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Three balsamic chicken breasts on a white plate with a sprig or rosemary.
4.18 from 51 votes

Honey Balsamic Chicken Recipe

This healthy Honey Balsamic Glazed Chicken recipe makes an impressive dinner for any occasion. Finish off this quick and easy main dish with a drizzle of balsamic glaze to take it over the top!

Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 220 kcal


  • 1 lb. chicken breasts
  • ½ cup balsamic vinegar good quality
  • ¼ cup chicken broth regular sodium
  • 2 Tbsp. honey
  • 2 cloves garlic crushed
  • ½ tsp. salt to taste
  • ¼ tsp. black pepper
  • 1 tsp. rosemary fresh, finely chopped
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil


  1. Pound chicken breasts to 1-inch thick and cut into 4-ounce portions.
  2. In a medium-sized bowl whisk together vinegar, broth, honey, garlic, salt, pepper, and rosemary. Reserve ½ cup of marinade and add remaining ~¼ cup to a 1-gallon ziplock bag with the chicken breasts.
  3. Marinate for 15-30 minutes.

  4. In a large cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat add oil and chicken, letting excess marinade drip off of it before adding to the skillet. Cook for 3-4 minutes per side, or until it is cooked through and internal temperature reaches 165 degrees. (Check with a meat thermometer.)

  5. Meanwhile, in a separate, small saucepan or skillet add remaining balsamic marinade and bring to a boil. Boil for 1 minute and then reduce heat to simmer.
  6. Let balsamic vinegar mixture simmer for 10 minutes or until it is reduced by half and forms a glaze.
  7. Serve cooked chicken breasts with balsamic glaze and enjoy!

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Recipe Notes

  • You can substitute pure maple syrup or agave nectar for the honey.
  • Fresh thyme or basil will work well in place of the rosemary.  Dried herbs will also be a good substitution for the fresh rosemary.
  • To Store: Leftovers will last for up to 3-4 days if sealed in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Keep the balsamic glaze separately in the refrigerator for up to 1-2 weeks.
  • To Freeze: Place in a freezer-safe container for up to 4-6 months.
Nutrition Facts
Honey Balsamic Chicken Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 220 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 73mg24%
Sodium 433mg19%
Potassium 479mg14%
Carbohydrates 13g4%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 11g12%
Protein 25g50%
Vitamin A 73IU1%
Vitamin C 4mg5%
Calcium 33mg3%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.