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Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Grilled Chicken with Bacon Balsamic Glaze

Oh 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
Printable Recipe 
4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
garlic salt
olive oil
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***


Michael Toa said...

Bacon? yes!!! This recipe looks so delicious. yum. Have a great day. Michael

Big Dude said...

I like it. If I could only eat one meat for the rest of my life, it would be bacon.

Cranberry Morning said...

If only I'd opened this post before putting my chicken in the crockpot with rosemary and lemon! Next time...BTW my husband loves bacon too, so I know he'll go for this! :-)

Pam said...

Yum!!! Love chicken with balsamic and bacon just takes it over the edge. I'll be trying this!

Mary said...

There would be world peace if everyone could begin the day with bacon. The chicken sounds better than wonderful. I hope you are having a great day. Blessings...Mary

StephenC said...

Sounds very good. No chicken for us this week, though. It's going to be all about the turkey (and I'm not talking about my brother-in-law).

Pam said...

Everything is better with bacon - this chicken looks and sounds amazing!

Ma What's 4 dinner said...

I'm so hungry right now...this may have just pushed me right over the edge. Delish!!!

Lots of yummy love,
Alex aka Ma What's For Dinner

Cheeseboy said...

I'll eat anything with bacon and a glaze.

Chris said...

That looks and sounds baconlicious Jenn!

I stuck two pieces of bacon in the waffle maker this morning and then poured the waffle batter over it. Trevor reported that it was the best waffle ever.

Mary said...

Bacon Balsamic?! Oh my.... I am all over this recipe. Maybe I should just rename my blog, recipes that Jenn made first and I wanted to eat immediately. Have an awesome day, girl!