Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Balsamic Chicken with Basil Rice

This recipe was supposed to Balsamic Chicken with Garlic Couscous.  Since couscous has gluten, I substituted rice and since hubby gets sick from garlic, I used some garden grown basil.

I made a mistake when I planned the weekly menu forgetting WWDH.  I can't forget Donna and her recipes.  I enjoy them too much.  Margaret selected this week's dish and I am thinking, we all agree it is a wonderful choice.

After marinating the chicken, it is cooked in a fry pan for a few minutes on both sides.  The rice is cooked in the soup and I added the basil.  Although, this has differences from Donna's recipe, it is a great dinner.  I served some baby spinach with it to finish out the plate.

Please check out the ladies of our Donna Hay group and to see the results for this dish. Margaret,     Gaye and    Sarah.   Kayte is taking a break and I miss her already.  

The recipe is online here.

Linked to: Wednesday Whatsits   Gluten-Free Wednesday    Full Plate Thursday


  1. Glad to see you back. Good idea to sub in the rice. I think it would be good with quinoa, too.

  2. And I used buckwheat with mine. That part is quite flexible, eh! Using basil instead sounds like an interesting idea, and I also wonder how it would taste with ginger. Great photo!

  3. I just cooked something similar to your chicken last weekend and it was delicious! yours are more substantial pairing with rice, I only had mine with some stir fried vegetables:) Looks good!

  4. Hi Chaya, nice to meet you. This is a lovely simple tasty dish. Good move to add the spinach too.

  5. Looks good! I use a lot of basil.

  6. I really want to try this Balsamic Chicken with Basil Rice, it looks delicious! Thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and have a great weekend!
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  7. balsamic and chicken is a great combo. I would imagine any of versions would be delish. Thanks for sharing at #theWeekendSocial. Hope to see you again Thursday 9:00 PM EST. Pinned as always.

  8. I forgot about how delicious Balsamic is on Chicken and basil rice is new to me. Love the idea. Pinned.

  9. I love Donna Hay's style. Simple but beautiful and flavorful food. Basil rice sounds good, Chaya!


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