Balsamic Chicken, Brussels Sprouts, Cranberries and Pumpkin Seeds

Balsamic Chicken, Brussels Sprouts, Cranberries and Pumpkin Seeds

Just say the word balsamic and I’m in. How I love thee.

Especially with Brussels sprouts which are my favorite vegetable. Or tied with broccoli, I can’t decide.

The crevices of the Brussels sprouts soak up the balsamic vinegar and honey sauce beautifully and it keeps the chicken perfectly juicy and moist.

It’s an easy, one-skillet meal that’s ready in 20 minutes.

I added sun-dried tomatoes and dried cranberries for chewiness and extra tart-and-tangy flavor. Pumpkin seeds add crunch. Chewy, crunchy, with the crisp-tender sprouts. I can’t even. It’s a perfect fall recipe that’s warm, comforting, and hearty while still being healthy.

You won’t have to bribe anyone to eat their Brussels sprouts when they’re prepared this way. Promise.

Balsamic Chicken, Brussels Sprouts, Cranberries and Pumpkin Seeds

The crevices of the Brussels sprouts soak up the balsamic vinegar and honey sauce beautifully and it keeps the chicken perfectly juicy and moist. It's an easy, one-skillet meal that's warm, comforting, and hearty while being healthy and ready in 20 minutes. I added sun-dried tomatoes and dried cranberries for chewiness and extra tart-and-tangy flavor. Pumpkin seeds add crunch. Chewy, crunchy, with the crisp-tender sprouts. You won't have to bribe anyone to eat their Brussels sprouts when they're prepared this way.

Yield: serve 4

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: about 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided; plus more if necessary
  • 1 large shallot, peeled and diced small
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1/2 cup sun-dried tomatoes (dry, not oil-packed)
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup candied or roasted pumpkin seeds (I used seasonally-available candied pumpkin spice pumpkin seeds from TJ's)
Read the whole recipe on Averie Cooks