The first time I made this 30 Minute Balsamic Chicken recipe, it was late afternoon and my people (husband and 3 teen girls) would soon be coming home hungry. Inevitably, they would ask me the familiar question; “What’s for dinner?”
I had chicken breasts thawed but little inspiration as to what do with them. I was sitting in my car outside my local health food store and googled “quick dinner chicken.”
I scrolled a bit and came upon a recipe from AllRecipes for Balsamic Chicken. I remembered I had a good quality balsamic vinegar at home and saw that the recipe was quick and easy.
I went inside and bought a couple of onions, green peppers, and some canned tomatoes (on sale!) and headed home excited to try a new recipe and get my people fed in less than 30 minutes!
Sloppy Joes have always been a comfort food for me. This 30 Minute Sloppy Joes Recipe is a keeper. It’s almost as comforting as the recipe I’ve grown to love, which is the one my Mom makes and of course, can’t be replicated. She just throws ingredients together, then tastes it, and it is magically perfect!
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My recipe is very, very similar to hers, and uses the ingredients that she does, with a few added herbs and spices. It was very easy to make, and even though the recipe ingredient list looks long, most of the ingredients are spices.
It excludes the garlic and green/red pepper that many Sloppy Joe recipes use, so the only chopping is an onion. This not only keeps the flavor simple but keeps the preparation simple, too! It really is a breeze to mix together for a quick, filling, comforting family dinner.
I am always trying to find easy family meals that are full of plant protein and that everyone likes. These Taco Seasoned Lentils have been a huge hit around here, and are so versatile! I love keeping a big mason jar of them in the refrigerator for a quick dinner or lunch taco salad.