Honey and Balsamic Glazed Chicken Tenders

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I found this beaut when resorting to my best friend Google this afternoon. I literally typed in the search box “Unique Chicken Tender Recipes” And here comes along this amazing blog called “Budget Bytes” http://www.budgetbytes.com/ . It is very clever, witty, and filled with great tips! I think I found my new obsession! So many great recipes and ideas, its a wonder I haven’t found it before now!

Source http://www.budgetbytes.com/2012/07/honey-balsamic-chicken-tenders/

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Ingredients

1.5 Lbs Chicken Tenders

1/4 Cup + 2 Tbsp Balsamic Vinegar

1 Garlic Clove; minced

2 Tbsp Olive Oil

Salt & Pepper

1 Tbsp Butter

3 Tbsp Honey

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Pour 1/4 Cup of the balsamic vinegar into a large bowl.

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Add olive oil and minced garlic…

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Then stir in a pinch of salt and pepper.

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Add chicken tenders to the marinade….

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Tossing to coat.

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Cover with plastic wrap and allow to marinate at least 30 minutes.

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While you wait, poke around in your garden or yard to kill some time!

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Look at them bad boys…. were getting there…. a bit late in the season but progress none the less!

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Okay that’s enough!

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Gaaaaah patio kitty wont let us pass with out affection!!!!!

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Alright, after all that the chicken should be nice and happy in its marinade so remove it from the fridge and heat up 1 Tbsp olive oil in a large saute pan over medium heat.

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Add chicken tenders careful not to crowd the pan. As the original recipe states, you may have to cook them in batches (it took me two).

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Cook over medium heat about 2-3 minutes each side or until thoroughly cooked.

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Just look at those little gems!

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Transfer the cooked chicken onto a clean plate and set aside while you finish cooking all of the chicken.

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Tada!

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Reduce heat to medium low and stir in the remaining 2 Tbsp balsamic…

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Then add the butter.

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Stir the mixture while scraping the bottom of your skillet to deglaze the pan.

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Once the mixture is all dissolved together, stir in the honey and increase the heat a little bit.

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Allow to simmer until thickened stirring occasionally or five minutes.

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Look at that magic!

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Add the chicken back to the pan and toss in the balsamic honey glaze to coat evenly.

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Arrange on a platter and pour the glaze over the chicken. I topped it with sliced green onions for look and a bit of flavor! Not necessary just something I had and wanted to toss in before they wilted.

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Enjoy and be sure to check out http://www.budgetbytes.com … you wont regret it!

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