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Balsamic Glazed Chicken Stir-Fry

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Quick Facts

Servings: 4
Prep Time: 15 min.
Cook Time: 15 min.
Total: 30 min.
The rich taste of balsamic vinegar will give this simple stir-fry sophisticated flavor.


  • 1 Tbs olive oil
  • 1 (8 ounce) red bell pepper, cut diagonally into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 2 (4 ounce) zucchini, halved and sliced diagonally 1/4-inch thick
  • 3 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
  • 3/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breast, sliced 1/4-inch thick
  • 1/3 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/3 cup low sodium chicken broth
  • 1 cup olives, halved
  • 1/4 cup chopped basil
  • 2 Tbs toasted pine nuts (optional)


  • Heat 1 1/2 teaspoons olive oil in a large sauté pan or wok over high heat. Add red bell peppers, zucchini and garlic, season with 1/4 teaspoon salt and pepper flakes, and cook for 3-4 minutes until just tender. Transfer to a clean plate. Set aside.
  • Pour remaining olive oil in pan and heat over high. Add chicken, season with remaining salt and cook for 1-2 minutes, stirring occasionally until browned. Turn heat down to medium, add balsamic vinegar and chicken broth and cook for 2-4 more minutes until slightly thickened and syrupy. Return pepper mixture to pan and toss in olives and basil. Garnish with pine nuts before serving, if desired.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 271
  Calories from Fat 115 (42%)
(20%)Total Fat 13g
(9%)Saturated Fat 2g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 4g
(24%)Cholesterol 73mg
(33%)Sodium 800mg
(28%)Potassium 995mg
Total Carbohydrate 12g
(15%)Dietary Fiber 4g
Sugars 4g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(56%)Protein 28g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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