Mr. Food: Balsamic Chicken

Mr. Food is serving up a healthy dish that is reduced in fat and calories, but the gourmet guru did it all without reducing the flavor.

Let's dig in with Mr. Food.

Did you know that there are over 18 million people with diabetes in the U.S., plus millions more that may have the disease and don't know it? That's one of the reasons why my mailbag is filled with requests for tasty recipes that fit a healthy diet, and diabetes cooking is healthy for everybody!

This next one is from my cookbook Quick and Easy Diabetic Cooking. It's such a full-flavored marinated chicken that it'll make us feel like we're splurging when we're not! We're just enjoying!

In a large resealable bag we combine 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar, 2 tablespoons olive oil, 1-1/2 teaspoons garlic powder, 1/4 teaspoon each of salt and pepper, and 4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves.

Seal up the bag, and place it in the fridge for about half an hour to let those flavors seep into the chicken.

Now, we remove the chicken from the bag, discard the marinade and place the chicken on a grill pan over medium heat, cooking the breasts for about 6 to 10 minutes per side until no pink remains and the juices run clear.

It's done in minutes on our stovetop, and when the weather allows us to use our grills, it's a treat in the great outdoors too, but either way, teamed with some creamy parsley-topped red potatoes (which are also in the book), it's a meal that says anything but sacrifice!

If you’d like the recipe, just send a self-addressed, stamped envelope, marked "balsamic chicken," to me, Mr. Food, right here at the station, or it's online for the taste of splurging without the guilt! And it proves that mealtime isn't about sacrifice, it's about "ooh it's so good!!®"