Balsamic Chicken Breasts Recipe
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Balsamic Chicken Breasts Recipe

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“This quick savory chicken is a family favorite. It's easy, healthy and satisfying. Served with a salad or whole wheat roll, it's a perfect meal that's good enough for company!” Denise Johanowicz - Madison, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 20 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 20 min.
MAKES: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (4 ounces each)
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 small onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/8 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed

Nutritional Facts

1 chicken breast half with 2 tablespoons sauce equals 194 calories, 6 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 63 mg cholesterol, 131 mg sodium, 9 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 24 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1 fat, 1/2 starch.

Directions

  1. In a large resealable plastic bag, combine the flour, pepper and salt. Add chicken, one piece at a time, and shake to coat.
  2. In a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray, cook chicken in oil over medium heat for 4-5 minutes on each side or until juices run clear. Remove and keep warm.
  3. In the same pan, cook onion until tender. Add water, stirring to loosen browned bits. Add the vinegar, thyme and rosemary; cook and stir for 3-4 minutes or until sauce is slightly thickened. Serve with chicken. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Balsamic Chicken Breasts in Healthy Cooking April/May 2009, p15

Nutritional Facts

1 chicken breast half with 2 tablespoons sauce equals 194 calories, 6 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 63 mg cholesterol, 131 mg sodium, 9 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 24 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1 fat, 1/2 starch.

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Reviewed Jun. 23, 2014

This was a great recipe, easy and simple with flavor

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Reviewed Mar. 10, 2014

Easy and delicious. We loved it. I will definitely prepare this again.

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Reviewed Jan. 31, 2013

Nice and juicy, easy to make even my very adult picky family enjoyed it!!

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Reviewed Oct. 6, 2011

So easy and tasty. It?s definitely one I would make again.

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Reviewed Jan. 4, 2011

Love this recipe! Easy, simple, and delicious.

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