Apricot-Balsamic-Glazed Chicken with Grilled Beets
Jazz up chicken breasts with this sweet and tart glaze.
- 1/2 cup apple juice or apple cider
- 1/4 cup apricot preserves
- 1/4 cup aged balsamic vinegar
- Extra virgin olive oil (EVOO), for drizzling
- 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, halved
- Salt and pepper
- 4 large beets, peeled and sliced 1/4-inch thick
- 8 ounces ricotta salata, feta or goat cheese, crumbled
Pre-heat the grill to medium-high.
In a medium saucepan, bring the juice, preserves and vinegar to a boil. Lower the heat and cook until thick and syrupy, 7-8 minutes.
Drizzle EVOO all over the chicken and season with salt and pepper. Grill until cooked through, 6 minutes on each side.
Coat the beets with EVOO and season with salt and pepper. Grill until well marked and tender, 10-12 minutes. Top with the cheese.
Brush the chicken with the apricot glaze and serve with the beets.