Thursday, January 19, 2012

Honey Garlic Balsamic Chicken

I have been loving finding healthier recipes.  I have found some that are just plain delicious!  The simplicity of many of these recipes is very appealing as well.  A few ingredients, fresh ingredients at that, and dinner is served!  

I love the flavor of balsamic vinegar.  My favorite salad dressing lately is a light balsamic vinaigrette, it is wonderful.  I have recently tried a pork recipe with a balsamic glaze, and when I saw this one for chicken, I knew I'd be trying it :)

Honey Garlic Balsamic Chicken

4 boneless, skinless, chicken breasts
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
2 Tablespoons butter
1 Tablespoon olive oil
1/2 cup chicken broth
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar 
1 Tablespoon fresh lemon juice
3 chopped garlic cloves
1 1/2 teaspoons honey

Pat the chicken dry with paper towels. Season with salt and pepper. Melt the butter over medium-high heat and add the olive oil.

Add the chicken to the pan.

Cook the chicken until both sides are brown and the chicken is cooked through. It is about 6 to 7 minutes on each side. Take the chicken out of the pan, and put on a plate and cover with foil.

Add the chicken broth, balsamic vinegar, lemon juice, garlic, and honey to the pan. Cook for about 5 minutes, the sauce will thicken. Use a spatula to get the browned bits off of the bottom of the pan.

Slice the chicken on a bias, and spoon the pan sauce over the top. I served mine with some orzo tossed with homemade pesto sauce and Parmesan cheese.

Recipe Source:  Baked Bree

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