Roasted balsamic chicken thighs are awesome in the test; you can eat it like a Italian flavor chicken salad or with plain green cucumber red onion salad. Even I like to test crispy balsamic chicken drumstick with Italian chicken sauces. Skillet balsamic chicken legs with roasted vegetables are tested awesome, especially with potatoes, bell pepper & carrot & tomatoes.
The most amazing part of balsamic chicken and veggies; you can take it at lunchtime or consume as a dinner recipe. If you want to take at lunchtime then prepare marinated balsamic chicken with green veggies; if it is for dinner time, the balsamic chicken with tomatoes, red bell pepper & carrot will be the ideal one.
You can prepare one pan or skillet balsamic chicken and veggies or in slow cooker style; both are accepted & both are healthy.
Is it OK to eat chicken thighs? are they healthy?
Yes, chicken thighs are healthy at a same time delicious; you also can consume it like balsamic style chicken thighs with salad or veggies; may be you can cook it with balsamic style past chicken or any other kind of recipe.
But, before consume it on regular diet especially if it is with whole skin; must consult with your physician or nutritionist. Especially if you are under any medical condition.
What Ingredients Are Required for this chicken recipe?
The common ingredients required for balsamic chicken and veggies, –
Chicken thighs (boneless, with or without skin – skinless chicken thighs are more healthy).
Balsamic vinegar, Red onion, fresh ginger pest and Garlic pest (ground ginger & garlic powder you can use as an alternatives); olive oil, cumin seeds, ground coriander powder, kosher salt, tomato chili sauces or one medium tomatoes with three green chilies ..
If you are preparing balsamic chicken leg pieces and veggies for lunches, extra ingredients are required-
Green bell peppers, potatoes, tomatoes (optional), asparagus, green beans, cauliflower, broccoli, avocado.
Generally, consumption of green veggies are really very good for lunch times.
You no need to cook all these veggies all together for lunch time; instead of, I will tell you the thee different veggies combination for balsamic chicken legs with veggies–
With potatoes, green beans and asparagus.
With cauliflower, potatoes & green bell pepper,
With Bell pepper, broccoli and asparagus.
However, you are free to cook any combination of veggies for this recipe; even for more, you can add tomatoes & carrot for lunch time recipe.
The extra ingredients required for this chicken veggies, for dinner time-
Red bell peppers, potatoes, tomatoes, carrot.
Optional ingredients Honey or brown, But be careful, these are sugar ingredients, that can deeply burn the chicken during roasting time.
How To Prepare The Chicken Veggies recipe?
Though the chicken marination process is almost the same for you cook the balsamic chicken and veggies; whether it is for dinner or lunches. But, the vegetables will be different. That’s why, we will cook the recipe in two way preparation; 1st one will be for lunches & the second one will be for dinner. We will use seven fifty (750g) gram or 1.65lb boneless skinless chicken thighs.
step one is same whether you make it for lunches or dinner:
Prepare the balsamic marination – take a bowl add balsamic vinegar, coriander powder, ginger and garlic pest one teaspoon each; onion pest one teaspoon, black pepper powder, kosher salt half (1/2) teaspoon & shake it very well. Lastly, if like to add honey or brown sugar then you can add too (one tablespoon honey or two teaspoons brown-sugar).
But I don’t like sugar content very much in recipe, its burn the chicken & other recipe ingredients especially in skillet; that’s why I will not make the honey balsamic chicken legs skillet recipe.
pour the mixture in to a Ziploc bag, & add the chicken thighs, make sure remove all the air from the bag & closed the zip. Keep the chicken for at least 30 to 45 minutes for marination.
Balsamic Chicken Drumsticks With Veggies Recipe For Lunches:
The vegetables we will use here potatoes (one big size- 150 to 200 gram); cauliflower(350 grams or 10 to 12 oz); green bell pepper (one big size or two medium small) & asparagus (10 to 12 pieces), one medium tomatoes.
Chopped the veggies in medium size; if you like make balsamic chicken skillet (one pan) with veggies all together with in 25 minutes; then you need to avoid the gas oven for cooking. Instead of, use micro-oven or any baking oven for cooking. But, here we will use gas oven for cooking.
1st we will add olive oil to pan golden the onion & store it separately; the baked the chicken on medium flame for 15 minutes & make the flame very low. Add the veggies, fried onion & marination mixture salt & closed the pot for 10 minutes the toss all the veggies. It’s a time to add tomato chili sauces (alternative one fine chopped tomatoes & three green chilies); chicken & cook it for another 5 to 10 minutes add fresh coriander leaf. The recipe is ready for plate.
If you like to make one pan balsamic chicken, sheet pan veggies on baking oven; then add placed the chicken & veggies on baking skillet & add the marination mixture & put the skillet under oven of 25 to 30 minutes at 400 degrees. the baked chicken thighs with veggies are ready to eat.
What are the alternative few combination of veggies we can use to make grilled balsamic chicken recipe?
The alternative vegetable combination if you want your balsamic chicken with veggies more healthy- broccoli (400 gram or 14 oz), green beans (12 to 15 pieces), two medium size green bell pepper one medium tomatoes. The cooking procedure is same as its.
Balsamic Chicken With Veggies Recipe For Dinner:
The vegetable we will cook for the dinner tomatoes (two 3 inch diameter or cherry tomatoes), carrot 12 oz, potato 8 oz (nearly 200 gram), two medium size red bell pepper. two to three medium size red onions ( 2 inches diameter or 150 gram).
chopped the vegetables into medium size & placed into the baking pan with the chicken. One thing I want to clear here if you like to prepare the balsamic chicken skillet on gas or induction oven; therefore, you can follow the same cooking steps I have described for lunch recipes.
After placing all the recipe ingredients on baking pan add the balsamic marination mixture; insert into the oven & bake it for 25 to 30 minutes at 400 degree. If you like slow coking; then, set the temperature at 350 degrees & baked it for 35 to 40 minutes. The juicy chicken thighs with tomatoes & juicy vegetables are ready for ready to eat.
FAQ on balsamic chicken and veggies recipe.
Can I use Chicken breast instead of chicken thighs for preparing this recipe?
Yes, you can use it. chicken breast are more healthy compare to the chicken thighs, because chicken thighs are contains lots of fats. But thighs are more testy compare to the chicken breasts & chicken legs are also inexpensive.
Should I use the skin less or with skin chicken thighs or breast for this recipe?
Well, I like to cook the boneless skin less chicken for this Italian chicken recipe with veggies, There reason for that – firstly I’m not making honey balsamic chicken and veggies recipe, sugar content burn the chicken especially if you are using skillet (frying pan) to grilled the chicken on gas or induction oven.
If you are making skillet honey balsamic chicken legs or breast with vegetables (on a induction oven), then you can use with skin chicken for this recipe. But, give a cut to the chicken it helps the chicken for better marination & it will be much more delicious.
How long does it take to cook chicken thighs at 400?
It will take nearly 30 minutes for balsamic chicken and veggies recipe (for oven baking).