Are you craving for something simple and quick to make that is also delicious, slightly exotic and will not blow your diet? Then our blackened chicken is for you! No it’s not a 5-alarm fire hot cajun dish! We “blackened the chicken with some balsamic vinegar!
Make a batch for lunch or dinner, or simple serve as an appetizer
Ingredients: (For each serving)
2 plum tomatoes, coarsely chopped
1 skinless boneless chicken breast, cut in strips
2 Tbls oil
2 Tbls balsamic vinegar
1 scallion coarsely chopped
1 tsp fresh lemon thyme*
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
salt & pepper to taste
In a cast iron skillet or heavy sauté pan, cook chicken with oil pepper and vinegar till slightly blackened. Meanwhile prepare the salsa by mixing the tomatoes the scallion and lemon thyme together. Taste for salt.
Place the skillet on trivet, spoon salsa on top. Sprinkle with grated jack or cheddar if desired.
*If you cannot find lemon-thyme, replace with regular thyme and 2 Tbls lemon juice