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Sweet Balsamic Glazed Chicken

Sweet Balsamic Glazed Chicken from Weelicious

If you're anything like me you have your go-to recipes that you probably know by heart and the ones that you use for special occasions, when a certain ingredient is in season or maybe just have a bit of extra time to spend in the kitchen. Sweet Balsamic Glazed Chicken has quickly made it into our most frequently seen weeknight list.

Sweet Balsamic Glazed Chicken from Weelicious

Balsamic vinegar is one of my favorite ingredients drizzled into a salad dressing, just a touch added at the end of making a pasta sauce to give it some bright acidity or mixed with something sweet in a pan glaze.

Sweet Balsamic Glazed Chicken from Weelicious

I've tried this using sugar as the sweetener in this recipe, but the added sticky texture and flavor of the honey really sets it apart. If that wasn't enough, there are only five foods in the ingredient list, most which are probably in your fridge or pantry.

Sweet Balsamic Glazed Chicken from Weelicious

Every time I make this I double it to serve for dinner one night and then place the remainder on top of salad for lunch the next day or two. The chicken stays incredibly moist while the balsamic, honey and soy mix together creating a sweet, salty, tangy sauce creating a special somethin' somethin' at dinner time. Don't forget to serve this Sweet Balsamic Glazed Chicken with a side of broccoli or a slice of bread to sop up any leftover tasty glaze!

Sweet Balsamic Glazed Chicken from Weelicious

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Sweet Balsamic Glazed Chicken ( serves 4 )

Prep Time: 5 mins Cook Time: 30 mins

egg free

dairy free

Ingredients

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons Soy Sauce
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced

Preparation

1. Preheat oven to 350F.

2. In a 9x13 glass baking dish, whisk together the balsamic vinegar, honey, soy sauce, and minced garlic.

3. Place the chicken breasts on top of the mixture and turn to coat.

4. Bake, uncovered, for 30-40 minutes, depending on the size of the chicken breasts, until cooked through. Baste the chicken with the sauce half way through cooking.



Note: Can be marinated up to 8 hours ahead of time.

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Hi, I’m Catherine. Mama of three. A Kentucky girl living in California. Here’s what I know: all kids can be great eaters and mealtime must be easy. My passion is creating simple, healthy recipes that can be enjoyed by the whole family.

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24 comments

  • Stacy

    Would you advise doubling the sauce when marinating so the chicken would marinate in half the sauce then cook in the other half?

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    • Catherine McCord

      You can certainly do that if you would prefer!

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  • Kerry

    what are you serving as the side salad? It looks delicious in the picture!

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  • Azure

    I made this last night, using low-sodium soy sauce. It was tasty, quick, and easy. I can see why it's a regular in your house. I can see myself making it often, too!

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  • Tricia

    Has anyone tried replacing the honey with agave? Would it be the same amount of agave as the honey?

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    • Catherine McCord

      You can usually interchange honey and agave at a 1:1 ratio! I'll be interested to see how it turns out with the agave!

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  • Laura

    I make this all the time for my family too! If I have them on hand, I also add some cilantro, lime juice/zest, and sliced scallions for variety.

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  • Molly

    Can you sub Bragg's Amino for the soy sauce? We try not to eat soy in our home.

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    • Catherine McCord

      Yes! You can always use those interchangeably at a 1:1 ratio!

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  • Lori RecipeGirl

    My family would go crazy for this chicken!

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  • Tracy

    This was a big hit in my house...and SO easy. Thanks!

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  • Jaclyn

    I tried this tonight, it's definitely yummy but my sauce came out really runny, it didn't thicken at all and I followed the recipe exactly as outlined, do you know why mine didn't thicken?

    Thanks!

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  • Aiden

    Would it be possible to start with frozen chicken. IE. not defrost it before you pop it in the oven?

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    • McCord

      I think that would work, but it will take much longer to cook!

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  • Bellmount Munnar

    hi..,this recipe is new to me,I haven't seen Sweet Balsamic Glazed Chicken anywhere..!I will try this recipe soon,thanks for share this wonderful recipe.

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  • Kara Snider

    Would doubling the marinade make the chicken rubbery?
    Thank you!

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    • McCord

      It should be okay to double!

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  • Allison

    Hello! What is the nutrition on this?

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  • Anastatia

    Lov this chicken

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    • McCord

      yay!

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