Strawberry and Balsamic Vinegar Herb Crust Chicken

July 1, 2016Sew White

Sew White Strawberry and balsamic vinegar herb crust chicken 1

For my Wimbledon inspired recipe I wanted to use strawberries in a different way than I usually do so I set my mind on using them in a savoury dish. I really like strawberries with balsamic vinegar and decided to use the acidity of the vinegar and sweetness of the strawberries to make a thick sauce for chicken. It worked incredibly well and tasted beautiful especially with the herb crust on the chicken.

I love using fruit in savoury dishes and now so much is in season I will be doing it a lot more.

Strawberry and Balsamic Vinegar Herb Crust Chicken
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Serves: 4
  • 200g strawberries
  • 4 tablespoons of
  • balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoons water
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 5 mint leaves plus
  • some for decoration
  • 4 chicken breasts
  • Dried oregano
  • Dried thyme
  1. Slice the strawberries and add to a saucepan along with the balsamic vinegar, water and mint.
  2. Leave on a low heat for 10-15 minutes until the strawberries have softened and the liquid has thickened.
  3. While the strawberries are cooking heat up a little oil in a non-stick frying pan.
  4. Sprinkle the chicken breasts with the oregano and thyme and cook on a medium heat.
  5. The herbs will make a delicious crust.
  6. When the chicken is cooked, slice it into strips and drizzle the hot strawberry sauce over.
Serve with either brown rice or grains, alternatively stir it into pasta or enjoy it cold in a salad.

I first made this for Time & Leisure magazine for my food news page as recipe of the month.
I am lucky enough to be the food writer for the Wimbledon, Wandsworth, Putney & Barnes issue.

Sew White Strawberry and balsamic vinegar herb crust chicken 2

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  • Elizabeth

    July 5, 2016 at 11:01 am

    Mmm I am loving the sound of this! Chicken and fruit pair so wel together.

    1. Sew White

      July 5, 2016 at 9:10 pm

      Chicken and fruit really do work but so many people seem horrified by the idea!

  • Lisa

    July 5, 2016 at 11:46 am

    Strawberry and Bslsamic is one of my favorite combos! Your recipe looks delicious and I think I might need to sneak it into this week’s meal plan!!

    1. Sew White

      July 5, 2016 at 9:09 pm

      It’s such an unusual combo but works so well!

    2. Sew White

      July 5, 2016 at 9:09 pm

      I really hope you like it!

  • Janie

    July 5, 2016 at 12:25 pm

    Oh yum! What a great mix of flavours Sisley, I must give this a try 🙂
    Janie x

    1. Sew White

      July 5, 2016 at 9:10 pm

      Thank you Janie. That means a lot x

  • Kavey

    July 5, 2016 at 9:18 pm

    Oooh, as someone who loves meat and fruit pairings, I think I’d love this!

    1. Sew White

      July 20, 2016 at 1:24 pm

      Fruit and meat is a great thing but so many people hate it. Glad to find another person who loves it.

  • Emma @ Supper in the Suburbs

    July 6, 2016 at 10:38 am

    I must admit I’ve never tried chicken and strawberries together but I do love chicken and balsamic vinegar and strawberries with balsamic vinegar – great idea to pull them all together in one dish!

    1. Sew White

      July 20, 2016 at 1:25 pm

      If you try it I really hope you like it!

  • Organic Wine Club

    September 12, 2016 at 8:37 pm

    Looks so tasty. It is an amazing combination of flavours. We know it as we have an organic wine to match

    Some strawberries and balsamic notes here too!

    1. Sew White

      October 2, 2016 at 4:30 pm

      Organic wine would definitely work with this dish really well!

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