I found this beaut when resorting to my best friend Google this afternoon. I literally typed in the search box “Unique Chicken Tender Recipes” And here comes along this amazing blog called “Budget Bytes” http://www.budgetbytes.com/ . It is very clever, witty, and filled with great tips! I think I found my new obsession! So many great recipes and ideas, its a wonder I haven’t found it before now!
1.5 Lbs Chicken Tenders
1/4 Cup + 2 Tbsp Balsamic Vinegar
1 Garlic Clove; minced
2 Tbsp Olive Oil
Salt & Pepper
1 Tbsp Butter
3 Tbsp Honey
Pour 1/4 Cup of the balsamic vinegar into a large bowl.
Add olive oil and minced garlic…
Then stir in a pinch of salt and pepper.
Add chicken tenders to the marinade….
Tossing to coat.
Cover with plastic wrap and allow to marinate at least 30 minutes.
While you wait, poke around in your garden or yard to kill some time!
Look at them bad boys…. were getting there…. a bit late in the season but progress none the less!
Okay that’s enough!
Gaaaaah patio kitty wont let us pass with out affection!!!!!
Alright, after all that the chicken should be nice and happy in its marinade so remove it from the fridge and heat up 1 Tbsp olive oil in a large saute pan over medium heat.
Add chicken tenders careful not to crowd the pan. As the original recipe states, you may have to cook them in batches (it took me two).
Cook over medium heat about 2-3 minutes each side or until thoroughly cooked.
Just look at those little gems!
Transfer the cooked chicken onto a clean plate and set aside while you finish cooking all of the chicken.
Reduce heat to medium low and stir in the remaining 2 Tbsp balsamic…
Then add the butter.
Stir the mixture while scraping the bottom of your skillet to deglaze the pan.
Once the mixture is all dissolved together, stir in the honey and increase the heat a little bit.
Allow to simmer until thickened stirring occasionally or five minutes.
Look at that magic!
Add the chicken back to the pan and toss in the balsamic honey glaze to coat evenly.
Arrange on a platter and pour the glaze over the chicken. I topped it with sliced green onions for look and a bit of flavor! Not necessary just something I had and wanted to toss in before they wilted.
Enjoy and be sure to check out http://www.budgetbytes.com … you wont regret it!