Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Lydia DeGaris-Pursell
4 servings (serving size: 1 breast and 2 tablespoons sauce)

This family-friendly chicken breast recipe is sure to please. Serve with polenta or orzo to absorb the balsamic-honey sauce.

How to Make It

Step 1

Combine broth, vinegar, and honey.

Step 2

Melt butter and oil in a large nonstick skillet over low heat.

Step 3

While butter melts, sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper. Place flour in a shallow dish. Dredge chicken in flour; shake off excess flour.

Step 4

Increase heat to medium-high; heat 2 minutes or until the butter turns golden brown. Add chicken to pan; cook 4 minutes on each side or until golden brown. Remove chicken from pan; keep warm. Add shallots, and sauté 30 seconds. Add the broth mixture, scraping to loosen browned bits. Bring to a boil, and cook until reduced to 1/2 cup (about 3 minutes). Serve sauce over chicken. Garnish with chopped parsley, if desired.

Chef's Notes

To assure the chicken gets done, use breasts on the small side, about 4 to 5 ounces each.

Ratings & Reviews

Make Again!

June 17, 2015
I used strawberry balsamic vinegar and also added mushrooms to the sauce.  Super yummy!  My family loved it!  The chicken breasts I used were rather large so they took longer to cook.  I added more chicken stock to the pan and covered it for about 20 minutes while they cooked.  Still worked out really well! 

GmasPantry's Review

September 13, 2012
I had 3 rather large B/S breasts which I pounded down to the suggested 1/2" thickness. Fearing I wouldn't have enough sauce, I added about another 1/4 cup chicken broth and being out of honey I used Karo syrup. The sauce reduced beautifully (be patient) and the consistency was perfect! I served it with rice and green beans from our garden and dinner was delicious. Hubby declared it good enough for him to take the leftover breast and sauce to work today for his lunch. I look forward to doing this again. Easy, onhand ingredients and delicious! Can't ask for more.

ahbiblybleereg's Review

January 15, 2013

Monique1672's Review

December 27, 2011
I doubled the sauce recipes as others mentioned which was a good idea. The sauce did not thicken so I added a little bit of corn starch and it thickened it perfectly. I also had some rasberry balsamic vinegar that I use which gave it a sweet taste. It was a very good recipe!

mrscrazyed's Review

September 19, 2011
This is a good recipe for something different working with chicken breasts. Although it looks like a lot of work, it comes together easily and makes a nice presentation. We think it goes well with pasta.

LynnJga's Review

September 08, 2011
I had to cook the sauce a little longer to reduce it big deal and I sliced the chicken breasts in half to make cutlets so they would cook faster.

sunmom's Review

June 23, 2011
Something different for chicken! I wanted more sauce so i doubled the broth and honey and left the vinegar the shallots on hand, so used red onion..came out great! Even my 2 1/2 year old ate it. will make again!

TLKOTWN's Review

June 22, 2011
A very easy, quick dish to make. Everyone loved it, made it just as in the recipe, did not find it to be too heavy on the vinegar taste as others have said. A definite dish to make again.

dmcooks's Review

May 06, 2011
Easy and quick recipe, tastes great. Served with brown rice and roasted asparagus. Sauce was good on everything.

redcookscl's Review

March 25, 2011
The great thing about this dish is how quickly and easily it comes together. I doubled the sauce and poured it over the chicken. We served it with the Creamy Parmesan Orzo from this site which was perfect to soak up the excess balsamic sauce. Will definitely make this again.