Delectable Delights — Rapid Maple-Balsamic Chicken

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Rapid Maple-Balsamic Chicken w/ Sweet Potatoes and Broccoli


Broccoli Florets
Sweet Potatoes
Chicken Breasts
Balsamic Vinegar
Maple Syrup
Sweet and Smoky Spice Blend

Preheat and Prep: Oven 450. Place broccoli on baking sheet. toss a drizzle of oil and pinch of slat and pepper on them. Roast until crispy and lightly browned, 15mins maybe.

Microwave Potatoes: Prick sweet potatoes all over with a fork. Put on a plate and microwave on high, maybe 10min.

Sear Chicken: While potatoes and broccoli cook, heat a drizzle of oil in a pan over med-high heat. Season chicken all both sides with salt and pepper then cook until browned and no longer pink in center. (I like to turn every 2-3min until done.) Remove from pan and set aside.

Make Glaze: Add balsamic vinegar to pan and simmer until thickened but not evaporated, 1-2min. Add 3 tsp maple syrup and simmer until very thick and sticky, 1min. Add 1/2 TBSP butter and stir until melted. Return chicken and coat. 

Split Potatoes: Split sweet potatoes down middle. Season with slat, pepper, and toss butter on top with a pinch of sweet and smoky spice bend. 

Serve: Arrange sweet potatoes on plate with chicken and broccoli. Drizzle any remaining glaze on to chicken. 

I have to say the sweet potatoes we got where pitiful. Microwaving them didn’t work. We ended up pitching the sweet potatoes. I will never microwave potatoes again. Other then that we enjoyed this meal. The chicken and broccoli where amazing and I’d cook it again. All the recipes I get from HelloFresh are the quick kind 20 to maybe 40min with prep and cooking. 



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8 comments on “Delectable Delights — Rapid Maple-Balsamic Chicken

  1. That looks really good. I tried Green Chef and liked the meals I got.
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    • I haven’t done Green Chef yet. I know a few people who do Green Chef and HelloFresh. They alternate. I’ve been pleased with HelloFresh. Only a few meals have been disappointing or lacking in a few areas.

  2. Looks very good!!! Shared on my socials!

    • Thank you for sharing!

  3. oh I am so trying this one….I love cooking with chicken. Its so good!!

    • I love to cook chicken too and pork. They are the easiest for me.

  4. This one looks much easier than the ones I’ve been getting. I need to choose wiser! Another delivery today. I don’t remember what I ordered for next week. I hope I checked my order. Last week I didn’t and I have a meal I’m dreading cooking. I’m not food adventurous at all! LOL
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    • I did that once and forgot to check my picks for the week and got something I wouldn’t have picked. It turned out good, but I make a point in checking each week, so it doesn’t happen again. ^_^