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Balsamic Chicken

August 15, 2010

I will admit–I make this recipe a lot. It’s so easy, so tasty, and done in no time. Plus my family and I love it! My favorite way to serve this chicken dish is with mashed potatoes and steamed green beans. But it also goes well on whole wheat pasta or along side Oven Baked Rice. See if it becomes a regular dinner in your house!

4 skinless, boneless chicken breasts
1/4 cup high quality balsamic vinegar
1/4 cup water (I’ve tried using chicken stock instead of water, but it makes the dish too salty.)
1/4 cup red wine
3 Tablespoons white vinegar
2 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, plus 2 teaspoons for pan
2 fresh garlic cloves, minced
1 dry packet Good Seasons Italian Dressing mix
Fresh ground black pepper, to taste


  • In a large glass measuring cup, whisk together balsamic vinegar, water, red wine, white vinegar, 2 Tablespoons olive oil, and dry Good Seasons Italian Dressing mix. Set aside.
  • Cut chicken breasts into equal sized 1-inch pieces.
  • Heat 2 teaspoons olive oil in a large non-stick skillet over med-high heat.
  • Add chicken pieces to skillet and saute for 6 minutes, until pieces are lightly browned.
  • Add fresh ground black pepper and garlic to skillet with chicken and cook 30 seconds, stirring continuously.
  • Pour sauce into skillet with chicken and garlic.
  • Stirring frequently, simmer on med-high heat for 10 minutes, until sauce is reduced.
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5 Responses to “ Balsamic Chicken ”

  1. Katy on October 11, 2010 at 10:42 pm

    Made it tonight. Only 2 snaffus. I used 2 Tablespoons of oil instead of teaspoons to cook the chix and I reduced the sauce a bit too much, it basically turned black. :) It still tasted great and my husband devoured it. I did too. I forgot to grab the packet you left for me so I used one I bought at Cactus. I’ll give you one to try out. I’ll also give you your packet back. Thanks for the recipe. I’ll definitely make it again.

  2. Katy on October 9, 2010 at 7:50 pm

    I’m going to try this one this week. Been eying it for a while. I don’t have any dressing packets, but I’ll see what I can find at the grocery store on Monday. I’ll let you know . . .

    • KP on October 9, 2010 at 8:16 pm

      Hey Katy–Thanks for the comment! I\’m pretty sure I saw Good Seasons packets at Little Britain. Otherwise, I have a ton and will gladly share. I can bring one to school on Monday and leave in Audrey\’s locker if you want. Lemme know!

  3. Jennifer on September 9, 2010 at 9:09 pm

    I made this tonight and everyone loved it! I almost didn’t try it because I was out of a few things and had to substitute — cider for white vinegar, white wine for red — and it was still delicious. Next time I’m going to have to double the recipe and maybe triple the sauce because it was so good. Speaking of substitutions, have you tried it with the Italian dressing packets they have here? I used up my last Good Seasonings one in this recipe.

    • KP on September 9, 2010 at 9:36 pm

      Thanks for the comment Jennifer! Glad you liked this–we love it over here. I have not substituted any other dressing packet–I still have a supply of Good Seasonings. I did see them for sale at Little Britain if you need more…

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