Balsamic Chicken with Oranges and Radicchio
Antioxidants called anthocyanins give radicchio its bold hue; research shows these compounds can help improve gut health. Grilled oranges help balance radicchio’s bitterness. Learn more techniques for cooking with bitter foods on page 134.
Active: 20 min. Total: 20 min.
1 cup fresh orange juice
3/4 cup balsamic vinegar, divided 3 Tbsp. pure maple syrup
3 Tbsp. olive oil, divided
4 (6-oz.) boneless, skinless chicken
1 tsp. kosher salt, divided
1 tsp. black pepper, divided
2 small (7-oz.) heads radicchio,
2 navel oranges, unpeeled and
1/2 oz. pecorino Romano cheese,
shaved (about 1/4 cup)
3 Tbsp. chopped walnuts
1 Tbsp. unsalted butter 1. Whisk together orange juice, 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar, and maple syrup in a bowl. Set aside.
2. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large skillet over medium-high. Season chicken with 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper. Add to skillet; cook until browned, about 5 minutes. Turn chicken over; pour balsamic mixture into skillet. Cook, turning chicken every few minutes, until a thermometer inserted in the thickest portion registers 165°F, about 12 minutes.
3. While chicken cooks, heat a grill pan over high. Drizzle 1 tablespoon oil over radicchio. Place on hot grill pan; cook until charred on all sides, turning occasionally, about 3 minutes. Transfer to a cutting board; let cool 3 minutes. Place oranges on grill pan; cook until charred, about 3 minutes. Transfer to a platter. Roughly chop radicchio; add to oranges. Add cheese, walnuts, remaining 1 tablespoon oil, remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt, and remaining 1/2 teaspoon pepper; toss to coat.
4. Remove cooked chicken from balsamic mixture in skillet; arrange on salad. Continue cooking balsamic mixture, stirring often, until reduced to 1/4 cup. Whisk in remaining 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar. Remove from heat; whisk in butter. Drizzle over chicken and salad.
SERVES 4 (serving size: 1 chicken breast, 1 cup salad, and 2 Tbsp. sauce) Calories 542; Fat 23g (sat 6g, unsat 16g); Protein 43g; Carb 39g; Fiber 3g; Sugars 28g (added sugars 9g); Sodium 663mg; Calc 13% DV; Potassium 26% DV