Welcome to my Whole 30 Airfryer Balsamic Glazed Chicken recipe. With a delicious homemade fruity balsamic marinade, this Airfryer meal is perfect for a quick prep and forget meal. Serve this balsamic glazed chicken in a salad, as your lunch or for a picnic on the beach.
I have to say that when you are on the Whole 30 one of the first thoughts is a simple lunch where you don’t feel like you are stuck in the kitchen for hours trying to come up with something that is Whole 30 compliant.
But with this balsamic glazed chicken everything is simple, yet delicious. You soak a quick marinade in the fridge for a few hours. Then get it out and using the grill pan in your Airfryer, air fry your chicken. Then while the chicken is cooking you can be slicing your avocado, red pepper and mango. Then pull the chicken out of the Airfryer dish up and eat.
There really is nothing more to it than that.
This is also what is perfect for when you are working in an office and you want something to take with you for lunch, but don’t want to be stuck with a traditional chicken salad.
This was has body and flavour and before you know it, you will want to take this with you for lunch each and everyday.
Our favourite way to tuck into this is for supper. We will make it in much bigger portion sizes and have it as a side dish to our pulled pork and sweet potato wedges. It just fits in perfectly and completes our dish.
Or I could imagine myself taking this down the beach for that dreamy Whole 30/Paleo friendly beach food. Though now I am talking like this all I want to do is hit the beach.
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- Peel and remove the stone from your mango. Put ¾ of it to one side for later and then dice the last ¼.
- Add all the seasonings into a blender along with the diced mango, olive oil, garlic and the balsamic vinegar and blend until smooth.
- Place the liquid into a bowl add to it the whole chicken breasts and leave to soak for 3 hours in the fridge.
- Remove the chicken from the marinade and place in the grill pan inside of your Airfryer.
- Using a pastry brush add a layer of the marinade onto the top of the chicken.
- Cook for 12 minutes on 180c. Half way through turn the chicken to bottom side up and give it another balsamic coating so that both sides are wearing the glaze.
- While it is cooking thinly slice the avocado, pepper and mango.
- Drizzle with some balsamic vinegar and serve with fresh parsley.
To make it Whole 30 compliant please go with a quality balsamic vinegar as some cheap brands are not suitable for the Whole 30.
The longer it soaks in the fridge the better the balsamic flavour. So it is fine to do it at night and leave it in the fridge the night before for lunch the next day.
We have found the best place to source chicken breasts to make Whole 30 Airfryer Balsamic Glazed Chicken is from ButcherBox. You even receive free bacon and $10 off your first order when you sign up with this link.
Where To Source Your Chicken Breasts To Make Whole 30 Airfryer Balsamic Glazed Chicken:
Whole 30 Day 24
I am back with my day 24 on the Whole 30. One thing that is never talked about when you are on the Whole 30 is when you get sick. What happens if you feel great one day and then the next you don’t?
Well this was me over days 24 and days 25 over the Whole 30.
You see I suffer from epilepsy and I can go from great one moment to feeling rough the next. I need to sleep off my seizure before I can return to human life again. So I kind of had breakfast, slept through lunch and all afternoon and had just 2 small meals for my day 24.
Its weird to see it like this as you get used to eating three filling meals a day and then all of a sudden there is just the 1 and a bit.
What I ATE On Day TWENTY FOUR Of The Whole 30
Today was a day that was out of my control so in a nutshell meals were very boring and the main meal was dinner with no lunch and a piece of fruit for breakfast.
Breakfast = Banana
Dinner = Balsamic Chicken
Exercise = 5km Country Walk/Run
For breakfast I have a banana and then head out on a run. I manage a mix of 5km come home and before long I am feeling ill. I do think that the crazy Portuguese heat has got me too and that I will be living off watermelon until autumn arrives.
Then for dinner (after sleeping for a while) I made this lovely balsamic chicken. It gives you a great buzz and leaves you full for hours.
Whole 30 & The Market
When you’re on the Whole 30 one place that is a must is the local market. Heading out to your local fruit and vegetable market to pick up lots of fresh food. It’s a great way to excited over seasonal produce and then go home and cook with what you have just bought.
This is our local outdoor market:
It is really busy on a Saturday and especially so in the summer when the sun is shining and a lot of summer fruit is in season. You can also pay a lot less than at the supermarket and a lot of it is locally grown and organic.
One of my favourite foods is fresh tomatoes and they are perfect and ripe and great for making a homemade tomato sauce or having over your salad.
But get out there and have a look and see what local food there is that can get you excited about healthy food during your Whole 30.
Now how about joining me in your own Whole 30? Join me in the whole 30 diet challenge and have 30 full days of delicious home cooked meals. Get better, get rid of the health problems associated with a bad diet and fall in love with food all over again.