Garlic Balsamic Chicken Skillet with Cherry Tomatoes Recipe

balsamic chicken recipeWhether you’re having friends over for dinner or you’re short on time on a weeknight, garlic balsamic glazed chicken is a simple no-fuss meal that you can serve with virtually any side dish.

This one-pan chicken dish is the best of all worlds: quick, easy, and delicious! The recipe comes together in less than 15 minutes and will become your new go-to recipe for turning boring chicken breasts into something scrumptious the whole family wants to eat.

Tips for Cooking Juicy and Flavorful Chicken Breasts on the Stove Top

  • Pound the chicken breasts so they’re around 1/4-inch thick, ideally. This lets them cook quickly but stay super moist and juicy.
  • Depending on the type of broth and coconut aminos you use, you may need to add a little additional salt at the end of cooking.
  • Lightly crush your garlic before slicing to release its fragrant compounds.

Let’s get started.

One-Pan Garlic Balsamic Chicken Skillet Recipe

balsamic chicken recipeServes: 4

Time in the kitchen: 15 minutes

Ingredients

Directions

Pound the chicken breasts between two pieces of parchment using a meat mallet until they are uniform in thickness, about 1/4-inch thick. Season both sides of the breasts liberally with salt and pepper.

balsamic chicken recipe

Heat the olive oil in a pan over medium heat. Once hot, add the sliced garlic and stir until the garlic is fragrant. Place the chicken breasts in the pan and brown for 2 minutes on each side.

balsamic chicken recipeAdd the balsamic vinegar and coconut aminos. Bring the mixture to a boil, then flip over the chicken again and reduce the heat to a simmer.

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Add the broth, tomatoes, and sliced basil, and give the pan a gentle shake. balsamic chicken recipeContinue cooking over medium heat on the stovetop, turning the chicken every minute or so to coat it in the balsamic mixture. Add a small amount of extra broth as needed to keep the skillet from drying out.

balsamic chicken recipe

Cook until the internal temperature of the chicken reaches 165 degrees Fahrenheit and the tomatoes are soft. Garnish with fresh basil and enjoy!

balsamic chicken recipe

Nutrition Info (serves 4):

Calories: 302
Total Fat: 13g
Total Carbs: 6g
Net Carbs: 5.5g
Protein: 40g

Simple Side Dishes for an Easy Weeknight Meal

Pair delicious garlic balsamic glazed chicken with one of these side dishes for a quick, healthy meal:

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Balsamic glazed chicken breasts in skillet, cherry tomatoes, fresh basil

Garlic Balsamic Chicken Skillet with Cherry Tomatoes Recipe


  • Author: Mark's Daily Apple
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Description

This flavorful garlic balsamic chicken comes together in 15 minutes and uses only one skillet for easy clean-up. Balsamic glazed chicken pairs perfectly with the sweet tang of cherry tomatoes in this simple yet elegant dish.


Scale

Ingredients

1.5 lbs. boneless chicken breasts
3 Tbsp. Primal Kitchen® Olive Oil
5 clove sliced garlic
3.5 Tbsp. Primal Kitchen® Balsamic Vinegar
23 Tbsp. chicken broth
1.5 Tbsp. coconut aminos
2 Tbsp. basil, sliced into ribbons
1 cup cherry tomatoes
Salt and pepper
More fresh basil for garnish


Instructions

Pound the chicken breasts between two pieces of parchment using a meat mallet until they are uniform in thickness, about 1/4-inch thick.

Season both sides of the breasts liberally with salt and pepper.

Heat the olive oil in a pan over medium heat. Once hot, add the sliced garlic and stir until the garlic is fragrant. Place the chicken breasts in the pan and brown for 2 minutes on each side.

Add the balsamic vinegar and coconut aminos. Bring the mixture to a boil, then flip over the chicken again and reduce the heat to a simmer.

Add the broth, tomatoes, and sliced basil, and give the pan a gentle shake.

Continue cooking over medium heat on the stovetop, turning the chicken every minute or so to coat it in the balsamic mixture. Add a small amount of extra broth as needed to keep the skillet from drying out.

Cook until the internal temperature of the chicken reaches 165 degrees Fahrenheit and the tomatoes are soft. Garnish with more fresh basil and enjoy!

Notes

Nutrition info calculated using Cronometer

  • Category: Main dish
  • Method: Skillet, stove top

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1/4 of recipe
  • Calories: 302
  • Fat: 13 grams
  • Carbohydrates: 6 grams
  • Fiber: 0.6 grams
  • Protein: 40 grams

Keywords: Balsamic Glazed Chicken Breasts, Stove Top Chicken Recipe, Chicken Skillet Recipe

About the Author

A food blogger, recipe developer, and personal chef based in Missouri, Priscilla specializes in low-carb, Paleo, gluten-free, keto, vegetarian, and low FODMAP cooking. See what she’s cooking on Priscilla Cooks, and follow her food adventures on Instagram and Pinterest.

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    1. 1 pound is 453 grams, 1 tbsp is 14.78 mL, 1 cup tomatoes is 149 grams. Then you just have to do the math

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  3. I’m a big fan of balsamic chicken. I started making it back in college as a switch up from my traditional chicken breast flavors.

    One of my favorite additions is adding a bit of raw honey to the recipe for a little sweetness with the tanginess from the balsamic vinegar. Such a great balance!