Chicken with Balsamic Onions and Parmesan Potatoes

chicken with balsamic onions and parmesan potatoes
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  • 4Servings


  • 2 pounds red potatoes, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup chopped flat-leaf parsley
  • Salt and pepper
  • 3 tablespoons EVOO
  • 4 skinless, boneless chicken breasts (5 oz. each)
  • 2 medium red onions, thinly sliced
  • 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 4 cups (about half a 5-oz. pkg.) baby spinach, loosely packed


Preheat the oven to 400 degrees . In a large pot, combine the potatoes and salted water to cover by 1 inch. Bring to a boil and cook until fork-tender, 6 to 8 minutes. Drain and return the potatoes to the pot. Toss with 2 tbsp. butter, the parmesan and parsley; season with salt and pepper. Cover to keep warm.

Meanwhile, in a large skillet, heat 2 tbsp. EVOO over medium-high heat. Season the chicken and cook, turning once, until golden-brown, about 5 minutes. Transfer to a baking dish; roast until cooked through, about 10 minutes.

In the same skillet, heat the remaining 1 tbsp. each butter and EVOO over medium heat. Stir in the onions and vinegar and season with salt; cook, stirring occasionally, until the onions are caramelized, about 15 minutes. At the end, stir in 1/4 cup water and scrape up any browned bits.

Serve the chicken on a bed of spinach and top with the caramelized onions. Serve the potatoes on the side.