Honey Balsamic Chicken starts with a simple marinade of tangy balsamic vinegar and sweet honey and is then topped with a delightful balsamic glaze.
1 lb. chicken breasts
½ cup balsamic vinegar
¼ cup chicken broth
2 Tbsp. honey
2 cloves garlic crushed
½ tsp. salt to taste
¼ tsp. black pepper
1 tsp. rosemary fresh, finely chopped
1 Tbsp. olive oil
Pound chicken breasts to 1-inch thick and cut into 4-ounce portions.
In a medium-sized bowl whisk together vinegar, broth, honey, garlic, salt, pepper, and rosemary. Reserve ½ cup of marinade and add remaining ~¼ cup to a 1-gallon ziplock bag with the chicken breasts.
Marinade chicken for 15-30 minutes.
In a large cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat add oil and chicken, letting excess marinade drip off of chicken before adding to the skillet. Cook for 3-4 minutes per side, or until chicken is cooked through and internal temperature reaches 165 degrees. (Check with a meat thermometer.)
Meanwhile, in a separate, small saucepan or skillet add remaining balsamic marinade and bring to a boil. Boil for 1 minute and then reduce heat to simmer.
Let balsamic vinegar mixture simmer for 10 minutes or until it is reduced by half and forms a glaze.
Serve cooked chicken breasts with balsamic glaze and enjoy!
You can substitute pure maple syrup or agave nectar for the honey.
Fresh thyme or basil will work well in place of the rosemary. Dried herbs will also be a good substitution for the fresh rosemary.