Balsamic Chicken

  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Total Time: 21 mins
  • Servings: 4
  • About This Recipe

    “Delicious chicken dish for a nice, simple, light meal. Note:This is one of the recipes I adopted in the Great ‘Zaar Orphan Adoption of 2005. I hope you enjoy it.Note: If desired, you can substitute approximately 12-16 chicken breast tenders (tenderloins) in lieu of the whole chicken breasts.”

    Ingredients

  • 4boneless skinless chicken breast halves( see note in intro)
  • 2teaspoonslemon-pepper seasoning
  • 1 1/2 teaspoonsextra virgin olive oil
  • 1/3 cupbalsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 cupchicken broth
  • 2garlic cloves, minced
  • 4teaspoonsbutter
  • parsley sprig
  • cherry tomatoes
  • Directions

  • On a hard surface with meat mallet, lightly pound chicken to 1/4-inch. To minimize the mess, place the breasts/tenders in a zipper-lock bag (unsealed) before pounding (if doing so, ONLY use a flat-surface mallet — not one with ridges).
  • Sprinkle lemon-pepper seasoning evenly on both sides of chicken. Press to adhere.
  • In a large frying pan, pour oil and heat to medium temperature.
  • Add chicken breasts and cook, turning once, about 7 minutes or until fork can be inserted in chicken with ease. If substituting tenders, cook approximately 2-3 minutes per side, or until done.
  • Remove chicken to warm serving platter (keep warm). In medium bowl, mix together vinegar, broth and garlic; add to frying pan. Cook over medium-high heat (scraping up brown meat bits) about 2-4 minutes or until mixture is reduced and syrupy.
  • Add butter; stir to melt.
  • Place chicken on serving dish and spoon sauce over chicken.
  • Garnish with parsley sprigs and cherry tomatoes.
  • Reviews

  • “Incredibly easy and absolutely delicious!I was out of lemon-pepper, so substituted fresh lime juice and fresh ground pepper;amazingly, I was also out of chicken broth, so used apple juice and a splash of red wine as the mixture was reducing.I will definitely make this one again… and probably double the sauce next time!”

  • “Very easy and quick to make.Was a little unsure when we started out how it was going to be! But man o man, it was GOOD!Many compliments to the chef! Seeing that I was the chef, I was happy!CAUTION:Children do NOT like the smell of cooked balsamic vinegar.It really stinks the house up! I may have scarred my 3 boys for life!BUT it was worth it!Great dish!!”

  • “I reduced the recipe for 2 breasts and halved the sauce – not needed as my husband practically licked the sauce out of the pan.Next time I’ll just keep the sauce amount the same, regardless of chicken qty.Very good.Served w/hot biscuits and acorn squash.”

  • “This was great and my husband loved it!So quick and easy, I just served with a little rice and some green beans for a nice yet easy meal.”

  • “Delicious chicken I used Mrs dash extra spicy instead of the lemon pepper. As said by all Quick Easy and good! Thanks”

  • “It’s great. The vinegar is not too strong and the garlic complements it. If you don’t like garlic, you aughta still try it”

  • “I love this recipe – make it a lot and have shared with many people. It’s great with sourdough rolls, salad and mashed potatoes and the sauce is to die for!”

  • “I’ve been meaning to try this for a while and finally got around to it. What a treat!!It was very well received.It won’t take me too long before I get around to doing this one again!!”

  • “Very good .. I didnt have lemon pepper either so I used a spice mix and a dash of cajun .. will make it again”

  • “Absolutely incredible.I love balsamic vinegar and garlic together. My family says this is an absolute keeper.I’m emailing this to my mother tonight.Thanks for posting and thank you s’kat for talking it up.PSI think that next time I might use my roasted garlic, yum!”

  • “nice easy tasty way to do chicken breasts! excellent recipe”

  • “ditto everyone else’s compliments.this one is worth trying — and tasting.”

  • “I knocked of a couple stars because my husband really turned up his nose at the sourish flavor. He refused to eat it. However, I love balsamic vinegar and I thought it was kinda nice for a change. The rest of my family thought it was quite tasty too. But I probably won’t make it again!”

  • “Wow! Delicious, healthy and easy. What more could you ask for? This recipe is a keeper and I will be making it again.”

  • “Just like previous reviewers said – easy and good! Next time I’ll work to get the chicken more golden, this time is was a bit pale. The sauce was great – even my husband thought so – despite me prediciting he’s scoff at the whole thing. I’m adding this to my Lo-Carb Cookbook and will make it again.”

  • “Nice dish. It was easy and my family really liked it! I don’t cook real often so its nice to get a thumbs up on new recipes. I used Newman’s balsamic vinaigrette dressing since I didn’t have the vinegar on hand.”

  • “I’m sorry but none of us really liked the taste of this dish.It was easy and fast to prepare with few ingredients readily available in any kitchen.Thank you.”

  • “Tried it before to less than enthusiastic reviews from the hubby and child, however, I tried it again, and this time, I tasted it.This came out very good.I was surprised at how good the sauce tasted.Instead of the lemon pepper, I just seasoned the chicken with lemon juice and salt, since my family is not super keen on lemon pepper.Next time, I think I may also try some lemon juice in the reduction to give it a little more kick.”

  • “MMMM this recipe tasted so good.So easy to make and the chicken just falls apart in your mouth.Definately will make this recipe again!”

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