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Recipe: Balsamic Chicken with Thyme

April 4, 2012

This recipe is both easy and quick.  My family likes it, even the ones that don’t like onions. (Probably because it is easy to scrape the onions off. 🙂 )

Balsamic Chicken with Thyme – serves 4

  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 skinned and boneless chicken breasts
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 large red onion, cut in half and then thinly sliced
  • 1 c chicken broth
  • 2 Tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons fresh thyme (1/2 teaspoon dried)

Mix the flour and only 1/2 teaspoons of both the salt and pepper together. Dredge your chicken breasts in the flour mixture.

In a cast iron (or heavy skillet) heat the oil to sizzling and then cook your chicken breasts, turning once. Remove from pan and keep warm.

In that same pan, saute your onion for 1-2 minutes. Turn the heat down a bit and add the balsamic vinegar to de-glaze the pan – you know, scrape up the brown bits and such. Now add the remaining ingredients with the extra salt and pepper. Turn your heat back up and bring to a boil. Let it all cook down until your onions are soft and the sauce is syrup like. (It will take about 6-7 minutes.)

Pour your sauce over the chicken and serve.  This goes great with garlic mashed potatoes.


Since I have considerably more than 4 to serve, I just brown my chicken breasts in batches and place them in the oven to finish cooking while I brown the next batch.

TIP: Since commercial chicken breasts tend to be very large and thick, I have started cutting each piece in half, giving you a top and bottom piece. They will cook more evenly this way.

I have to get in the habit of taking food pictures. This will be new for me, since I barely have pictures of important events, let alone things we eat. 🙂

3 Comments leave one →
  1. pamasaurus permalink
    April 4, 2012 12:56 pm

    I make something similar, but it has rosemary instead of thyme. It’s delicious! I’ll have to try your variation!

  2. Nikki permalink
    April 4, 2012 2:59 pm

    Mmmmmm yep this is a good one!!

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