Monday, February 1, 2016

Balsamic Apricot Walnut Chicken

My inspiration for this involved the combination of apricot and walnut and chicken. So the ingredients gathered:

2 strips of bacon
chopped onion
2 chicken breasts, cut into strips
1 c. walnuts, chopped
1/2 c. dried apricots, chopped
3 T. balsamic vinegar
2 green onions, chopped
salt and pepper

Heat the pan with the bacon and onions, until the bacon is cooked and the onions are browned. Add in the chicken and brown the strips. Add in the rest of the ingredients, except kale.

Add enough water to keep the chicken from drying out. Cover and simmer until the chicken is cooked. Stir in the kale right before serving.

Serve with quinoa and mixed vegetables, because those steam-in-bag things are so great.

The chicken is good, but it's the little nubbly bits of apricot and walnut clinging to it that really makes it great. Quinoa is a perfect neutral, slightly nutty background for the dark sauce. Yum.


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