Balsamic-Garlic Chicken Breasts

Even if you're short on time during busy weeknights, you can still cook a delicious homemade meal for your family. All you need for this quick balsamic-garlic chicken dinner is 4 chicken breasts, and pantry staples like fresh garlic, balsamic vinegar and honey. Adding them together will create a balsamic-garlic glaze that takes plain chicken breasts to a whole new level.If you need more than 4 servings, or want to have leftovers for the rest of the week, you can easily double the recipe. For an equally easy side dish, prepare 1 cup of orzo pasta according to the packages directions and mix it with ¼ cup refrigerated pesto. Top with fresh parmesan cheese, if desired. If you're looking for a more creative side to serve alongside your chicken dinner, these side dishes for chicken like Honey-Glazed Spice Carrots and Smashed Baby Red Potatoes will elevate your weeknight dinner.

Quick and Easy Chicken Recipes: Balsamic-Garlic Chicken Breasts
Balsamic vinegar and fresh garlic add a punch of flavor to these skillet-cooked breasts. Serve with broccoli and orzo mixed with refrigerated pesto. Recipe:. Photo: Beth Dreiling Hontzas
Total Time:
22 mins
4 servings


  • 4 (6-oz.) skinned and boned chicken breasts

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon pepper

  • 2 tablespoons butter

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil

  • 1/2 cup chicken broth

  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar

  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

  • 3 garlic cloves, chopped

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons honey


  1. Sprinkle chicken breasts with salt and pepper.

  2. Melt butter with oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat; add chicken, and cook 6 to 7 minutes on each side or until done. Remove chicken, and keep warm.

  3. Add chicken broth and next 4 ingredients to skillet, and cook 5 minutes or until slightly thickened, stirring to loosen particles from bottom of skillet. Serve chicken with sauce.

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