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


  • 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 each: 194 calories, 6g fat (1g saturated fat), 63mg cholesterol, 131mg sodium, 9g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 24g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1 fat, 1/2 starch.


  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

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.

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jenrsnyder User ID: 6252990 256268
Reviewed Nov. 1, 2016

"The chicken was easy to prepare but I did not like the thyme in the sauce. Maybe it's a personal preference....but I enjoyed the balsamic & onions. I could have eaten it with more sauce, less thyme in it."

dlyn9smith User ID: 1866642 223957
Reviewed Apr. 1, 2015

"My husband told me this recipe is a keeper. We both loved the slightly sweet sauce. I will be making this recipe again soon."

weebles01 User ID: 1103491 143774
Reviewed Jun. 23, 2014

"This was a great recipe, easy and simple with flavor"

Helem User ID: 3356086 98764
Reviewed Mar. 10, 2014

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

snowbell1955 User ID: 7022632 179942
Reviewed Jan. 31, 2013

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

Susie49 User ID: 5939008 181195
Reviewed Oct. 6, 2011

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

aubsmc User ID: 4410313 179914
Reviewed Jan. 4, 2011

"Love this recipe! easy, simple, and delicious."

dusarahbear User ID: 2810274 104866
Reviewed May. 12, 2009

"This was really tasty and a nice change up for chicken"

getto140 User ID: 1493976 113797
Reviewed Mar. 12, 2009

"I made this for dinner tonight. It was simple and tasty."

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