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Balsamic Chicken on top of pasta

Balsamic Chicken

You can't beat the one-pan wonder of Balsamic Chicken with tender chicken in a tangy sauce. Easy to make but tastes like it's straight from a restaurant!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Balsamic Chicken, Balsamic Chicken Recipe, How Do I Make Balsamic Chicken, How To Make Balsamic Chicken
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 416kcal
Author Kathleen


  • 4 chicken breasts boneless, skinless
  • salt
  • black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 large shallot finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon garlic minced
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 3 cups grape tomatoes cut in half
  • 2 tablespoons fresh rosemary chopped
  • 3/4 cup chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup basil chopped


  • Pat chicken breast with paper towels to remove any excess moisture from packaging. Season chicken breast generously with salt and pepper.
  • Heat olive oil in a 12-inch skillet over medium-high heat, when it begins to shimmer, add chicken breast. 
  • Cook, turning once, until firm to the touch, about 3-5 minutes per side, depending on the size of the breast. Transfer the chicken breasts to a plate and set aside.
  • Add the shallots and garlic to the same skillet. Cook over medium-low heat until the shallots are soft, about 4-6 minutes.
  • Add the balsamic vinegar and stir scrape up any brown bits on the bottom of the skillet, and cook until the vinegar is reduced and becomes syrupy. 
  • Stir in the tomatoes, rosemary and chicken broth and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer 8-10 minutes, until the tomatoes are soft and the sauce has thickened a bit. 
  • Add butter and stir in until melted and combined. 
  • Add chicken, along with any accumulated juices, and nestle chicken into the sauce. Simmer until chicken is warmed through. Flip chicken to coat with sauce. 
  • Remove chicken to serving platter and sprinkle with chopped basil. Serve.


Serving: 1/4 of the recipe | Calories: 416kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 50g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 160mg | Sodium: 484mg | Potassium: 1193mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 1519IU | Vitamin C: 24mg | Calcium: 47mg | Iron: 2mg