Honey-Balsamic Glazed Grilled Chicken W/ Asparagus

"This is a super simple recipe that tastes like it came from a 5-star restaurant. Add some grilled asparagus and you've got a gourmet meal that a beginner can make."
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Ready In:
4 meals




  • Get the glaze started --
  • * 1 cup quality balsamic vinegar.
  • * 1 T quality honey.
  • * 2 T butter.
  • Simmer balsamic vinegar until it has reduced by 2/3rds. Add honey, stir until thoroughly mixed. Then add butter, 1 T at a time, and mix until dissolved and velvety before adding the next tablespoon of butter.
  • While you are making the sauce. Grill the chicken and asparagus . I use a cast iron grill on my stove top. Could definitely use your outdoor grill too.
  • Spray chicken with a garlic olive oil and top with a sprinkle of Herbs de Provence on each piece. Grill until cooked thoroughly.
  • Grill the asparagus. Also spray with the garlic olive oil and sprinkle with Herbs de Provence. I also added a tiny bit of salt and pepper to both the chicken and the asparagus. This doesn't take long -- about 4-5 minutes.
  • To plate the dish --
  • Drizzle about a tablespoon of sauce on the plate. Top with chicken and asparagus. Drizzle the top the dish with extra sauce. Add cracked pepper.
  • Serves 4.

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  1. MaMi MeMe
    Loved how sweet it ends up after you cook the sauce down! A big hit with my husband and I now that we are eating a little healthier.
  2. Surie
    Love the sauce!
  3. threeovens
    This is really delicious! I was a little put off by the odor of the balsamic vinegar reducing, but got over it once I tasted this dish. The sweetness of the reduction combined with the herbiness of the chicken was amazing. I didn't have herbs de provence, but did have everything to make it on hand except the lavender. Made for PAC Spring 2009. Thanks for posting. Update (Jun 2009) I can't stop thinking about this dish (which I made in March), so it must have merited the whole five stars!


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