Chicken Pietro (Biaggi's Restaurant)

Posted March 22nd, 2011 in Recipes.

This delicious dish is so full of flavor, you may have a hard time believing it is good for you.

  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar, divided [*see note on balsamic vinegar below]
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil, divided
  • 1/4 cup Dijon mustard
  • 2 tbsp brown mustard
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tsp rosemary
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breast
  • 1 portabella mushroom, sliced


In a small bowl, combine 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar, 1/2 cup olive oil, Dijon mustard, brown mustard, honey, rosemary, water and salt. Whisk together until smooth.

Place chicken pieces in a large zipper-top plastic bag or bowl with a tight-fitting lid. Pour half of the sauce over the chicken, making sure all pieces are evenly covered. Refrigerate, covered, for 2 to 24 hours.

Reserve the remaining half of the sauce separately.

In a bowl, whisk together 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar and 2 tablespoons oil. Add portabella slices and toss to combine. Set aside mixture for at least 15 minutes so mushrooms can marinate.

Prepare a gas or charcoal grill for direct heat grilling. While grill is heating, bring reserved half of the sauce to a boil, then reduce heat. Keep warm.

Sauté mushroom slices with their marinade in a small sauté pan over medium-high heat until soft, about 3 minutes. Keep warm.

Remove the chicken from the marinade. Spray chicken pieces with nonstick cooking spray, making sure to cover them on all sides. Using tongs, wipe the grill grate with a paper towel saturated with vegetable oil. (It is important to oil both the chicken and the grill because the honey makes the marinade especially prone to sticking.)

Grill the chicken just until cooked through, 3 to 4 minutes per side. Serve hot, topped with warmed sauce and sautéed mushrooms.

Makes 2 servings.

Per serving: calories, 1,068; fats, 77 grams (65% of calories); cholesterol, 132 milligrams; carbohydrate, 36 grams; sugar, 30 grams; fiber, 2 grams; protein, 57 grams; sodium, 1,698 milligrams

*Note: Our friend Lucy over at Lucy’s Kitchen Shop pointed out that while “true” balsamic vinegar is technically legal on the SCD, many varieties found on the shelves of local supermarkets are made from concentrated grape juice mixed with a strong vinegar, which is laced with caramel and sugar . You can find high quality balsamic vinegar at some stores that hasn’t had sugar added to it. To be safe, you can also make your own balsamic vinegar from recipes at, and other sites.


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