Chicken Breasts with Balsamic Vinegar and Garlic

Chicken Breasts with Balsamic Vinegar and Garlic

Meat and Poultry Chicken Chicken Breasts Skillet

This is a quick, easy and impressive gourmet dish. Goes great with roasted new potatoes.

Servings per recipe: 4
Calories per serving: 268
Preparation time: 5m
Total cooking time: 30m


  • 4 skinless, boneless chicken breasts
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 3/4 pound fresh mushrooms, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 6 cloves garlic
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 3/4 cup chicken broth
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 tablespoon butter


  • 1   Season the chicken with salt and pepper. Rinse the mushrooms and pat dry. Season the flour with salt and pepper and dredge the chicken breasts in the flour mixture. Heat oil in a skillet over medium high heat and saute the chicken until it is nicely browned on one side (about 3 minutes).
  • 2   Add the garlic. Turn the chicken breasts and scatter the mushrooms over them. Continue frying, shaking the skillet and stirring the mushrooms. Cook for about 3 minutes, then add the vinegar, broth, bay leaf and thyme. Cover tightly and simmer over medium low heat for 10 minutes, turning occasionally.
  • 3   Transfer the chicken to a warm serving platter and cover with foil. Set aside. Continue simmering the sauce, uncovered, over medium high heat for about 7 minutes. Swirl in the butter or margarine and discard the bay leaf. Pour this mushroom sauce mixture over the chicken and serve.

Nutrion facts:

Total Fat 11.6g 18%
    Saturated Fat 3.0g  
Cholesterol 77mg 26%
Sodium 286mg 11%
Potassium 608mg 17%
Total Carbohydrates 9.9g 3%
Dietary Fiber 1.1g 4%
Protein 30.9g 62%
Sugars 4g  
Vitamin A 120IU  
Vitamin C 5mg  
Calcium 32mg  
Iron 2mg  
Thiamin 0mg  
Niacin 22mg  
Vitamin B6 1mg  
Magnesium 43mg  
Folate 26mcg