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

Honey Balsamic Chicken starts with a simple marinade of tangy balsamic vinegar and sweet honey and is then topped with a delightful balsamic glaze.

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


  • 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.
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.