Balsamic Chicken & Mashed Potatoes with Roasted Carrots & Watermelon Radish

Balsamic Chicken & Mashed Potatoes

with Roasted Carrots & Watermelon Radish

30 MIN
+$1.45/serving 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 Carrots & Watermelon Radish
    Title
    • 4 Boneless, Center-Cut Pork Chops
    • 1¼ lbs Potatoes
    • ¾ lb Carrots
    • 1 Watermelon Radish
    • ¼ cup Balsamic Vinegar
    • ⅓ cup Soy Glaze
    • 2 cloves Garlic
    • 2 oz Salted Butter
    • ¼ cup Mascarpone Cheese
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    tips & techniques
    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. Peel the carrots; halve lengthwise, then cut crosswise into 1-inch pieces. Peel the radish. Quarter lengthwise, then thinly slice crosswise. Medium dice the potatoes. Peel 2 cloves of garlic; using the flat side of your knife, smash each clove once. In a bowl, combine the soy glaze, vinegar, and 1/2 cup of water.

    Roast the vegetables
    2 Roast the vegetables

    Transfer the carrot pieces and sliced radishes to a sheet pan. Drizzle with 2 teaspoons of olive oil and season with salt and pepper; toss to coat. Arrange in an even layer. Roast 14 to 16 minutes, or until browned and tender when pierced with a fork. Remove from the oven.

    Cook & mash the potatoes
    3 Cook & mash the potatoes

    Meanwhile, add the diced potatoes and smashed garlic cloves 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.

    Cook the pork
    4 Cook the pork

    Meanwhile, pat the pork dry with paper towels; season with salt and pepper on both sides. In a large pan (nonstick, if you have one), heat 2 teaspoons of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add the seasoned pork. Cook 4 to 6 minutes per side for medium (the center may still be slightly pink), or until browned and cooked to your desired degree of doneness.* Leaving any browned bits (or fond) in the pan, transfer to a cutting board and let rest at least 5 minutes. 

    *The USDA recommends a minimum safe cooking temperature of 145°F for pork.

    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 rested pork crosswise. Serve the sliced pork with the mashed potatoes and roasted vegetables. Top the pork 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. Peel the carrots; halve lengthwise, then cut crosswise into 1-inch pieces. Peel the radish. Quarter lengthwise, then thinly slice crosswise. Medium dice the potatoes. Peel 2 cloves of garlic; using the flat side of your knife, smash each clove once. In a bowl, combine the soy glaze, vinegar, and 1/2 cup of water.

    2 Roast the vegetables

    Transfer the carrot pieces and sliced radishes to a sheet pan. Drizzle with 2 teaspoons of olive oil and season with salt and pepper; toss to coat. Arrange in an even layer. Roast 14 to 16 minutes, or until browned and tender when pierced with a fork. Remove from the oven.

    Roast the vegetables
    Cook & mash the potatoes
    3 Cook & mash the potatoes

    Meanwhile, add the diced potatoes and smashed garlic cloves 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.

    4 Cook the pork

    Meanwhile, pat the pork dry with paper towels; season with salt and pepper on both sides. In a large pan (nonstick, if you have one), heat 2 teaspoons of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add the seasoned pork. Cook 4 to 6 minutes per side for medium (the center may still be slightly pink), or until browned and cooked to your desired degree of doneness.* Leaving any browned bits (or fond) in the pan, transfer to a cutting board and let rest at least 5 minutes. 

    *The USDA recommends a minimum safe cooking temperature of 145°F for pork.

    Cook the pork
    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 rested pork crosswise. Serve the sliced pork with the mashed potatoes and roasted vegetables. Top the pork and potatoes with the finished glaze. Enjoy!

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