Balsamic Chicken

Balsamic Chicken

Unlike many of the dishes I’ve shared with y’all in the past, this delicious recipe is the following: simple, quick, healthy and clean! You start with chicken breast tenders and marinate them in a simple mix of balsamic vinegar, soy sauce, a small amount of brown sugar, garlic and olive oil… and that’s it! Simple cook up the marinated tenders and enjoy them on with the side dish of your choice or as part of a healthy salad. The marinade reduction is insanely tasty for its simple beginnings; it was another pan licker for the husband! Balsamic Chicken fills you up with yummy protein without weighing you down with heavy sauces, so you can feel satisfied instead of stuffed to the gills.

Balsamic Chicken

  • 1/3 cup balsamic vinegar
  • ¼ cup lower-sodium soy sauce
  • 3 Tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breast tenders
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  1. Combine balsamic vinegar, soy sauce, brown sugar, garlic and 1 Tablespoon olive oil in a large resealable bag, and add chicken tenders. Marinate overnight in the refrigerator.
  2. Preheat oven to 400° F.
  3. Remove chicken tenders from bag. Heat 1 Tablespoon olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat and add chicken when oil is heated. Saute each side for 4 minutes, then transfer chicken to a baking dish. Place chicken in the oven to finish cooking, 6-10 minutes.
  4. Enjoy chicken and sauce from the pan on top of couscous or risotto!


This simple but flavorful chicken is great over pasta, creamy risotto or salad! The sauce is distinctly delicious with the hints of balsamic and a bit of sweetness from the brown sugar. You could also reduce the marinade mixture to use as a sauce on grilled chicken or fish.
Based on a recipe from The Dough Also Rises

Click here to download a PDF of this recipe!


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