Welcome to our blog, where we bring you delicious and easy-to-make recipes that will tantalize your taste buds. This time, we’re diving into the world of braised balsamic chicken. This dish is a delightful combination of tender chicken, rich balsamic vinegar, and aromatic herbs, creating a mouthwatering feast for any occasion.
Braised balsamic chicken is a dish that beautifully showcases the sweet and tangy flavors of balsamic vinegar. The chicken is first seared to lock in all the juices and then gently simmered in a savory balsamic glaze until it becomes succulent and tender. The result is a dish that is bursting with flavor and perfect for any dinner table.
4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
2 tablespoons olive oil
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 cup chicken broth
1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
2 tablespoons honey
1 teaspoon dried thyme
Salt and pepper, to taste
Season the chicken breasts with salt and pepper on both sides.
In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the chicken breasts and sear them for about 3-4 minutes on each side, until they are browned.
Remove the chicken from the skillet and set aside.
In the same skillet, add the minced garlic and sauté for about 1 minute, until fragrant.
Deglaze the skillet with chicken broth, scraping up any browned bits from the bottom.
Add the balsamic vinegar, honey, and dried thyme to the skillet. Stir well to combine.
Return the chicken breasts to the skillet, ensuring they are coated with the balsamic glaze.
Reduce the heat to low, cover the skillet, and simmer for about 15-20 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through and tender.
Once the chicken is done, remove it from the skillet and set it on a serving platter.
Bring the remaining balsamic glaze to a boil over medium-high heat. Cook for an additional 2-3 minutes, until the glaze has thickened.
Pour the thickened glaze over the chicken breasts and serve hot.
This braised balsamic chicken is perfect when served with roasted vegetables and a side of fluffy mashed potatoes. The sweet and tangy balsamic glaze adds a depth of flavor to the tender chicken, making it a dish that will impress your family and friends. So, give this recipe a try and let the aromas and flavors whisk you away to culinary bliss!