Lucky's Quickie Chickie Recipe -
Lucky's Quickie Chickie Recipe
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Lucky's Quickie Chickie

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"Fresh basil is essential to get that fresh burst of flavor with a hint of sweet and sour in this dish. The ingredients are all on hand when my herb garden is in season! Add a salad and a favorite vegetable for a quick weeknight meal."

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Original recipe makes 2 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    20 mins


  1. Heat olive oil in a nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Season chicken with salt and pepper. Cook and stir chicken in the hot oil until chicken is no longer pink in the center, about 3 to 5 minutes. Stir basil, honey, and balsamic vinegar into chicken and cook for 1 more minute.
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  • Cook's Note:
  • Any cut of chicken will work with this method; just adjust the cooking time accordingly.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jul 07, 2014

There are quite a few recipes like this circulating the web but this one was less complicated, involving less steps. Man, was it good. I seasoned the chicken with some garlic salt as well as the salt and pepper and cooked it in a combination of olive oil and butter for a little extra flavor. One and a half teaspoons each of honey and balsamic vinegar seemed a little skimpy, so I increased that to one tablespoon each and it was just the right amount. I combined the two before I added it to the chicken and it blended in easily. I try to limit my carbs, so I served this with fresh green beans and sliced tomatoes but frankly, this would have been even better with some hot cooked rice.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Aug 07, 2014

Lucky's Quickie Chickie Haiku: "Needed way more sauce. Barely covered the chicken. (Didn't change a thing.)" A nice and flavorful chicken, but would've greatly benefited from doubling, or tripling the honey and balsamic vinegar. I loved the basil and the simple and quick instructions, but wouldn't make again without heavily increasing (or marinating with) the sauce.

Jul 13, 2014

The first time, I followed the recipe without any kind of alteration. Whereas we liked it OK, we felt there was room for improvement. First, there was not enough sauce to suit my husband. I started by sautéing a couple of cloves of finely minced garlic after cooking the chicken (removed chicken to a plate and kept warm while making the sauce.) I then reduced 1/4 cup dry white wine by half, and added 2 Tb of chicken stock, along with the doubled balsamic and honey. This rounded out the flavor perfectly to suit our palates. Simmered the sauce for a few minutes until it started to get a little syrupy. Added the chicken back in and folded it gently into the sauce for 2 minutes to rewarm the meat. Sprinkled liberally with a chiffonnade of fresh basil at the last minute. Served it over rice cooked in chicken stock and it was a fabulous summer dinner. Although those steps added to the prep time, it was still pretty quick to throw together. The flavor advancement made the few extra minutes seem like a good trade-off.

Apr 16, 2014

I'm amazed that such a quick dish could be SO delicious! I couldn't stop eating this, and ended up stuffed! I do have to say that this recipe would make 2 very skimpy servings. (6 ounces of tenderloins as called for in the recipe ended up being 2 tenderloins which in my opinion is enough for one person, not two, so make more!) The package of chicken I bought was enough to triple this recipe so I made the whole package, and I'd say that made a good amount for 3 people. I will make this often! YUM!

Jun 04, 2015

As a student, it's quick and easy to make. And cheap! I've done it with pork as well, which was also nice.

Sep 19, 2013

This raises the bar on a simple to make chicken dinner. I followed the recipe exactly including fresh basil which was so terrific in this dish with the honey and balsamic. 5 Stars for a simple and flavourful dish you can whip up in no time. Thanks Lucky...I think even the Picky will love this Quickie Chickie...

Jan 04, 2014

This is very good! I did double the seasonings. Thanks LN!

Aug 05, 2014

A very tender tasty easy chicken meal that will go with just about anything, we all loved it. There are not many chicken recipes that I don't previously marinate my chicken, but this one doesn't need it. I had two boneless chicken breast I cut into tenders. I don't have a scale but knew they were more than 6oz. so I used a tablespoon ea. of the honey and balsamic vinegar. I did add some minced garlic too. I recommend this for anyone looking for a quick easy meal. I served with Ann's rice pilaf and Sauteed Zucchini (Frackfamily) both on AR. Thanks Lucky you got a real keeper here.


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  • Calories
  • 157 kcal
  • 8%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 5.3 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol
  • 48 mg
  • 16%
  • Fat
  • 6.8 g
  • 10%
  • Fiber
  • 0.1 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 17.8 g
  • 36%
  • Sodium
  • 334 mg
  • 13%

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

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