Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Recipe of the Week!

Balsamic Chicken with Spinach and Couscous:


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 2 (8-ounce) boneless, skinless chicken breasts, halved
  • 8 ounces baby spinach
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1/3 cup low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 cup low-sodium canned chopped tomatoes with juice
  • 2 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 cook about 4 minutes per side, or until cooked through and juices run clear. 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.

My Review

As you can see in the picture above I substituted real tomatoes for the canned. I wouldn't do this again, I didn't like it because the vinegar stayed to watery and the tomatoes didn't taste good. Everything else was excellent. The chicken was the best part. I would make this recipe again but follow the original recipe for the sauce, or just cut it altogether. Either way would be excellent, I'm pretty sure!


  1. I'm enjoying the recipes! :) We made tried making calzones last night, and they were quite delish!

  2. Erin, I'm so glad I found your blog! Thanks for "following" me on my blog, not really sure how all that works, haha.

  3. Sarah...I have an amazing recipe for next week. I really can't wait to post it! and Rachel...I'm pretty pumped about my blog. I'm glad you are reading it!

  4. Erin, This recipe sounds really good. You will have to make it for us the next time that you come home!!