Vegan Balsamic Chicken and Vegetable Orzo




A delicious gourmet dinner that's simple to make.


Perfectly cooked vegan chicken coated in a sweet and savory glaze served over an orzo pasta with tomatoes, kale, garlic, and feta. Then drizzled with a balsamic glaze and topped with freshly chopped cucumber and parsley. I'm drooling just writing about it.



Balsamic Chicken Ingredients

1/4 cup of balsamic vinegar

1 rounded tbsp of Dijon Mustard

1 tbsp of crushed garlic

1 tbsp of olive oil

2 tbps of maple syrup

Pinch of salt and pepper

10-12 oz of Vegan Chicken Breasts, thawed (we used All Vegetarian)

1 tbsp of butter

Oil for sautéing



Vegetable Orzo Ingredients

1 bunch of kale, stems removed and chopped

2 cups of cherry tomatoes

2 tbsp of crushed garlic

2 cups of cooked orzo

2 tbsp of white balsamic vinegar

Salt and pepper

Olive Oil




Ingredients for plating

Follow Your Heart Feta

2 Persian cucumbers, diced

1 bunch of flat leaf parsley, chopped

Balsamic Glaze






Balsamic Chicken Directions

In a large bowl whisk together the first 6 ingredients

Chop your thawed chicken into bite size pieces

Place into prepared sauce and marinate in the fridge for 30 minutes to 1 hr. (the longer the better)

Heat a little oil in a large frying pan over medium high heat

Add in your chopped marinated chicken (chicken should have soaked up the marinade but any liquid leftover can go into the pan as well)

Cook for roughly 20 minutes flipping every few minutes

Add in your butter the last few minutes

Once browned remove from heat



Vegetable Orzo Directions

In a large frying pan heat 2 tbsp olive oil over medium high heat

Add in your tomatoes

Cook until blistered, roughly 5 minutes

Add in your chopped kale and garlic

Cover and cook for 5 minutes

Remove cover and sauté for another 5 minutes until kale is starting to wilt

Stir in your cooked orzo

Turn off heat

Mix well

Add in your white balsamic vinegar

Season with salt and pepper



Plate

Place a generous amount of vegetable orzo onto plate

Top with a generous sprinkle of feta

Place a few pieces of balsamic chicken on top

Drizzle with balsamic glaze

Top with chopped cucumber and parsley

Serve and enjoy!