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Baked Balsamic Chicken

Juicy and tender, baked balsamic chicken with seasonings and an easy homemade balsamic glaze.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Mediterranean
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Author Tiffany

Ingredients

  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts, pounded to even thickness
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning

Balsamic Glaze

  • 1 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Season chicken with salt, pepper, and Italian seasoning.
  • Drizzle a pan or skillet with oil (about 2 teaspoons is fine) and cook chicken for 1-2 minutes on each side over medium-high heat, just to brown the very outside of the chicken.
  • Transfer chicken to a greased baking sheet or large casserole dish. Cover with foil and bake in preheated oven for 15minutes.
  • While chicken is cooking, make the balsamic glaze. In a small-medium sauce pan whisk together balsamic vinegar, sugar, honey, and salt. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, then reduce to medium-low heat and allow to simmer while chicken is cooking. The liquid should reduce by half after 10-15 minutes. Remove from heat.
  • Uncover chicken and brush some of the balsamic glaze on top of the chicken. Return to oven (uncovered) and bake another 5-10 minutes until chicken is completely cooked through. Drizzle remaining balsamic glaze over chicken and serve. Garnish with fresh parsley or rosemary if desired.