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Chargrilled chicken breast with balsamic onions

Since my girlfriend absolutely adores chicken, it is our meat of choice on a regular basis. It is also very convenient since it is cheap and very easy to cook. I saw this recipe on tv (BBC I think) and decided to try it at home and steal it for my own if it was any good. Turns out it is pretty tasty so I felt obligated to share this with my friends and family.

2 chicken breasts
salt and pepper to taste

2 large potatoes
2 large carrots
knob of butter
1 scallion (spring onion)

6 button mushrooms, whole
1-2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
knob of butter

1 large onion
1 tsp oil
2-3 tsp balsamic vinegar

Peel the potatoes and carrots and cut into finger-long sticks and put into a pot of boiling water (slightly salted). When tender (not fully cooked), drain the water and put into a bowl with cold water to stop them from overcooking.
Fry the mushrooms in butter and garlic until ready and keep warm in the oven while the rest is prepared.
In a saucepan fry the onion in oil until clear and soft (2-3 minutes) then add the balsamic vinegar and let simmer until the onion caramelizes (4-6 minutes). When ready simply remove from the heat and put into a bowl on the side.
For the chicken, heat up a frying pan (grill pan if you have one) and add a little oil. Clean chicken breasts and season with salt and freshly ground pepper and grill them on the pan until ready.
While chicken is grilling, remove potatoes and carrots from the cold water and fry in butter in a saucepan. When nearly ready, add scallions to give taste.
Place potatoe and carrot stick in the centre of the plates (arrange neatly), put chicken breast on top and place 3 garlic mushrooms around the plate. With a spoon, draw a circle with the onions around the whole plate, distributing generously.
The sweetness of the onions combines perfectly with the flavour of the mushrooms and chicken, to complete the experience, of course it is recommended to open a nice bottle of wine and light some candles to set the perfect mood. Hope you enjoy.

Kæri Gylfi!
Við viljum sjá myndir með þessum uppskriftum hjá þér! Að öðru leiti glæsilegt :-)

Frú Valdís mun örugglega prufa þennan, en sleppa _ hverju heldur þú - auðvitað garlikkinu!! Þetta er að verða glæsileg síða hjá þér.

Hey, chicken is also very cheap in iceland (like all food) and we love to eat it all the time... If i get more shifts at the factory this week I will defenately try the recepy out!


Gylfi.....nú er ég búinn að elda þessa uppskrift fimm sinnum! Hvernig væri nú að uppfæra síðuna sína örlítið oftar?? Þetta er samt gott, mætti bara vera uppfært örar. kv. Tryggvi (öri)

Til hamingju með afmælið gamli....

kv. ÓliG

Keep up the good work, and send some emails from time to time.

Mustafa Almasri

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