Balsamic Garlic Chicken

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Balsamic Garlic Chicken

With my mum gone to the country for Lunar New Year, my dad and I are left on our own. I’ll be the first to admit that we have horrible eating habits when she’s gone. My dad always make his peanut butter steak sandwich, his number one favourite thing that he cannot make when Mum’s here, and I’m all about the microwaveable stuff that’s processed. In other word, it’s whatever convenient for me.

Well, tonight, I decided to try out something different. The other day, I saw this garlic roasted broccoli recipe. Being a fan of anything garlic-related, I decided to try this with chicken and hoped I knew what I was doing without burning down our flat. Luckily, I didn’t do the latter, and the chicken came out well. It was so, so easy, and it was a hit with my dad and me! We both loved it, and I paired the chicken up with some mixed veggies that comes in one of those microwaveable steam-in-a-bag thing and with Campbell’s Tomato Roasted Garlic Bacon Bisque. The bisque was really good despite it being ready-made. Even Dad enjoyed it, and he’s not much of a soup fan! Anyway, balsamic garlic is like my new favourite thing, and if you are curious, see below my recipe :D

Balsamic Garlic Chicken
Olive oil
Balsamic vinegar
Minced garlic
4 chicken tenderloins

1. Preheat oven at 375.
2. In a baking dish (I used a glass one), combine the first five ingredients and mix well. I kind of eyeballed the amount . . . so if I had to guess it’d be 3T olive oil, 3T balsamic vinegar, 2T garlic, and a 1/4 (or less) teaspoon salt and pepper.
3. Marinate the chicken with the sauce.
4. Bake for 30 minutes, turning the chicken over halfway.


  1. Yum sounds nice and easy! I make something very similar with added tomatoes and paprika (and other roast-able vegetables I may have on hand), which is staple student meal for me! :) I’m always surprised about how good some ready meals/tinned soups can be!

  2. My mom went out of the country for Chinese New Year too! I feel you about having bad eating habits without the mother :(. My dad likes to make food with more than the necessary amount of oil and don’t take out the animal fat from the meat as well as my mom. *o*. Hopefully your mom will be back home soon and that she’s enjoying her trip for the time being.

    The meal you made looks delicious. With it being easy to make too, you did a good job! It’s great that your dad liked it!

    Happy Lunar New Year, Tara!

  3. AAAHHH! STAHP IIIT! Actually, keep doing what you’re doing with your recipes. I may need some ideas and test drive a few of these myself once I move out. My goodness it looks good. It’s nice though. Some father-daughter bonding moments are best celebrated with food, haha. xD Happy [belated] Lunar New Year to you. :)

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