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Strawberry-Glazed Grilled Chicken Breasts

Course Main Dishes
Servings 4 people
Calories 144
Author Aimee

Ingredients

  • 2 large chicken breasts boneless, skin on
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • salt & pepper
  • 1/2 cup homemade strawberry vinegar

Instructions

  • Rinse chicken breasts under cold water and pat dry.
  • Rub chicken with olive oil and season all over with salt and fresh ground black pepper.
  • Preheat grill and prepare it for direct-heat grilling over medium heat.
  • Place strawberry vinegar in a wide microwavable bowl (I use a soup bowl) and microwave on high for 3 minutes. This reduces the vinegar.
  • Meanwhile, toss your chicken breasts on the grill, skin side down.
  • Scrape down the sides of the bowl with a spatula and microwave again for 3 minutes. Stir with the spatula. It should be thicker.
  • Microwave for one more minute, and the vinegar should be reduced into a glaze, about the consistency of honey.
  • Once the chicken has had about 5 minutes on the skin side, flip it, and continue cooking another few minutes (time will vary with portion size).
  • Remove chicken and brush strawberry glaze all over. Allow to rest for a few minutes, then slice diagonally and serve.

Notes

Tip: You can reduce many varieties of vinegar down to a simple sauce or glaze using this quick microwave method. Try it with balsamic, red wine, raspberry, or (my favourite) sherry vinegar.

Nutrition

Calories: 144kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 72mg | Sodium: 133mg | Potassium: 440mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 35IU | Vitamin C: 1.3mg | Calcium: 6mg | Iron: 0.5mg