Grilled Honey Balsamic Chicken Breasts

This easy, grilled honey balsamic marinated chicken is the perfect way to change up your average chicken breast dinners!

My household tends to be a fan of chicken thighs due to the flavor from the fat, but breasts are a perfect way to change it up with other flavors.

Quick Instructions for Grilled Honey Balsamic Chicken

  • Combine balsamic vinegar, chicken broth, honey, garlic, rosemary, salt and pepper in a bowl or gallon sized Ziploc bag.
  • Add chicken breasts to the bowl or bag for 30 minutes.
  • Grill chicken on medium heat for roughly 5 minutes, flip and grill for another 5.
  • Top with some mozzarella and enjoy!

Baking Honey Balsamic Chicken in the Oven

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If you do not have a grill, maybe you’re out of propane, or just do not want to grill, you can always bake the chicken in the oven instead!

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. I would recommend oiling the cookie sheet before placing the chicken breasts as the honey will start to caramelize and stick to the pan. Bake the chicken for roughly 20 minutes or until the chickens temperature reads 165 degrees Fahrenheit.

I would recommend buying a meat or kitchen thermometer for your home. It comes in handy throughout the year. If you are making a roast or slow cooking a meat and are not sure when it will hit the right temperature, stick the thermometer in to check!

What if I Prefer Chicken Thighs Over Breasts?

I personally do not cook with chicken breasts often. My dad had leftover chicken after making fresh food for our dogs that we decided to cook for ourselves. You can substitute chicken breasts for chicken thighs in this recipe. It will actually add more flavor from the fat content in chicken thighs!

Grilled Honey Balsamic Chicken Breasts

Delicious, easy chicken with in honey balsamic marinade!
Prep Time 45 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Course Main Course
Servings 4 people

Ingredients
  

  • 4 thin chicken breasts
  • 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 cup chicken broth
  • 2 tbsp natural honey
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • 1 tbsp fresh or dried rosemary
  • salt and pepper
  • 1/4 cup grated mozzarella Cheese Sprinkle grated cheese onto chicken to finish

Instructions
 

  • Combine chicken broth, garlic, honey, rosemary, salt & pepper in a medium bowl. This will become your marinade.
  • Add the 4 chicken fillets to the marinade bowl. Take the chicken and marinade and pour all into a gallon Ziploc/type bag. Press air out of the bag.
  • Refrigerate chicken 30-45 minutes. Any longer will start to breakdown the chickens proteins essentially starting the cooking process.
  • While chicken rests in marinade, grate mozarella cheese for topping.
  • Take chicken from marinade and place onto BBQ on medium heat. Cook approximately 4-5 minutes per side.
  • With 2 minutes left to cook on the second side, sprinkle mozzarella cheese onto chicken, to your liking, complete cooking.
  • Serve and Enjoy!

Notes

  • If you cannot find thin chicken breasts, I would recommend taking regular chicken breasts, cutting them in half, and pounding them flat. 
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How Long are Leftovers Good For?

I generally do not keep chicken in the fridge for more than 2-3 days. Leftover chicken does not get eaten at my house so I try to make just enough for everyone.

What to Eat with Grilled Honey Balsamic Chicken?

There are so many different side dishes that you can have with chicken! Try sides such as sauteed brussels sprouts!

Sauteed Brussels Sprouts

Brussels sprouts are often the neglected vegetable that many people do not want to eat. You need to try brussels sprouts this way! This will change your mind on brussels sprouts.

By cooking the brussels sprouts at a high temperature, it caramelizes the brussels sprouts giving them a sweet glaze. It leaves them soft on the outside, and slightly crunchy on the inside giving it the perfect texture.

For about the last two years, brussels sprouts have been the perfect vegetable side dish to eat along side a deliciously seasoned chicken breast.

Why Eat Brussels Sprouts?

Brussels sprouts are a nutrient dense vegetables. They are packed with vitamin, K, C, A, manganese. They are rich in antioxidants, high in fiber and contain Omega-3 fatty acids.

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My little sister is a picky eater when it comes to vegetables. She does not like green beans, peas, onions, mushrooms, zucchini and more, but she does eat brussels sprouts! The first time I made these brussels sprouts I asked everyone to give them a try just to humor me because I thought they were good. She liked them!

Instructions – How to Sautee Brussels Sprouts

Gather Your Ingredients

  • Brussels sprouts – These are nutrient dense vegetables.
  • Olive oil – coat the bottom of the pan generously to help create the caramelized nature of the brussels sprouts.
  • Lawry’s Seasoning Salt – I personally prefer to use this seasoning salt over normal salt because it is a combination of seasonings. It includes, salt, sugar, paprika and turmeric, onion and garlic, without giving an overpowering taste to the dish.
  • Pepper and garlic powder – Adds flavor and spice to the sprouts!

Prep and Cook

  1. Wash the brussels sprouts, cut the ends off of the sprouts and place flat side down in the pan.
  2. Fry for 10 minutes or until golden-dark brown, flip over and fry for another 10 minutes.

Sauteed Brussels Sprouts

Easy and Delicious Brussels Sprouts!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Servings 4 people

Ingredients
  

  • 20 Brussels Sprouts
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • Lawry's, pepper, garlic powder

Instructions
 

  • Place the brussels sprouts in a strainer and wash under running water.
  • Place the brussels sprouts on a cutting board, cut off the white ends, and cut in half. Place flat side down in a pan.
  • Drizzle roughly 2 tablespoons of olive oil on the brussels sprouts, and sprinkle with Lawry's, pepper, and garlic powder.
  • Turn the stove on medium heat and place a lid on the pan. After roughly 10-15 minutes, flip the sprouts over to brown the other side. Place the lid back on the pan and cook for another 10-15 minutes.

Notes

  • Finish off the brussels sprouts by adding some parmesan on top while in the pan, cover for 5 minutes, and enjoy!
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Finishes for Brussels Sprouts

If you are a bit timid to eat brussels sprouts this way, finish them off with some Parmesan or some balsamic vinegar to help cut back on the taste.

Leftover Brussels Sprouts

I personally like brussels sprout leftovers for lunch the next day or two. I like to eat them with sausage or pasta for my sack lunch to take to work.

What to Eat With Brussels Sprouts

There are so many different things that you can eat brussels sprouts. On a summer day, grilling up a nice sausage on the side makes for a delicious pairing. Other ideas are with some oven fried chicken or herb and garlic chicken thighs.

Gluten Free Ham and Cheese Breakfast Quiche

Gluten free ham and cheese quiche is an easy brunch for weekend mornings, especially if you have company. It leaves little to no mess to clean up both after cooking and enjoying.

It is difficult to make a quiche with the right ratio of eggs to milk. If there are too many eggs it can turn out rubbery and not be very appetizing. If you have too much milk, it will be too wet and will not set correctly. For the best quiche, use 3 eggs to 1 1/2 cup of milk.

This quiche can be modified and you can add in bacon, green onions, mushrooms, spinach which would add a bit of moisture, and onions which would also add moisture. The added moisture will make the quiche slightly wet, so cut out a slight bit of milk.

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Why Gluten Free?

I prefer to eat gluten free because I do not like feeling full and bloated afterwords. Eating gluten free personally helps me with joint pain that I get in my hips, knee and ankles. I try to incorporate gluten free meals for breakfast and lunch, then often eat gluten with dinner as I feed a family of 7.

To read more reasons about why you should eat gluten free more often, click here!

Quick Instructions

  1. Pre-bake the pre-made pie crusts.
  2. Combine all the ingredients in a bowl.
  3. Pour ingredients into the pie crust.
  4. Bake!

Ingredients

Pie Crust – The pie crust provides a slight crunch to the outside of the quiche.

Milk and Eggs – Milk and eggs are the two more important ingredients when it comes to a quiche. The milk and eggs are the base of a quiche, and any additional ingredients are the back up dancers.

Crust!

I am currently still learning how to make gluten free pastries. They always come out crumbly, dry, and anything but perfect. I choose to go with a pre-made gluten free frozen pie crust to make things easier for myself. Feel free to make your own gluten free crust!

Crust less!

If you are wanting no crust on your quiche, this can easily be done! Take a pie pan, grease it with butter or cooking spray, and place the egg and milk mixture in the pan. You got yourself a crust less quiche!

Additional Ingredients

You can add whatever ingredients you would like to your quiche. Personalize it to your own taste! Common add-in’s are…

Meats – Bacon, sausage, ham.

Vegetables – Onions, broccoli, mushrooms, spinach, bell peppers, tomatoes.

Others – Cheese!

Gluten Free Ham and Cheese Breakfast Quiche

Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 1 hr 5 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Calories 231 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 9-inch gluten free pie crust
  • 1 cup diced ham
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese
  • 1 tbsp gluten free flour
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cup milk
  • salt and pepper

Instructions
 

  • Check instructions on pie crusts and pre-bake them according to the packaging and let them cool.
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Add the diced ham to the bottom of the pre-baked pie crusts.
  • In a medium bowl, combine the cheese and flour until the cheese is well coated. Sprinkle the cheese into the pie crusts.
  • In a large bowl, combine the eggs, milk and pepper. Pour the mixture into the pie crust and bake for 45 minutes. The center will be slightly jiggly when it is done. As it is resting it will set and be ready to serve after 10-15 minutes.

Notes

Note, there are two quiches in the photos as I cook for a family of 7 and we eat a lot. 🙂 I doubled the recipe for myself. 
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Leftovers

Quiches should be covered and stored in the fridge, and will be good for 3-4 days.

Perfect 1 Day Itinerary in Breckenridge, Colorado

Colorado has many places with beautiful scenery and picturesque locations. One of my favorite places to go with family just to relax and hangout is Breckenridge, Colorado! A beautiful mountain town just South of Silverthorne, about 1 hour and 30 minutes from Denver and 45 minutes from Vail.

Breckenridge is a beautiful place and perfect for a family to visit. there are many fun things to do and amazing place to capture possibly some of the best pictures. there are some must do’s when you visit Breckenridge.

1 Day Itinerary – Spring/Summer

Head Downtown!

Downtown Breck is one of the best places to just hangout with family and go shopping. There are shops, places to eat and scenery all around. the buildings are cute and aesthetic. Shops range from popcorn to clothes to even book stores!

Go to the River

The Blue River runs through Breckenridge. It runs through downtown Breck for a beautiful spot to drink a coffee from Clint’s Coffee Shop, or dipping your feet in the fresh mountain water!

Visit Isak Heartstone the Troll!

Isak heartstone is a popular troll in Breckenridge. You have to take a small trail to get to it but its a must see when visiting. This is a 15 foot tall wooden troll made by artist Thomas Bambo.

Go On a Hike!

All throughout Breckenridge there are many trails you can take to get in a little workout. You can google to find certain ones you want to explore! there are ones on more flat land or you can hike up some mountains. There might also be brochures at your hotel with some good hiking trails near by.

In almost all towns they host seasonal activities. Breckenridge being a skiing town, knows what activities to do all year round especially during the off seasons to give people something fun to do and attend.

There are festivals throughout the year in Breck. Summer in Breck is packed full of events and festivals. The season starts off with a food and wine festival in July. There is a summer beer festival, Bacon and Bourbon Hogfest, Labor Day weekend great rubber duck race and more.

1 Day Itinerary – Fall

Fall in Breckenridge brings the perfect temperatures for walking around downtown! Just like in the spring and summer, downtown is packed with activities and events in the fall. Oktoberfest, the Breckenridge Wine Classic, Breckenridge Film Festival and so much more!

1 Day Itinerary – Winter

Believe it or not, winter is still a great time to walk around and experience Breckenridge! Events in the winter include the International Snow Sculpture Championships, and holiday lighting and a race of Santa’s!

Of course the winter brings the thing mountain lovers enjoy most. SNOW! Grab a pair of skis or a snowboard and head over to one of the many lifts on the mountains, head up, and ski! If skiing or snowboarding is not your thing, there are plenty of other options available! Snowshoeing, snow tubing, snowmobiling and more!

If you are looking for a unique experience, about 25-30 minutes outside of Breckenridge in Dillion, Colorado, you can visit the Ice Castles.

Dillion, CO Ice Castles 2020.

There are six locations across North America where ice castles of this magnitude can be seen. Dillion, Colorado is one of those locations. Prices range from $17-$21 for adults and $12-$16 for children.

For more information, specific festival dates and more, visit GoBreck.