Chicken Balsamic Recipe -
  • READY IN 40 mins

Chicken Balsamic

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"Chicken breasts get treated to a tangy balsamic bath in this Italian-inspired creation. The chicken is marinated in vinegar, chicken stock, sugar, garlic, and Italian seasonings, then sauteed, and simmered in a balsamic-based sauce."

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  • PREP

    5 mins
  • COOK

    15 mins

    40 mins


  1. Set chicken in a shallow bowl. Add the combined vinegar, chicken stock, sugar, garlic and seasoning. Allow chicken to marinate 10 minutes on each side. Remove chicken and set marinade aside.
  2. Place marinade in small saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer.
  3. Briefly heat the Enova™ brand oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the marinated chicken breasts. Cook each chicken breast 4 minutes each side (or until browned). Add the marinade to the skillet and continue cooking for an additional 3-4 minutes while turning the chicken breasts until they are cooked through.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jun 17, 2005

This is fantastic!! I added fresh garlic and otherwise followed the recipe exactly. It is SO much like the balsamic chicken that I buy at my local Italian specialty shop. I am so glad that I tried this recipe.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Feb 11, 2006

This was the most moist chicken I have ever made, however, I must agree with many of the other viewers that the flavor was not the best and it was a bit bland. I think with all of those Italian herbs and the onions it tasted like spaghetti/ marinara sauce, but without the richness of the added tomatoes and sauce, so it was just really lacking. I even added some wine and shallots into the marinade which is something that halfway salvaged it.


26 Ratings

Jan 06, 2006

this recipe gets 5 stars for being super easy and super tasty. everything was in the house already. i marinated for ten minutes per side and next time will do overnight for even more intensity of this delicious taste. i used 2t italian herbs, 1/2 each of oregano, basil, thyme and parsley. i used 2T splenda instead of sugar, and 6 cloves of garlic instead of just 1. 1?! come on. next time i will increase the marinade and serve as sauce on angel hair pasta, which i imagine would be divine. italian hubby loved this bird, thank you. very yums.

Feb 02, 2006

This turned out a little sweet, next time I will follow other's suggestion and cut the sugar in half. Other than that, I thought it was teriffic. I did cut the breasts in half and marinated for 4 hours to get some additional flavor. This gets 5 stars for being so simple and still being quite tasty.

Jan 19, 2006

Definatly one of my favorite dishes EVER. I've made it a few times, using both fresh and frozen chicken, and it turned out amazingly flavorful. I cook the chicken a good deal longer than the recipe suggests, boiling down the marinade a bit and pouring it over rice. It's great.

Sep 12, 2005

This recipe was easy and very tasty. I used olive oil instead of Enova and I used fresh garlic. Even my 2 year old loved it! The marinade is awesome; it would probably be really good poured over a side dish of angel hair pasta.

May 19, 2008

Not the best, but good enough to make again. I doubled the sauce, and the herbs, and added like 4 dashes of salt, haha.. Kind of sweet though, so instead of 4 TBS of sugar (4 because of the doubled sauce), Next time I might just but 3..?

Apr 16, 2007

This is a fairly quick and easy recipe and it tastes great! I highly recommend it.


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  • Calories
  • 217 kcal
  • 11%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 10.2 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol
  • 72 mg
  • 24%
  • Fat
  • 7.3 g
  • 11%
  • Fiber
  • 0.2 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 26.6 g
  • 53%
  • Sodium
  • 68 mg
  • 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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