Verdict: win

I was looking for a super easy weekday chicken recipe, and fortunately this recipe popped up on my feedly. I loved it because it involves very little prep and comes together in less than 20 minutes. I used a bit more honey because my balsamic vinegar is particularly acidic. I served the chicken over salad greens and dressed the salad with the glaze from the chicken (it's very easy to double the glaze portion to use as a dressing). It made for a light and delicious dinner, especially with my sides of foccacia and a caprese salad.

Balsamic-Glazed Chicken from Recipe Girl
Yield:4 servings

Four 6-ounce (or two larger) boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 1/2 teaspoons dried thyme (or 2 teaspoons fresh)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
1/3 cup water
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
2 teaspoons honey
2 tablespoons butter, cut into bits

Mix thyme, salt and pepper in a small bowl. Pat both sides of the chicken breasts with the spice mixture. Heat a large skillet with the olive oil over medium heat. Add the chicken, cook for 2 to 3 minutes (or until browned). Turn and cook the other side until browned. Transfer to a plate and cover with foil.

Add water, vinegar, and honey to the skillet. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Boil for 2 minutes or until slightly syrupy and reduced by half. Add the butter and stir until melted. Reduce the heat to medium-low and return the chicken to the pan. Cook for about 3 minutes in the glaze, then turn the chicken over and cook for an additional 3 minutes (or until chicken is cooked through). Serve drizzled with glaze.


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