Strawberry Basil Chicken is a simple weeknight dish bursting with tangy basil balsamic flavor! The entire dish comes together in less than 20 minutes, and one that is sure to please even the pickiest of eaters.
Strawberry + Basil for a savory combo!
This strawberry chicken is perfect with the fresh basil, tangy balsamic, sautéed garlic, and sweet strawberries. We’re basically using strawberries in place of tomatoes, and the result is absolute deliciousness!
Spring is definitely in the air, and I am enjoying berry season like it’s never coming back! From my Dark Chocolate Raspberry Brownies, Strawberry Breakfast Bake to my Blueberry and Mango Spinach Salad with Basil Vinaigrette, and now this Strawberry Basil Chicken. I love to use fruit to dress up a savory dish, especially during the spring and summer.
As a nutritionist, I know the importance of eating in season vegetables and fruit to get the ultimate bang for your buck when it comes to nutrition. I love to create in season recipes and fun twists on classic recipes. This Strawberry Basil Chicken is everything you want this time of year!
Best part about this dish, it comes together in only 20 minutes. You can make it on the skillet or the grill!
How to make Strawberry Basil Chicken:
Here are the easy ingredients you will need for this recipe:
- balsamic vinegar
- garlic cloves
- fresh basil
- sea salt
This dinner is so simple to make! You can choose to make on the stovetop or the grill.
- Marinate the chicken in balsamic and garlic.
- Heat a large skillet to high heat, then cook for 4-6 minutes per side
- Chop up fresh strawberries and basil.
- Once cooking is complete, top chicken with strawberries, basil, and extra balsamic if you want!
Grilling your Chicken:
For the grill, heat to a medium high. While the grill is warming up, marinate the chicken in garlic and balsamic. Grill for 6-8 minutes per side and serve with strawberries, basil, and extra balsamic.
Serving and side dish options:
So you may be wondering what to serve as a side dish? I served mine on top of a bed of greens, and had a fantastic salad. I also spiralized some onions and cucumber for more crunch and texture. For the kids, they enjoyed the chicken with plain pasta, and my husband with some rice.
Other options you may like:
Strawberry Basil Chicken
Strawberry Basil Chicken is a super simple one pan dish that comes together in less than 30 minutes! You'll love the savory/sweet combo with fresh basil and strawberries.
- 3-4 large chicken breasts
- 1-2 tbsp olive oil
- 3 garlic cloves crushed
- 3 tbsp balsamic vinegar + more to taste
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
- 1/2 tsp pepper
- 2 cups chopped fresh strawberries
- 1 cup chopped fresh basil
Begin by heating a large skillet to medium heat.
Prepare your chicken breasts: you may need to pound the breast to make them a bit thinner, mine were approximately 1 inch. While the skillet is heating up, marinate the chicken with garlic and balsamic vinegar.
Add oil to the pan. Cook for 3-5 minutes per side (until golden brown, but cooked through). Set aside.
Meanwhile, prepare the topping. Toss together strawberries and basil. Top each chicken breast with strawberry mixture, and salt and pepper to taste. Add additional balsamic vinegar or balsamic glaze* if desired. Serve immediately.
Balsamic glaze is a thick syrup like version of balsamic vinegar, it is also a bit sweeter. It can be found in some grocery stores near salad dressings.