Oh bacon....how I love you so. You make everything taste so wonderfully good. Even mixed with balsamic vinegar, you can still steal the show!
This glaze is amazingly simple and of course, since I'm posting it, you know it's amazingly good too. You can use this glaze on chicken, beef, or pork. Hell, if you are feeling really adventurous, you could even put it on fish or shrimp :) A little goes a long way though, so even though you may look and say, "oh, that's just not enough sauce" (which I did), believe me, it is the perfect amount for four pieces of chicken.
And, as always, there's no need to grill the chicken, you can either pan fry it or bake it. You might even want to try pouring a little of the glaze over the chicken about 5 minutes before taking out of the oven, if you go that route....I'm betting it would be DEEEE-licious!!
Grilled Chicken with Bacon Balsamic Glaze
Adapted from Robin Miller, Food Network
4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
4 slices of bacon, diced
1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
1/2 cup beef stock or broth
2 teaspoons cornstarch
Preheat grill to 400 degrees F. Rub both sides of the chicken with olive oil, then season with garlic salt and pepper. Place directly over the fire and grill for 5-8 minutes per side or until the chicken is no longer pink in the middle.
Meanwhile, in a skillet over medium heat, add the bacon and cook until browned and crisp. (I drained the majority of the grease that was in the pan, but Robin does not tell you to do so in her recipe) Add the balsamic and bring to a simmer for five minutes, or until the liquid reduces. In a small bowl add the broth and cornstarch, whisking until the cornstarch is completely dissolved, and add to skillet. Simmer 2 minutes bringing to a bowl, until sauce thickens. Remove from heat and spoon sauce over chicken. Enjoy!
***By the way...if you want more ways to cook with bacon then you could ever imagine....check out this 100 recipes for the ultimate bacon lover post, you will not be disappointed!! YUM***