Monday, February 27, 2012

Honey Balsamic Chicken

52 Mantels

We were out much of the day yesterday and wanted something quick, easy, and satisfying for dinner.  That's not much to ask ;)  My husbands favorite dish is Balsamic Chicken.  Unfortunately I don't follow a recipe so it comes out different every time.  Never bad, but never the same...lol.  So I decided I would write this recipe up because it was so good!



Honey Balsamic Chicken
3-4 Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts, washed and seasoned with salt and pepper
2 TBS Butter
2 TBS Olive Oil
1/2 cup Chicken Broth
1/4 cup Balsamic Vinegar
2 TBS Lemon Juice
4 Cloves of Garlic, minced
2 tsp Honey

  1. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat, add olive oil and then chicken
  2. Cook chicken until browned crispy, about 7-9 minutes on each side (don't worry if chicken is not cooked it will continue to cook in  the sauce 
  3. Add chicken broth, vinegar, lemon juice, garlic, and honey to the skillet and mix well
  4. Simmer for about 10 minutes or until chicken is cooked through and no longer pink in the center
  5. Flip chicken half way through to coat well in the sauce
  6. Plate chicken and spoon extra sauce over top of the chicken
The chicken takes on such a great flavor and the sauce is fantastic for dipping a nice crusty bread into.  Serve with some veggies and a side salad to round out the meal.  YUM!

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38 comments:

  1. Looks and sounds Yummy . Here for Papa it would be hold the salad and add mash potatoes lol he's a meat and potatoes man ! I do my own chicken sauce pretty much in the same way but different ingrediants a mix I came up with and just add a bit of this and that and it tastes good . Thanks for sharing a must try ! Have a great day !

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    1. Sometimes those are the best sauces! And there is nothing wrong with meat and potatoes. I am sure this would be great with some mashed potatoes :)

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  2. Looks and sounds really yummy,Thanks for joining us at Creative Mondays :)

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  3. Ohh.... I'm hungry now!! That sure looks YUMMY!!

    I really hope you'll be sharing this over at The DIY Dreamer:
    http://thediydreamer.blogspot.com/2012/02/from-dream-to-reality-linky-party-5.html

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    1. Christine it is and so easy! I am heading over there now :)

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  4. This sounds wonderful! We might be having it for dinner tonight ;) Thanks for sharing!

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    1. I would love to hear how you guys liked it! Hope you guys enjoy it :)

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  5. this is one of my favorite dish..thanks for the recipe..I have not used the chicken broth...I bet it helps keep it moist.

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    1. This is my husbands favorite! We all love this and I really think the chicken broth helps keep it moist :)

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  6. This looks delicious. It's great to find another food blogger with dinner recipes. A lot are sweets and desserts. I'm going to poke around your blog a little today. I'm a new follower. Stop by and visit me sometime.

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    1. Yes there are a lot of sweets out there. I am not much of a baker, but I can cook ;) I am heading over there now to check out your site!

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  7. That looks delicious! I have been looking for new chicken recipes and can't wait to try this.

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    1. Thank you Jennifer! I hope you enjoy it. I love simple and easy dishes like this on a busy night :)

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  8. Looks so delicious & mouthwatering!! Thanks a lot for linking with
    Midweek Fiesta

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    1. Thank you for your kind comments and for stopping by.

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  9. Hi Erika,
    Your Honey Balsamic Chicken looks so moist and delicious, I just love that flavor combination. Hope you have a wonderful week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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    1. Thank you Miz Helen! We love the combo too. So simple, yet so delicious!

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  10. I'm so pressed for time lately, this recipe definitely catches my eye. Fast, easy, and uses ingredients I always have. I can see this being a dinner saver for me...thank you! And thank you for linking with See Ya In the Gumbo. Nice to have you!

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    1. This is definitely a great recipe for busy nights. It can also be made up the day before and then slice it and serve in a salad with all your favorite toppings. YUM!

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  11. This looks great and super easy too! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thank you! We love an easy weeknight meal in our house ;)

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  12. This sounds so good! I am going to pin this so I remember to make it. Thanks so much for linking up to Things That Make You Say Mmmmm!

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    1. Thanks you so much for your kind words and for pinning! I will stop by your page and definitely reciprocate. Have a wonderful day :)

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  13. Well....I started a comment and now I lost it. If I posted it accidentally, just ignore me. My brain is on overload. Love your chicken....and I am now a follower on Twitter, G+ and Linky Follower. Follow me back, if you get a chance. Thanks for joining Tuesday's Tasty Tidbtis.

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    1. I hate when that happens! Thank you for following and I will head over there now :) Have a wonderful day!

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  14. Amazing looking, as always!! I'll be featuring this later today! Thanks so much for linking up!! :)

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    1. Thank you so much Emily! Have a wonderful week!

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  15. This looks amazing! I love using Balsamic with chicken. Thanks so much for sharing on Mom On Timeout!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and your lovely comment :) Have a wonderful week!

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  16. Thanks for linking up to Dishing It Up. I've got this scheduled to share on our facebook wall on thursday morning.

    Next week we'll be taking a break from chicken and doing Irish/Green dishes for St. Patrick's so be thinking about those. ;)

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    1. Thanks so much Amanda! Thanks for the infor about St. Patrick's Day :) Have a wonderful day!

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  17. This looks SO YUMMY!

    Wanted to let you know I featured this on this week's What's New Wednesdays! I hope you'll stop by and link up more inspiring things!

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  18. My husband cooks like you do - he doesn't follow a recipe, he just adds stuff until it tastes the way he wants. He makes the most delicious marinades for chicken that way!

    I'm intrigued by the combo of honey and balsamic, I'll have to try this!

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    1. My grandma taught me how to cook and since I have been posting recipes on my blog it has been a challenge to actually learn how to measure...lol I know that probably sound weird, but I was always taught "sprinkle of this", "dash of that", a "glob here", mix it up, and taste it. In the long run this has really helped me and now my recipes are getting recorded so someday my kids can make them with ease :)

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  19. I think my hubby would like this recipe. I'll be sure he gets a look at it (he's more of a chef and I'm more of a mac n cheese girl) Thanks for linking up to the Dishing It Up Recipe hop!

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    1. This is super easy and yummy! I hope you guys get a chance to try it :)

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