Honey Balsamic Chicken Recipe

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Honey Balsamic Chicken starts with a simple marinade of tangy balsamic vinegar and sweet honey and is then topped with a delightful balsamic glaze.

  • Prep Time 20 minutes
  •  Cook Time 10 minutes
  •  Total Time 30 minutes
  •  Servings 4 servings
  •  Calories 220 kcal


  • 1 lb. chicken breasts
  • ½ cup balsamic vinegar good quality
  • ¼ cup chicken broth regular sodium
  • 2 Tbsp. honey
  • 2 cloves garlic crushed
  • ½ tsp. salt to taste
  • ¼ tsp. black pepper
  • 1 tsp. rosemary fresh, finely chopped
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil


  1. Pound chicken breasts to 1-inch thick and cut into 4-ounce portions.
  2. In a medium-sized bowl whisk together vinegar, broth, honey, garlic, salt, pepper, and rosemary. Reserve ½ cup of marinade and add remaining ~¼ cup to a 1-gallon ziplock bag with the chicken breasts.
  3. Marinate for 15-30 minutes.
  4. In a large cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat add oil and chicken, letting excess marinade drip off of it before adding to the skillet. Cook for 3-4 minutes per side, or until it is cooked through and internal temperature reaches 165 degrees. (Check with a meat thermometer.)
  5. Meanwhile, in a separate, small saucepan or skillet add remaining balsamic marinade and bring to a boil. Boil for 1 minute and then reduce heat to simmer.
  6. Let balsamic vinegar mixture simmer for 10 minutes or until it is reduced by half and forms a glaze.
  7. Serve cooked chicken breasts with balsamic glaze and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

  • You can substitute pure maple syrup or agave nectar for the honey.
  • Fresh thyme or basil will work well in place of the rosemary.  Dried herbs will also be a good substitution for the fresh rosemary.

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