Serves 4 (serving size: 1 breast half)

Shake up your chicken night with the addition of flavorful Balsamic Chicken. Boneless chicken breasts are marinated and then brushed with a savory-sweet balsamic vinegar and brown sugar glaze.

How to Make It

Combine balsamic vinegar, soy sauce, shallots, brown sugar, garlic, and 1 tablespoon olive oil. Place chicken in a zip-top plastic bag. Add vinegar mixture; seal. Marinate in refrigerator for 1 hour. Preheat oven to 400°. Remove chicken from bag; reserve marinade. Place marinade in a small, heavy saucepan over ­medium heat; bring to a boil. Boil 2 minutes or ­until syrupy, stirring frequently. Remove from heat; divide mixture in half. Heat a large ovenproof skillet over ­medium-high heat. Add 1 tablespoon olive oil; swirl. Add chicken; sauté 4 minutes. Turn chicken over; brush with half of vinegar mixture. Bake at 400° for 6 minutes or until done. Remove chicken from oven; brush with remaining vinegar mixture.

Ratings & Reviews


May 24, 2016
I didn't have high expectations for this, so I was very pleasantly surprised! I made a brown butter spinach gnocci on the side. Didn't have shallots on hand so used a yellow onion. Didn't change anything else. Husband liked it too. I'll be keeping this one in the arsenal! 😉

DMKitten97's Review

August 26, 2014
This is a family favorite - both the 8yo and the hubby enjoy this one. I dice the chicken before putting in the marinade and make it into a stir fry adding onions, bell peppers, and broccoli after sauteing the chicken. Skip the oven. Double the sauce if you're going to do this.

gkd1029's Review

March 28, 2014

Belanos's Review

July 19, 2013
Great flavor from the combination of the soy sauce and balsamic vinegar, and easy to prepare. The sauce got only slightly syrupy, but that was fine as it also sauced the quinoa I served as an accompaniment, along with sauteed green beans, onions, and carrots.

Michelebudin's Review

January 27, 2013
Very good. Even my fussy 14 year old likes it! Added a tad corn starch to thicken the liquid mixture a little

Basset_Hound's Review

April 20, 2012
The flavor from the sauce was delicious. It wouldn't thicken up, though. I had to cheat and use cornstarch.

KathrynNC's Review

March 11, 2012
This recipe was easy and excellent! Served with steamed green beans and mashed sweet potatoes with toasted minced pecans on top. Both went very well with the balsamic vinegar flavor. Served to company, but will quick enough for a simple weeknight dinner.

casey45632's Review

February 12, 2012
Easy and delicious. The flavor from the sauce is really good.

taylormade2's Review

January 31, 2012
Delicious! And smells amazing. My roommates were impressed. Served with wild rice, definitely making this again!

Debbie17's Review

January 18, 2012
This was a big hit in my house. My four year old and one year old even loved it.