Balsamic Chicken & Mashed Potatoes with Roasted Asparagus
Carb Conscious

Balsamic Chicken & Mashed Potatoes

with Roasted Asparagus

35 MIN
4 Servings
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    In this wholesome, comforting dish, our chicken gets a tangy-sweet lift from a rich balsamic and soy glaze—also perfect for spooning over a side of potatoes mashed with butter and mascarpone cheese.
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    Balsamic Chicken & Mashed Potatoes with Roasted Asparagus
    Title
    • 4 Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breasts
    • 1¼ lbs Potatoes
    • ¾ lb Asparagus
    • 2 cloves Garlic
    • 2 Tbsps Balsamic Vinegar
    • ⅓ cup Soy Glaze
    • 2 oz Salted Butter
    • ¼ cup Mascarpone Cheese
    Prepare the ingredients & start the glaze
    1 Prepare the ingredients & start the glaze

    Place an oven rack in the center of the oven; preheat to 450°F. Fill a medium pot 3/4 of the way up with salted water; cover and heat to boiling on high. Wash and dry the fresh produce. Medium dice the potatoes. Peel and roughly chop 2 cloves of garlic Snap off and discard the tough, woody stem ends of the asparagus. In a bowl, combine the soy glaze, vinegar, and 1/2 cup of water.

    Cook & mash the potatoes
    2 Cook & mash the potatoes

    Add the diced potatoes and chopped garlic to the pot of boiling water. Cook 17 to 19 minutes, or until tender when pierced with a fork. Turn off the heat. Drain thoroughly and return to the pot. Add the butter and mascarpone. Using a fork or potato masher, mash to your desired consistency. Taste, then season with salt and pepper if desired. Cover to keep warm.

    Roast the asparagus
    3 Roast the asparagus

    Meanwhile, line a sheet pan with foil. Transfer the prepared asparagus to the foil. Drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper; toss to coat. Arrange in an even layer. Roast 10 to 12 minutes, or until browned and tender when pierced with a fork. Remove from the oven.

    Cook the chicken
    4 Cook the chicken

    Meanwhile, pat the chicken dry with paper towels. Season with salt and pepper on both sides. In a large pan (nonstick, if you have one), heat a drizzle of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add the seasoned chicken. Cook 6 to 9 minutes per side, or until browned and cooked through.* Leaving any browned bits (or fond) in the pan, transfer to a cutting board.

    *The USDA recommends a minimum safe cooking temperature of 165°F for chicken.

    Finish the glaze & serve your dish
    5 Finish the glaze & serve your dish

    Add the glaze to the pan of reserved fond (carefully, as the liquid may splatter). Cook on medium-high, stirring frequently and scraping up any fond, 2 to 3 minutes, or until thickened. Turn off the heat. Taste, then season with salt and pepper if desired. Slice the cooked chicken crosswise. Serve the sliced chicken with the mashed potatoes and roasted asparagus. Top the chicken and potatoes with the finished glaze. Enjoy!

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    Prepare the ingredients & start the glaze
    1 Prepare the ingredients & start the glaze

    Place an oven rack in the center of the oven; preheat to 450°F. Fill a medium pot 3/4 of the way up with salted water; cover and heat to boiling on high. Wash and dry the fresh produce. Medium dice the potatoes. Peel and roughly chop 2 cloves of garlic Snap off and discard the tough, woody stem ends of the asparagus. In a bowl, combine the soy glaze, vinegar, and 1/2 cup of water.

    2 Cook & mash the potatoes

    Add the diced potatoes and chopped garlic to the pot of boiling water. Cook 17 to 19 minutes, or until tender when pierced with a fork. Turn off the heat. Drain thoroughly and return to the pot. Add the butter and mascarpone. Using a fork or potato masher, mash to your desired consistency. Taste, then season with salt and pepper if desired. Cover to keep warm.

    Cook & mash the potatoes
    Roast the asparagus
    3 Roast the asparagus

    Meanwhile, line a sheet pan with foil. Transfer the prepared asparagus to the foil. Drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper; toss to coat. Arrange in an even layer. Roast 10 to 12 minutes, or until browned and tender when pierced with a fork. Remove from the oven.

    4 Cook the chicken

    Meanwhile, pat the chicken dry with paper towels. Season with salt and pepper on both sides. In a large pan (nonstick, if you have one), heat a drizzle of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add the seasoned chicken. Cook 6 to 9 minutes per side, or until browned and cooked through.* Leaving any browned bits (or fond) in the pan, transfer to a cutting board.

    *The USDA recommends a minimum safe cooking temperature of 165°F for chicken.

    Cook the chicken
    Finish the glaze & serve your dish
    5 Finish the glaze & serve your dish

    Add the glaze to the pan of reserved fond (carefully, as the liquid may splatter). Cook on medium-high, stirring frequently and scraping up any fond, 2 to 3 minutes, or until thickened. Turn off the heat. Taste, then season with salt and pepper if desired. Slice the cooked chicken crosswise. Serve the sliced chicken with the mashed potatoes and roasted asparagus. Top the chicken and potatoes with the finished glaze. Enjoy!

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