Balsamic Chicken 07-Jul-2011

A very simple italian herbed chicken dish.


  • 1/3 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons white sugar
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried Italian herb seasoning
  • 4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil


  1. Whisk together the balsamic vinegar, chicken broth, sugar, garlic, and Italian seasoning in a bowl, place the chicken breasts in the marinade, and marinate for 10 minutes on each side.

  2. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Remove the chicken from the marinade and reserve the marinade. Place the chicken in the heated pan and cook until they start to brown and are no longer pink inside, about 7 minutes per side. Pour the marinade into the skillet, and cook until it thickens slightly, turning the chicken breasts over once or twice, about 5 minutes.


If you don’t have an Italian herb blend, you can get a packet of Italian dressing mix, or simply use Basil, Oregano, Marjoram, and Sage.

Something to do when making dishes like this where the chicken is typically just sautéed: cube the chicken before marinating it or prepping it in any other way. It not only absorbs more marinate, but it will be sure to cook uniformly and more rapidly.