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Three balsamic chicken breasts on a white plate with a sprig or rosemary.
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Balsamic Chicken Recipe (Honey Glazed)

Honey Balsamic Glazed Chicken is a healthy recipe that makes an impressive dinner for any occasion. Chicken rests in a balsamic vinegar and honey marinade, then is cooked in a cast-iron skillet or seared on the grill.
Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time30 minutes
Course: Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 servings


  • 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


  • Pound chicken breasts to 1-inch thick and cut into 4-ounce portions.
  • 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.
  • Marinate for 15-30 minutes.
  • 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.)
  • 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.
  • Let balsamic vinegar mixture simmer for 10 minutes or until it is reduced by half and forms a glaze.
  • Serve cooked chicken breasts with balsamic glaze and enjoy!



  • 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.


Calories: 220kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 73mg | Sodium: 433mg | Potassium: 479mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 73IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 33mg | Iron: 1mg