My favorite way to prepare chicken, this easy Balsamic Chicken has only a few ingredients. Try this balsamic vinegar chicken over salads, rice, or with potatoes. Here, I’ve served it over a low carb cauliflower mash with broccoli, and prepared some for my meal prep.
This post is not sponsored by Pasolivo, but I did receive complimentary products from the company. I am sharing the products with you today because I genuinely love the quality of their premium olive oils and vinegars.
Easy Balsamic Chicken Breasts
I’ve been preparing chicken like this for years — but have never posted the recipe all on it’s own!
The first time I made it, I didn’t even know it was a “thing.” We were staying at the beach, and knowing the groceries I could buy there were limited, I had brought along a few spices, some olive oil, and some balsamic vinegar (a staple, right my friends?!) — and when I decided to see what would happen when I cooked the chicken along with some vinegar, I was amazed by the results — an incredibly moist chicken breast, in the BEST sticky sweet glaze. Never turned back!
My love for this easy balsamic chicken was heightened recently when I received the most amazing olive oil and balsamic vinegar from Pasolivo. I connected with this company from Paso Robles because I have family in the area and know what an incredible climate and beautiful region it is.
The Tuscan Balsamic has a small amount of sugar, and is complimented with blackberries and oregano. If I thought balsamic on it’s own was perfection, I don’t know what to call this! The house immediately smelled like summer when I started simmering the chicken.
How to Make Balsamic Chicken
This meal is on regular rotation in our house because it’s so easy, and so delicious.
If you’re already cooking chicken breasts, this addition makes them extra special with absolutely no extra work.
Brown the chicken breasts in some olive oil, and season them with salt, pepper, and thyme or oregano.
Flip to start browning the other side, and then add about 1 cup of balsamic vinegar (I like about 1/4-1/3 cup per chicken breast — the glaze is SO good).
Let the chicken simmer, flipping it a couple of times, until the balsamic has thickened and creates a beautiful dark glaze.
To dress these up, I added a handful of olives, some semi dried tomatoes, and some fresh basil — all optional!
How to Serve Balsamic Chicken
Keep this meal low carb by serving it on a simple cauliflower mash along with some veggies or a salad.
You can also try:
- Balsamic Chicken Salad
- Spiralized Cucumber and Strawberry Salad with Grilled Balsamic Chicken
- Watermelon Balsamic Chicken Salad
- One Pot Balsamic Chicken and Butternut Stew
Other Easy Chicken Dinner Recipes:
- Artichoke Spinach Stuffed Chicken Breasts, by Sunkissed Kitchen
- Almond and Herb Crusted Chicken, by Sunkissed Kitchen
- Loaded Whole30 Chicken Caesar Salad, by Sunkissed Kitchen
Tuscan Balsamic Chicken
- 4 chicken breasts
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 teaspoon sea salt more or less, to taste
- 1/2 teaspoon thyme
- black pepper to taste
- 1 cup balsamic vinegar
- semi dried tomatoes optional, garnish (or sun dried)
- black olives optional, garnish
- fresh basil optional, garnish
- Add olive oil to a skillet over medium high heat, and add chicken breasts. Season with salt, pepper, and thyme. Brown chicken on one side for about 5 minutes, and then flip.
- Lower the heat to medium low, and add balsamic vinegar. Allow chicken to simmer in the vinegar, flipping the chicken a couple times to coat in the glaze. Once the vinegar has thickened and is a sticky glaze, about 20 minutes, the chicken is ready.
- Garnish with semi dried tomatoes, olives, and basil, if desired.