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Strawberry Balsamic Chicken Recipe

Strawberry Balsamic Chicken

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"Savory, sweet and simply divine. This stunning dish marries two amazing flavors in an amazing way, for easy but high-class food. Best when marinated for up to 24 hours in the fridge, but this recipe is designed for only an hour."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    1 hr
  • COOK

    20 mins

    1 hr 20 mins


  1. In a medium bowl, stir together the yogurt, 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar, sugar, pepper, cinnamon and salt. Place chicken breast halves in a shallow baking dish, and pour the sauce over them. Refrigerate for 1 hour, turning chicken over half way through.
  2. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Scrape the marinade off of the chicken breasts, and place them into the hot oil. Quickly brown the chicken on both sides, then reduce the heat to medium-low, cover, and cook until chicken is no longer pink and juices run clear, about 15 minutes. Remove from heat, and let rest for 3 minutes.
  3. While the chicken is cooking, transfer the marinade to a saucepan. Bring to a low simmer over medium heat. Remove stems from strawberries, and slice thinly so they will fan nicely. Set aside.
  4. Slice chicken breasts on the diagonal into 1/2 inch thick slices. Place on serving plates, and sprinkle with lemon juice. Spoon about 2 tablespoons of the marinade over each chicken breast, and fan one sliced strawberry over the top. Garnish with a sprinkle of fresh mint and parsley. If you really love balsamic vinegar, finish the dish off with an artful drizzle.
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  • The nutrition data for this recipe includes information for the full amount of the marinade ingredients. Depending on marinating time, ingredients, cooking method, etc., the actual amount of the marinade consumed will vary.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Feb 15, 2006

Wish I could give this recipe 10 stars! It was sooooo good. I let the chicken marintate in the yogurt suace for 24 hours and it came out so moist and juicy. Also, to the sauce I added a splash of tabasco and garnished with a sprinkling of chili powder for some extra zing (I like spicy food). The cinnamon tasted so interesting in the sauce. Next time, I think I might try peach yogurt and serve it with a peach-mango chutney or something of that nature. Thanks so much for recipe, chef single dad! You rock!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Mar 16, 2009

Was certainly different, but it tasted strongly of cinnamon. I scaled the proportions for 2 chicken breasts and followed the directions exactly. I marinaded it for 3 hours because that's all the time I had. I didn't omit or change anything. Looked really pretty, even though I forgot to slice the chicken at the end. I did drizzle some GLAZED balsamic vinegar on top because we like balsamic, but I'm not sure I'll make this again. Both my husband and I gave it 3 stars.


57 Ratings

Sep 19, 2011

Had been looking for a recipe 'Chicken with strawberries and cream' for year. This was the closest I found. I followed the recipe and then served with rice and a dollop of sour cream. PERFECT.

Apr 16, 2009

This was an excellent recipe! I mashed freash stawberries into vanilla yogurt and I found that it really helped to bring out the flavor. Give the sauce lots of time to thicken so the flavour becomes concentrated.

Jul 23, 2005

Incredible recipe. Definetly let this marinade for a day so that you can truly enjoy the flavor. This dish is easy to prepare and will make you look like a better cook.

Dec 28, 2010

This is very good chicken recipe! I cooked it according to the instructions, and used the "Balsamic Roasted Red Potatoes" recipe as a side dish.

Apr 18, 2007

Mad props on the wonderful yumminess of this recipe. Very easy for a cook of my novice skills, this was a wonderful dinner that was nicely complemented by a strawberry spinach salad.

May 21, 2011

All you could taste was the pepper. It was almost inedible. I wouldn't make this again. I feel like I must have done something wrong because of all the positive reviews, but I triple checked everything before adding it. I'm a bit obsessive that way.


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  • Calories
  • 454 kcal
  • 23%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 52.7 g
  • 17%
  • Cholesterol
  • 88 mg
  • 29%
  • Fat
  • 11.6 g
  • 18%
  • Fiber
  • 1.6 g
  • 6%
  • Protein
  • 33.6 g
  • 67%
  • Sodium
  • 667 mg
  • 27%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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