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Honey Balsamic Chicken

This balsamic chicken is a recipe I adapted from a cookbook that featured quick and easy recipes. I adjusted the seasonings somewhat and added a bit more honey to better suit my tastes. —Lisa Varner, El Paso, Texas
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
  • Makes
    2 servings


  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (5 ounces each)
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
  • 2 teaspoons canola oil
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil


  • Sprinkle chicken with garlic salt and pepper. In a large skillet over medium heat, cook chicken in oil until juices run clear, 4-7 minutes on each side. Remove and keep warm.
  • Add vinegar, honey and basil to the pan; cook and stir 1 minute. Return chicken to the pan; heat through, turning to coat with glaze.
Nutrition Facts
1 chicken breast half: 233 calories, 8g fat (1g saturated fat), 78mg cholesterol, 559mg sodium, 11g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 0 fiber), 29g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat, 1 fat, 0.500 starch.

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  • Carol
    Nov 7, 2019

    Easy, delicious, quick, stove top! All my favorite phrases in one recipe....what could be better? I had "Honey Ginger White Balsamic Vinegar" I had bought from one of those specialty shops and was looking for a recipe. I kept the chicken seasoning the same and omitted the basil in the glaze, and it came out perfect if you like sweet (which we do). I would make extra glaze next time for dipping or pouring over my sides....probably would take a bit longer to reduce but would be worth it. As always, the quality of the vinegar probably has a significant impact on the outcome. Thanks for a keeper of a recipe!

  • pajamaangel
    Oct 14, 2016

    I thought this had wonderful flavor. I put the chicken over rice and poured some of the sauce over the chicken. It was fabulous!

  • skipperstrucking
    Mar 13, 2015

    Great flavor and super easy.

  • JCV4
    Jan 6, 2014

    This is a tasty recipe, low in calories and fat. It was easy and quick to make, too.

  • lacyrp
    Jun 13, 2013

    This is a super-fast, delicious recipe. I add more honey and cut back the balsamic vinegar. It's my husband's favorite chicken!

  • jlc1978blue
    Apr 28, 2012

    This recipe was disappointing. I expected it to have a lot of flavor and it was actually kind of bland.

  • cookingqueen493
    Apr 20, 2012

    I love the flavor, nice and sweet!

  • sweets4nana
    Nov 7, 2011

    Very tender chicken, husband loved the flavor

  • kaydee096
    Oct 17, 2011

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  • rlbrammer
    Oct 2, 2011

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