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Chicken breasts with tomato balsamic sauce, rice and salad on a white plate with utensils, water, salt and pepper and bread.
Chicken Breasts with Tomato Balsamic Sauce
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
25 mins
Quick sautéing a chicken breast and making a pan sauce is an easy way to put dinner on the table on any busy weeknight. Sweet and acidic tomatoes and balsamic vinegar blend so well together and deglaze your skillet so nicely that there will be very little clean up at the end of dinner too.
Course: Entrées
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chicken, Gluten Free, Sauces
Servings: 2
Calories: 584 kcal
  • 2 boneless skin-on chicken breasts
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 shallot sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic smashed
  • ¼ cup balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons whole-grain mustard
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • ½ cup chicken stock
  • 1 beefsteak tomato chopped
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme plus sprigs for garnish
  1. Season the chicken breasts with salt and freshly ground black pepper.
  2. Pre-heat a skillet over medium-high heat. Add the olive oil and butter sear chicken breast until nicely browned, about 6 to 8 minutes on each side. Remove chicken from the pan and cover with foil.

  3. Add the shallots and crushed garlic to the skillet and sauté for a few minutes, until lightly browned. Add the balsamic vinegar and deglaze the pan by scraping up any brown bits on the bottom of the pan. Add the honey, brown sugar and mustard. Bring the mixture to a boil for 2 to 3 minutes, until the sauce starts to reduce and thicken. Add the chicken stock and tomatoes and gently simmer over medium heat for 5 to 10 minutes.

  4. Add the thyme, season to taste with salt and freshly ground black pepper and then return the chicken and any juice on the resting plate to the skillet. Turn the chicken in the sauce to coat it in the glaze and simmer for a few more minutes to re-heat the chicken. Season the sauce to taste with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Remove the chicken from the skillet and serve with the sauce poured on top. Garnish with a sprig or two of thyme.

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Nutrition Facts
Chicken Breasts with Tomato Balsamic Sauce
Amount Per Serving
Calories 584 Calories from Fat 180
% Daily Value*
Fat 20g31%
Saturated Fat 6g30%
Cholesterol 161mg54%
Sodium 590mg25%
Potassium 1400mg40%
Carbohydrates 47g16%
Fiber 3g12%
Sugar 40g44%
Protein 52g104%
Vitamin A 1705IU34%
Vitamin C 29.5mg36%
Calcium 61mg6%
Iron 2.2mg12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.