Almond Dusted Strawberry Balsamic Chicken Breasts
4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves
Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
1/3 cup finely chopped unblanched almonds
1/4 cup minced shallots or green onions
1/3 cup chicken broth
1/3 cup strawberry preserves
3 Tbsp. OWOC Strawberry Balsamic Vinegar
1 Tbsp. minced fresh rosemary
10 oz. fresh spinach, cooked just until tender and kept warm
1 Tbsp. OWOC Regional EVOO, your choice
Coat a large non-stick skillet with cooking spray; add oil and heat over medium-high heat. Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper, dredge in almonds. Place chicken in skillet; sauté four minutes on each side, turning once. Remove from pan and keep warm. Reduce heat to low, add green onions and sauté one minute. Add broth, preserves, balsamic and rosemary. Simmer until thickened, about 2-3 minutes. Place spinach on heated serving platter; top with chicken breasts and pour sauce over top.If desired, sprinkle finely chopped parsley over chicken.
Mixed Green Salad with Strawberry Dressing
1 1 lb. basket strawberries, hulled, halved
5 oz. package mixed baby greens
7 oz. feta cheese, crumbled
½ cup toasted walnuts
½ cup OWOC Regional EVOO, your choice
3 Tbsp. OWOC Strawberry Balsamic
Mash 1/3 cup of the strawberries. Place remaining strawberries in a large bowl. Add greens, cheese and nuts. Whisk EVOO and balsamic in a small bowl to blend. Whisk in mashed strawberries. Season dressing with salt and pepper. Add to salad; toss to coat.
Strawberry Balsamic Sauce
½ cup finely chopped strawberries
2 Tbsp. finely diced red onions
2 Tbsp. Old World Olive Co. Strawberry Balsamic
1 Tbsp. water
¼ tsp. freshly ground black pepper
1 to 2 tsp. sugar
¼ tsp. Kosher salt
In a two-cup glass measuring pitcher or other microwaveable container, combine the strawberries, onion, balsamic, water and freshly ground black pepper. Heat, uncovered, on high power for two minutes. Stir, and heat for an additional 1-2 minutes until onions are softened. Using a fork, stir sauce and press fork tines against larger pieces of berries and onions to crush them. Stir in sugar and salt. Sauce may be made ahead and reheated before serving. Serve slightly warm, but not hot.
Refrigerate leftover Strawberry Balsamic Sauce for up to one week or freeze for up to one month. This sauce is also delicious served with grilled halibut, grilled salmon, boneless chicken breasts or pork tenderloin.