. We have a regulating body to ensure the quality of our chicken, that gives me peace of mind.

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I have to admit I’ve been on a kick with using raw honey and incorporating into my recipes. Last week I did a Spicy Honey Glazed Chicken Drumsticks recipe which was a big hit at home, including with my picky eater. So I wanted to create a few more chicken recipes that had some honey goodness to them, but I also wanted to keep myself on track with my healthy eating. The Honey Balsamic Chicken recipe was born.

I went with boneless, skinless chicken tenders to make these as healthy as possible. Don’t worry though just because they’re healthy doesn’t mean they lack in flavour. These are so tasty you’ll want to make extra!

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You can serve this tasty recipe with rice, quinoa, fingerling potatoes, really whatever you want. I decided to have it with some of our favourite vegetables, asparagus, carrots and grape tomatoes.

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Now, who is ready to make some delicious Honey Balsamic Chicken?

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Honey Balsamic Chicken with Veggies Recipe

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes

Ingredients

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  • 78 fresh chicken tenders (or choose your favorite cut)
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • ¼ cup balsamic vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp raw honey
  • Cayenne pepper flakes, to taste (I used 1 Tabl. a lot. We like ours extra spicy)*
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 10 oz pkg frozen asparagus tips (fresh if available) (can substitute green beans)
  • Matchstick carrots
  • 1/2 cup grape tomatoes, halved

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Pat chicken tenders dry and then brush with olive oil. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  3. Place in a baking pan. I like to use one with a rack, but it is not necessary.
  4. Bake approximately 20-25 minutes in a 350 degree oven or until internal temperature reaches 165 degrees – basically done.
  5. While chicken is in oven, combine the balsamic, honey, and red pepper flakes.
  6. Remove chicken from oven and transfer to a large skillet. Pour the balsamic mixture over the chicken. Bring to a boil.
  7. Reduce heat to simmer and continue cooking until the mixture thickens and resembles a syrup. Turn chicken often as it is simmering.
  8. Remove chicken and set aside.
  9. Add asparagus and carrots to the skillet with the sauce. Salt and pepper to taste and cook approximately 5 mins. Stir often to coat in the sauce. Carrots should remain crisp, but not hard.
  10. Remove from skillet and combine with chicken tenders. Add the sliced grape tomatoes.
  11. Spoon the extra sauce over the chicken and veggies.
  12. Serve alone or with rice.
  13. Enjoy!

Notes

*Adjust Cayenne Pepper according to your preference of spiciness. If serving to children, you will certainly want to adjust. I used one tablespoon, and it is very spicy!

If you prefer more sauce as a coating, simply double the amounts of balsamic vinegar and raw honey.

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If you’re a visual learner like I am here are a few of photos to show some of the steps of the recipe so you can see for yourself how easy it is to make a healthy but yummy meal like this Honey Balsamic Chicken. For more chicken recipe inspiration make sure to check out some of these tastebud tantalizing recipes on the Chicken.ca website HERE.

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Remember you use the same pan/skillet for the veggies that you used for the chicken and honey balsamic sauce.

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If you want to find out more about all things chicken related, make sure to follow Chicken.ca on their social media channels.

Facebook: Canadian Chicken | Twitter: @ChickenFarmers | Instagram: @ChickenDotCA | Pinterest: ChickenDotCA.

If you try our Honey Balsamic Chicken recipe make sure to let us know how you liked it. Feel free to share your favourite chicken recipes in the comments, we also love to try new yummy recipes.

Disclosure: I am participating in the Chicken Farmers of Canada campaign managed by SJ Consulting. I received compensation in exchange for my participation in this campaign. The opinions on this blog are my own.

By on January 23rd, 2017

About Powered by Mom

I’m Michelle aka Powered by Mom. I’m married with one daughter, my hubby was my high school sweetheart, our two dogs Nyx and Cleo and our cat Oliver. As you can see we’re a family of animal lovers. We love to travel when we can, try different food and activities all over the world and enjoy being together. My passions are writing, travelling, creating new recipes, encouraging people to adopt not shop and just to enjoy life while we can.

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92 thoughts on “Honey Balsamic Chicken Recipe”

  1. This looks amazing! Pinning it! Thanks for linking up at the Home Matters Link Party! We hope to see you again next week:) #HomeMattersParty

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  2. I tried this recipe yesterday and it was very good and it has become a monthly dish for us, it was easy to make and worth the wait

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  3. WOW!!! Another easy, and very delicious-sounding recipe! I’m always looking for new things to do with chicken! This is healthy too! YAY!!! Thanks! Pinned!!!

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  4. Chicken is always on my weekly menu, so I’m always looking for different recipes to change up the chicken recipes. This is one I’m adding to my recipe box. Thank for sharing.

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  5. This looks so delicious. I love balsamic included in dishes. I don’t think my family would eat the asparagus but that’s ok because it means more for me.

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  6. I have to say I learned quite a bit from reading your article! I also thought I knew more about chicken farming, but after reading about it, I realized I didn’t really know much of anything ..lol

    The recipes look great! I love chicken anything!! I think I have always underrated balsamic vinegar and I’m going to vow to try it a lot more often. I really appreciate you sharing all the great information!

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  7. I love this recipe and will definitely use it. I wish in a way that I lived in Canada, because figuring out which meats here are halal, non-GMO, non-antibiotic, etc., is such a difficult task, as labeling seems to be at will.

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  8. This looks absolutely yummy. Cannot wait to give it a try. Always on the look out for new recipes to try. And this will be great/

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  9. Being raised on a farm with all kinds of animals I love to eat organic and love knowing that my food is as fresh as it can be. This recipe will become one of my favorite now I love that the whole plate looked so yummy and we eat with our eyes first!

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  10. I like the free run chicken. This recipe looks so delicious and low carb. I like that I usually have these ingredients on hand. Pinning it so I can make it later, thanks.

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  11. I really like the combination of asparagus and balsamic flavoring. Very complimentary in my book and the entire recipe looks delicious!

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  12. Good tips I love this- I’ve recently been testing out soy sauces to make dinner and different oils. It’s been going well- and you can’t go wrong with a stir fry

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  13. that dish looks amazing! i have some chicken tenderloins which i need to cook but really wishing i had some asparagus and tomatoes. i love roasting tomatoes. they bring out such great flavor!

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  14. I made this and my family loved it, it was so good but I barely put in any cayane pepper as I don’t like things too spicy!

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  15. Thanks so much for the Chicken classifications. I always wondered what the differences were and it will make my shopping for chicken different from now on. The recipe sounds awesome and will be a future dish on our table. Thanks!

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  16. This looks amazing, very delicious recipe. I like balsamic vinegar, i like honey, and I like chicken.
    Would definitely like this.

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  17. This looks so good, I’m getting really hungry. I don’t normally cook with honey, but I’ll definitely try it to recreate this dinner.

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  18. I made the honey balsamic chicken and it was yummy. My husband who hates the smell of any kind of vinegar thought this was the best chicken he had had in a long time. He was shocked that I used balsamic. We have a convert.

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  19. Pinned this and will definitely be making for dinner next week. This has all of our favorite elements and it will be at hit in our house. Thank you!

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  20. This looks so good! What a great weeknight meal. I wonder, does the US import chicken from Canada? I’ll start looking for that seal on the chicken we buy!

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  21. Chicken is one of the only meats i eat, so I am always looking for new recipes. this looks so good, and its something new for us to try. thanks for sharing.

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  22. I have been looking for more good chicken recipes. This one sounds good I would use less of the Cayenne pepper flakes we do not like really spicy foods.

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  23. Thanks for the recipe – I wonder if I could also substitute snap peas and mushroom for the veggies. . . I will definitely try this!

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  24. I’m always interested in expanding my repertoire when it comes to chicken recipes. I liked learning of the different farming methods.

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  25. This looks yummy. I wonder if this recipe could be made in the crock pot? I love to eat my chicken from the crock pot because it keeps so moist.

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  26. This looks really delicious. I am on a high protein diet and this would fit into it perfectly. I have lost 78 pounds so far in the last year and hope to lose 100 this year. Thank you for sharing it! Pinning for sure!!

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  27. We love chicken and balsamic too.. And, I’m alway looking for new recipes.
    This sounds pretty good..lucky for me I don’t have picky eaters..that’s a blessing.
    Thanks

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  28. This looks delicious. I like the note to reduce the amount of cayenne pepper if you (or those you are cooking for) don’t like spicy foods. My son says I am a “spicy wimp,” since I can’t eat anything hot/spicy. For my personal taste, I would not use any cayenne pepper. The vegetable pairing goes well with chicken and also makes a nice presentation on the plate.

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  29. Goodness you just made me SOOO hungry! I love cooking with honey, and I adore balsamic so this is absolutely going into my menu planning! Pinning for future reference.
    Thanks!

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