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Grilled Chicken and Strawberries with Balsamic Syrup

Scott Phillips

Servings: 4

Grilling gives strawberries a slightly smoky flavor and a striking appearance. Balsamic vinegar adds a rich note that highlights and deepens the flavor of both the strawberries and the chicken, tying the meal together.


  • 3 Tbs. balsamic vinegar
  • 20 medium strawberries (unhulled)
  • 4 5-oz. boneless, skinless chicken breast cutlets
  • Extra-virgin olive oil
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 Tbs. chopped fresh basil

Nutritional Information

  • Calories (kcal) : 220
  • Fat Calories (kcal): 50
  • Fat (g): 6
  • Saturated Fat (g): 1.5
  • Polyunsaturated Fat (g): 1
  • Monounsaturated Fat (g): 3
  • Cholesterol (mg): 80
  • Sodium (mg): 350
  • Carbohydrates (g): 11
  • Fiber (g): 2
  • Protein (g): 29


  • In a 1-quart saucepan, boil the vinegar until reduced by half, about 2 minutes; set aside.
  • Thread 5 strawberries on each of 4 skewers. Brush the chicken cutlets with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Heat a grill or grill pan over medium-high heat.
  • Grill the chicken and strawberries until the chicken is cooked through, 2 to 3 minutes per side, and the strawberries have slight grill marks, 1 to 2 minutes per side. Serve drizzled with a little olive oil and the reduced vinegar and sprinkled with basil.


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Reviews (7 reviews)

  • jbosavage | 06/21/2016

    Flavorful and very easy! I used chicken cutlets that I had marinaded in olive oil Italian dressing in the refrigerator 10 hours. My cutlets were thick, so I cooked for 7 minutes per side. The strawberries were outrageously good. Overall, this was delicious. One mistake I made was to combine the oil and balsamic vinegar after the reduction. Stick with using them separately!

  • sharks | 09/15/2015

    We made this as part of Make it Tonight. I will admit that I was unsure of the strawberries but it was fantastic. The kids loved it!

  • ChristineC | 06/25/2014

    Marvelously easy and tasty. Surprised how nice the strawberries turned out.

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    mgssts63 | 05/31/2014

    Really easy! Nice flavor.

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