Chicken Breasts with Balsamic Vinegar and Garlic

Chicken Breasts with Balsamic Vinegar and Garlic

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"This is a quick, easy and impressive gourmet dish. Goes great with roasted new potatoes."
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30 m servings 268 cals
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  • Calories:
  • 268 kcal
  • 13%
  • Fat:
  • 11.6 g
  • 18%
  • Carbs:
  • 9.9g
  • 3%
  • Protein:
  • 30.9 g
  • 62%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 77 mg
  • 26%
  • Sodium:
  • 286 mg
  • 11%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
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  1. Season the chicken with salt and pepper. Rinse the mushrooms and pat dry. Season the flour with salt and pepper and dredge the chicken breasts in the flour mixture. Heat oil in a skillet over medium high heat and saute the chicken until it is nicely browned on one side (about 3 minutes).
  2. Add the garlic. Turn the chicken breasts and scatter the mushrooms over them. Continue frying, shaking the skillet and stirring the mushrooms. Cook for about 3 minutes, then add the vinegar, broth, bay leaf and thyme. Cover tightly and simmer over medium low heat for 10 minutes, turning occasionally.
  3. Transfer the chicken to a warm serving platter and cover with foil. Set aside. Continue simmering the sauce, uncovered, over medium high heat for about 7 minutes. Swirl in the butter or margarine and discard the bay leaf. Pour this mushroom sauce mixture over the chicken and serve.


  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.


  1. 2855 Ratings

Most helpful positive review

I really love this dish. I have made it a few times. The first time, I followed the directions exactly. It had really good flavor, but I didn't like the way the flour on the chicken got slimy on...

Most helpful critical review

I really had some issues with this recipe. First, it was very bitter as-is to the point of utter bluntness. I had to add about two tablespoons of brown sugar to try and tone down the bitterness....

I really love this dish. I have made it a few times. The first time, I followed the directions exactly. It had really good flavor, but I didn't like the way the flour on the chicken got slimy on...

I am giving this 10 stars!!!!! I loved this. Very easy to prepare and it just reeked of professionalism. Next time, I may leave out the whole flour thing because it didn't really add anything to...

I love this, it is my favorite recipe from this site! If you're not a vinegar lover I suggest using only 1/8 cup of balsamic vinegar. I love the vinegar flavor so I wouldn't change a thing. I us...

Absolutely loved this recipe! Very impressive dish that was easy to prepare with ingredients that are normally found in one's kitchen. Used baby bella mushrooms and pounded out the chicken so ...

OMG! This is restaurant-quality fare for certain! I didn't flour the chicken and after removing from the pan, I simply thickened the sauce with about 1 1/2 tsp. cornstarch which I poured over t...

This was great; cooked it with a friend. We did change a couple of things, though. First, we cut the chicken into strips & added garlic powder to the flour mixture. Then browned the chicken &...

This recipe is a wonderful alternative to the same old chicken. It tastes a lot like Chicken Marsala. It is a little sweet and has great flavor. I let the chicken sit in a little vinegar for ...

This recipe is just wonderful! My husband and children found it had a bit too much vinegar even when I cut the amount in half. So the next time I made it I added about 2tbsp of cream when the ...

4-1/2 stars as written. However, with a few simple additions you can swing this over into the 5 star stratosphere! No treatment of the garlic cloves is mentioned, so I peeled them, crushed and v...