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Balsamic Chicken

This is a lazy-day dish reserved for when you really don't feel like cooking or shopping. Keep all the ingredients in the pantry. It's also a good dish to sneak leftover vegetables into. Use spinach, zucchini, all kinds of mushrooms, and green onions, and they all taste great. For more chicken dinners, see our complete collection of chicken recipes.

Cooking Light OCTOBER 2001

  • Yield: 2 servings (serving size: 1 chicken breast half, 1 cup bell pepper mixture, and 1/2 cup rice)


  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 3/4 cup coarsely chopped onion
  • 4 garlic cloves, sliced
  • 2 (4-ounce) skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
  • 1 cup sliced green bell pepper
  • 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 cup sliced mushrooms
  • 1 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning
  • 1 (14 1/2-ounce) can diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 cup hot cooked long-grain rice


Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion and garlic; sauté 3 minutes. Add chicken; cook 4 minutes on each side or until browned. Add bell pepper and next 4 ingredients (bell pepper through tomatoes). Reduce heat to medium-low; cook 20 minutes or until chicken is done. Serve over rice.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 376
  • Calories from fat: 10%
  • Fat: 4.3g
  • Saturated fat: 0.8g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 2.1g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.7g
  • Protein: 32g
  • Carbohydrate: 52.3g
  • Fiber: 6g
  • Cholesterol: 66mg
  • Iron: 3.8mg
  • Sodium: 355mg
  • Calcium: 110mg

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Balsamic Chicken Recipe