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.
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.
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.
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
- 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
- 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
- 3 tablespoons honey
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- Preheat oven to 350F.
- In a 9x13 glass baking dish, whisk together the balsamic vinegar, honey, soy sauce, and minced garlic.
- Place the chicken breasts on top of the mixture and turn to coat.
- 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.
Lov this chicken
Hello! What is the nutrition on this?
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It should be okay to double!
Would doubling the marinade make the chicken rubbery?
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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I think that would work, but it will take much longer to cook!
Would it be possible to start with frozen chicken. IE. not defrost it before you pop it in the oven?
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?
This was a big hit in my house…and SO easy. Thanks!
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My family would go crazy for this chicken!
Yes! You can always use those interchangeably at a 1:1 ratio!
Can you sub Bragg’s Amino for the soy sauce? We try not to eat soy in our home.
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.
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!
Has anyone tried replacing the honey with agave? Would it be the same amount of agave as the honey?
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!
what are you serving as the side salad? It looks delicious in the picture!
You can certainly do that if you would prefer!
Would you advise doubling the sauce when marinating so the chicken would marinate in half the sauce then cook in the other half?