Rosemary Chicken Breasts, Brown Butter and Balsamic Ravioli, Warm Spinach Salad with Sweet Vinaigrette

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 471.0
  • Total Fat: 16.8 g
  • Cholesterol: 138.7 mg
  • Sodium: 554.3 mg
  • Total Carbs: 29.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 3.2 g
  • Protein: 48.6 g

Number of Servings: 4


    Chicken Breast
    Balsamic vinegar
    Olive oil
    12 oz Ravioli
    Paresan Cheese


Coat chicken in balsamic vinegar, then olive oil. Season chicken with rosemary, salt and pepper and let stand 10 minutes.

Bring a large pot of water to a boil for ravioli. Salt water and drop ravioli in water. Cook 8 minutes or until raviolis expand, float to top of water, and are al dente.

Heat a medium nonstick skillet over medium high heat. Add chicken breasts and cracked garlic to the pan. Cook chicken 12 minutes, or until juices run clear, turning occasionally. The balsamic vinegar will produce a deep brown, sweet finish on the chicken as it cooks.

When the chicken is 2 or 3 minutes away from done, heat a second skillet over medium low to medium heat. To the second skillet, add butter to the pan and let it begin to brown.

Remove chicken from the first skillet and transfer to a warm platter. Add oil and shallots to the pan and let the shallots saute 2 minutes.

When the butter for the ravioli has browned, add cooked ravioli to the pan and turn in butter to heat through. Add balsamic vinegar to the ravioli and cook a minute or 2 longer to reduce the vinegar and glaze the ravioli. The vinegar will become thick and syrup like. Add cheese, parsley, salt and pepper to the pasta and remove the pan from the heat.

To the sauteed shallots for the spinach salad, add sugar and cook sugar with shallots 1 minute. Add vinegar to the pan, scraping up pan drippings. Add spinach to the dressing and turn to wilt and coat it evenly in sweet vinaigrette.

Serve chicken along side ravioli and spinach salad, all on the same dinner plate.

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user TARALINNEHAN.

Member Ratings For This Recipe

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    Very Good
    Fantastic! Thanks for this! Used whole grain ravioli. Will use the balsamic technique for other recipes in future, really earthy and delicious - yet so simple and fast to make. Balsamic chicken would be fab, sliced in a sandwich, next time, I'll make extra! - 2/12/10

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    Very Good
    Since I have both good olive oil and balsamic vinegar sitting on the counter, and rosemary growing outside my door, I thought I would give it a go. Nice tip adding the ravioli to the chicken pan drippings. Much simpler that it sounds. Although, I did not make spinach as a side dish. - 8/13/09