Healthy Chicken and Vegetables

I have decided it's high time I lost a little weight and the easiest way for me to do that is to begin eating healthier.  I knew I could not make chicken Parmesan this week like I was craving so I began looking around to see what ingredients I could combine into a healthy and filling meal.

I used to make a balsamic vinegar and garlic chicken that I just loved and I thought I could make it even  better by adding lots of vegetables to it.

I was right!  This dish was tasty and filling and chock full of flavor.  I know it doesn't look like much but trust me it was amazing!


1-2 cups fresh broccoli florets
1 cup sliced mushrooms
1 tsp. minced garlic
1 14.5 oz can diced tomatoes
1 tsp. Italian seasonings
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
5 chicken breast tenderloins

In a large saucepan, over medium to high heat, I combined the mushrooms, broccoli, and garlic.

As soon as the garlic was fragrant (just a minute or two later) I added the can of diced tomatoes; with the juice.  I cooked the vegetables for a good 5 minutes until I could see more water and juices in the pan.  

Then I sprinkled on some Italian seasonings and added 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar.  After giving it a stir, I added in all the chicken tenderloins.  I covered the pot; checking on it occasionally and turning over the chicken pieces when the bottom sides looked cook.

I knew it was done when my sauce had cooked down a bit and all the chicken pieces were cooked through.

I served our chicken with lots of veggies and a bit of pasta and sauce.

In fact, you could hardly see my chicken pieces around all the veggies on my plate.

It was so flavorful and juicy.  It's definitely a recipe I'll be making again and again.

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  1. Looks delicious and very healthy!

  2. Looks delicious! I'm always looking for new recipes to try.

  3. I also trying to lose a few pounds. Eating healthy is the best way so I like to find new ways to cook chicken. It looks so good.

  4. This is our favorite kind of meal. Thank you for sharing the recipe at The Really Crafty Link Party. Pinned.

  5. This looks tasty and sounds like just the kind of thing I love. Yum. Thanks for sharing at Creative Mondays :) Hope you can join us tomorrow.

    1. It was so yummy! I always forget how much I love veggies and chicken cooked in a simple, flavorful, way.

  6. This looks delicious! I have a great chicken parm recipe that's on the healthier side. Instead of parm I use almond meal and bake it. It doesn't get golden brown but tastes really good.

    1. That does sound good! I was on the hunt for a healthier parm meal since we just LOVE it so much and I can not keep frying it; even if we do only it once or so a month.

  7. We have a similar thought process. I love taking recipes and adding vegetables to them to make it a complete healthy meal. Thanks for sharing your quick and easy recipe.

  8. Your Chicken and Vegetables look amazing, we just love a dish like this! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday and have a great week!
    Miz Helen

  9. This sounds delicious! Thanks for sharing at the What's for Dinner party. Have a wonderful week!


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