CHICKEN WITH MUSHROOMS & RED APPLE BALSAMIC VINEGAR

Chicken-with-Mushroom-Red-Wine-Pan-Sauce

Chicken-with-Mushroom-Red-Wine-Pan-SauceIngredients:

  • 2 boneless, skin-on chicken breasts
  • 2 Tbsp. Vegan Butter Olive Oil
  • 1 Tbsp Porcini olive oil
  • ½ pound mushrooms
  • 2 shallots, finely chopped
  • 1 cup Red Apple Balsamic Vinegar
  • salt and pepper, Herb to taste

Preparation:

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

In a medium sauté pan heat Vegan Butter olive oil over medium-high heat. Season chicken breasts with salt and pepper and any other herbs you enjoy.

Sauté chicken breasts, skin side down first, until golden brown, about 4 minutes per side. Transfer chicken breasts to a baking sheet and bake until cooked through, about 12 minutes depending on thickness (160 degrees on a meat thermometer).

Meanwhile, pour off all but 1 tablespoon of fat from sauté pan. Add onions and mushrooms; season with salt and pepper. Sauté until browned, about 5 minutes. Add Red Apple Balsamic Vinegar and simmer until reduced by half. Remove from heat, put half of the mushroom sauce on each plate and top with a chicken breast and drizzle the Porcini Olive Oil onto the chicken breasts.

P.F. Chang’s Lettuce Wraps Look-a-Likes

lettuce-wrap1Ingredients:

  • 3/4 pound ground chicken
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil or 1T dried basil
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 2 large garlic cloves, finely minced
  • 1 cup of shredded carrots
  • 1 can of black beans
  • 1 large jalapeno chili, chopped fine
  • Chopped yellow bell pepper
  • 1 tablespoon Harissa olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons Persian Lime olive oil
  • 1 splash of Blackberry Ginger 1
  • handfull of bean sprouts per serving (optional)
  • Boston lettuce leaves
  • Chopped green onions (optional)
  • Roasted peanuts, chopped (optional)

Instructions:
Combine first nine ingredients in a bowl and stir to blend well. Heat both oils (Harissa and Persian Lime) in a heavy medium sized skillet till hot but not smoking. Add chicken mixture and sauté until chicken is just cooked through (about 5 minutes). Halfway through cooking chicken (2.5 min) add a splash of blackberry ginger balsamic vinegar. Transfer chicken mixture to a platter and arrange lettuce leaves around edges. Serve, passing the chopped green onions, bean sprouts, and/or chopped roasted peanuts if you are using these. Add soy sauce or blackberry ginger for additional taste.