Hello Fresh Cherry Balsamic Chicken Recipe

Does your tummy rumble at the thought of a hearty chicken meal, but you don’t want to be stood over the stove all day? We hear you! Say ‘hello’ to the delicious Cherry Balsamic Chicken recipe.

It only takes a few minutes to prep all your ingredients. Let the pan do the hard work, so you can put your feet up. Hello Fresh Cherry Balsamic Chicken is the perfect meal you can whip up if you want all the goodness. Let’s not forget it’s got a dash of cherry jam as well to satisfy the sweet tooth.

So, you’ll feel nice and full, but not uncomfortably so, and not need dessert!

(Ingredients: For 2 Serving )

  • 9-ounce carrots
  • 2 units scallions
  • 5 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
  • 2.5 ounce Israeli couscous
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 unit cherry jam
  • ½ ounce sliced almonds
  • 1 unit of chicken stock concentrate
  • 12-ounce chicken breasts

Steps: HelloFresh Cherry Balsamic Chicken Recipe

Step 1:

The first step is to adjust the rack in the middle and preheat your oven to 425 degrees. Wash and dry your ingredients. Peel and mince your garlic. Trim, peel and cut your carrots diagonally into pieces that are ½ an inch thick. Trim and slice the scallions thinly, separating the whites from the greens

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Step 2:

The next step is to melt the one tablespoon of butter into a small-sized pot on medium heat. Then, add your almonds. Cook, occasionally stirring for 1-2 minutes, or until they’re lightly browned. Next, add some salt, your prepared garlic, and the correct amount of couscous. Cook for around 30 seconds, and keep stirring.

Stir in 3-quarters of a cup of water and cover with a lid to allow the ingredients to boil. Once it’s boiling, reduce it to a lower heat and keep it covered. Continue to cook until the couscous is nice and tender, around 6-8 minutes. Then, drain any excess water. Keep covered when you take it off the heat until you serve.

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Step 3:

Thirdly, when you’ve got the couscous cooking, toss your carrots onto baking a sheet with a bit of oil. Add some salt and pepper too. Then, roast on the middle rack until it’s brown and tender, about 20-25 minutes.

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Step 4:

The next step is to grab some paper towels because you’ll want to dry the chicken before cooking it. Season with salt and pepper; don’t be shy. Heat up some oil in a big pan on a medium to high heat. Add your chicken and cook it until it’s properly cooked through, so about 5-7 minutes on each side. Turn off the heat and put your meat on a cutting board to rest.

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Step 5:

Heat some more oil in the same pan you’ve just used, again on medium to high heat. Add your scallion whites. Cook, while stirring, for 1 minute. Pour in your vinegar, jam, stock concentrate, and then ¼ cup water. Then, whisk to combine. Bring ingredients to simmering and then cook you’ve got a nice, thick consistency, taking about 3-4 minutes. Turn off the heat, and add in 1 tablespoon of butter (or two if you’re cooking for 4 people) until it melts. Season again with salt and pepper.

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Step 6:

Finally, grab a fork or spoon (but a fork is easier for this step!). You’ll want to use your fork to stir your cooked couscous before you season it with salt and pepper. Remember, you’re not trying to crush the couscous; just make sure it’s all nice and even. Get rid of any big clumps left with a good, but gentle stir.

If you love a super-rich experience, add 1 tablespoon of butter. Slice your chicken thinly and crosswise. To serve, divide your couscous, chicken, and carrots between your plates, and then add the sauce on top of the chicken. Finally, decorate with scallion greens. Enjoy!


There’s nothing better than eating a delicious meal you’d pay for in a restaurant but doing it from the comfort of your own home. You’ll love this Cherry Balsamic chicken if you do like a sweeter side to your food. It serves two, but you can add more if there are 4 of you eating.

The best thing about the Hello Fresh Cherry Balsamic chicken is that you can tailor it to exactly how you, and whoever else is coming for dinner, like it. Plus you can always swap the chicken for Quorn if you need a vegetarian option to cater for.

Check out some more helpful suggestions just below, and if you make too much, don’t throw it in the trash! Find out how long you can keep Hello Fresh meals.

If you’re more of a beginner in the kitchen, have a go at some cheesy burgers. It’s got a difficulty level of ‘easy’, and only takes 30 minutes, 5 minutes less than this yummy recipe.

Frequently Asked Questions

Cherry Balsamic chicken vs San Tung chicken wings?

We’d recommend the San Tung chicken recipe if you’re a fan of all things a bit spicier. This one is a recipe that originates from a San Tung Chinese restaurant in California.

But you do need 2 hours to leave the chicken wings in your fridge marinating. So, if you’re stuck on time, the Hello fresh cherry balsamic chicken is your best bet. With almonds and cherry jam, it’s full of flavors and textures.

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What to serve with cherry balsamic chicken?

Almost anything goes with this dish, that’s why we love it, and we’re sure you will too! You can pretty much adjust it any way you like to your tastebuds.

Add in more vegetables. Go for extra garlic. Consider a chili if your diners are particular lovers of spice. Alternatively, if they’re not, add a hint of lemon instead.

If you’re cooking for lots of you, or you’re just extra hungry, throw together some of your favorite fries and season those too.

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What are the health benefits of eating Cherry Balsamic chicken?

The Hello Fresh Cherry Balsamic chicken recipe is perfect if you’re after a nice, balanced meal. It’s got plenty of protein and carbs in there, and you’ve ticked off some of your five a day, the carrots and scallions.

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Are there any non-wheat alternatives so you can cook the Cherry balsamic chicken?

Yes! If you live by a wheat-free diet, you can always go for quinoa or millet instead of couscous. If you use quinoa, cook it just like you would pasta; boil and simmer until tender. That’s about 12 minutes.

Shanny not only has an exceptional understanding of the foodie mindset and how nutrition works, she has also achieved her Master’s Degree in Education. Outside of her academic achievements, she loves writing food blogs. It's so much more than a list of meals though! Shanny creates helpful cookware guides and delicious recipes that are easy to follow. She does all of this as a food blog writer because she loves it. That's why she spends lots of time testing out different recipes in her own home. She truly is a one-of-a-kind foodie, from her home to yours - with a story to tell, new recipes to indulge in and new tips to tantalize those tastebuds.

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