Thursday, June 3, 2010

Grilled Chicken Glaze

A couple of nights ago, right before our weekly grocery trip, I was completely out of ideas for dinner. John was on his way home, late, and I really needed to get things going for dinner so we could actually spend our evening together instead of me running around the kitchen while John ran around getting things ready for work the next day. Earlier in the day,  I had put out a couple of pieces of chicken to thaw and had planned on grilling them. But in what? And WITH what?? We had some rice.. we had one zucchini.... a couple of tomatoes.... but did anything actually go together... That was the question. 
And in the end, yes it did!! 
One quick look online and I had a great chicken glaze, and from there I went with basmati rice, sauteed zucchini and tomatoes with garlic, salt, pepper, and a little bit of olive oil. Don't you love when odds and ends turn into a great meal??
And, so you can turn your odds and ends into a great meal- here is the FANTASTIC glaze. 

Honey-Basalmic Grilled Chicken
First, sprinkle both sides of your chicken breasts with Thyme, Salt, and Pepper. Place on the grill, cook on each side for about 4 minutes. (Depending on the temp. of your grill this could vary.)

While your chicken is cooking, in a small skillet, warm 
1/2 Tbls Olive Oil
-After this is simmered and it aromatic, Add 2 Tbls Honey and 2 Tbls Balsamic Vinegar 
-Cook until reduced a bit and remove from heat. 
-When you flip your chicken- midway through cooking- put a bit of the glaze on the chicken. 
-Add more glaze after the meat is removed from the grill, right before you serve it! 

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