Saturday, January 21, 2012

#51 New Recipes - Honey Garlic Balsamic Chicken

I love finding new ways to make chicken breasts. It's one of my staple dinners, I make it all the time, and I'm constantly making the same recipes over and over again. Something easy and delicious but new sounded like a great idea!

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 a cup balsamic vinegar
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
3 chopped garlic cloves
1 1/2 teaspoons honey

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

2. Add the chicken to the pan. Cook until both sides are brown and the chicken is cooked through. It is about 6-7 minutes on each side. Take the chicken out of the pan and put on a plate and cover with foil.
4. Add the chicken broth, balsamic vinegar, lemon juice, garlic and honey to the pan you just cooked the chicken in. Cook for about 5 minutes, the sauce will thicken. Use a spatula to get the browned bits off of the bottom of the pan.

5. Slice the chicken on a bias and spoon the pan sauce over the top. Or do what I did and just pour it on.

Freaking delicious! Has good re-heat value too because it's been soaking in the sauce for even longer. Yum yum yum! If you want to make it healthier, don't use butter when cooking the chicken just use more oil. Also, I nixed salt from the recipe completely - with acids like lemon juice and balsamic vinegar salt is really unnecessary.


1 comment:

  1. Oooh I know what I'm making for dinner tonight! :)