Tuesday 9 February 2016

Chicken sauteed with balsamic vinegar sauce and chicory salad

• 15 minutes to prepare • 10 minutes to cook • Serves 4


This family-friendly second course recipe is sure to please.
A sweet, tangy balsamic vinegar sauce gives sauteed chicken slices flavor and transforms your chicken-and-salad into something delicious.

The ingredients are simple, the recipe easy to follow while the overall dish results to be an unusual and interesting combination.
Chicory, prepared following the classic Roman recipe for puntarelle salad, is fresh, crispy and very tasty thanks to the emulsion of olive oil, lemon and anchovy fillets. Sauteed chicken slices, glazed with balsamic vinegar and butter, accompany it.
The sweetish flavor of caramelised balsamic vinegar goes perfectly with the bitter flavor of chicory salad.

Here's what you will need for the 4-serving recipe:

400 g chicken cut into 4 slices
200 g chicory
5 anchovy fillets in oil
1 lemon
balsamic vinegar
EVO oil
salt and pepper

    1. In a bowl, emulsify 4 tablespoons of EVO oil with 1 tablespoon of lemon juice. Add chopped anchovy fillets and season with a pinch of salt and freshly ground pepper
    2. Add chicory cut into strips, stir to mix and let marinate for 15 minutes
    3. Meanwhile, in another bowl, emulsify 4 tablespoons of EVO oil with 2 tablespoons of lemon juice. Put the chicken to marinate in the mixture for about 5 minutes
    4. Heat well a non-stick grill pan while duly draining the chicken from the marinade
    5. Pan-fry chicken for about 2 minutes per side until cooked. Add on each slice half a teaspoon of butter, then pour the balsamic vinegar, too
    6. Caramelise the balsamic vinegar: bring it to boil and simmer for about 2 minutes, watching carefully and lowering the heat if necessary
    7. Drain the chicory from the marinade and place it on each plate as side dish. Lay chicken slices beside, with some balsamic vinegar sauce on top, and serve immediately!

      Nutrition Facts are listed for this recipe in the table below. Data is provided per serving.

       At sè fort ad me l'asé*
      (Proverb from Mantua)

      *You are strong like vinegar

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