How to Make Honey Balsamic Chicken
To make delicious honey balsamic chicken, I first season some chicken thighs with some salt and black pepper. Then, I slowly pan-fry the chicken on a skillet until both sides of the chicken are gorgeously browned, with a crackly crispy skin and the meat part is nice and crunchy.
Then, I add the honey and balsamic vinegar, and reduce and simmer the chicken until the sauce becomes sticky. Voila, it is so good!
As the name suggests, it’s honey balsamic chicken, so you certainly don’t want to skim on the honey. Honey makes everything better, just like butter.
Ingredients for Balsamic Chicken Marinade
- Balsamic vinegar
Frequently Asked Questions
How do you use balsamic vinegar?
Balsamic vinegar is great for cooking because it has a spicy kick while balancing the rich flavor of protein. It is also great for vegetables.
Should you refrigerate balsamic vinegar after opening?
Make sure to close it tightly after each use and store it properly. It does not need to be refrigerated.
How many calories?
This recipe has 435 calories per serving.
Serve Honey Balsamic Chicken with:
For a wholesome dinner, make the following dishes.
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- 1 1/2 lbs chicken thighs
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 3 dashes ground black pepper
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 2 1/2 tablespoons honey
- 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
- 2 tablespoons water
- chopped parsley for garnishing
- Season the chicken with the salt and ground black pepper.
- Heat up a skillet on medium heat and slowly pan-fry the chicken, skin side down first, until both sides of the chicken become nicely browned and crispy. Remove the chicken and discard the chicken fat.
- Add the olive oil and butter to the skillet, saute the garlic until slightly browned, follow by the honey, balsamic vinegar and water. Add the chicken back into the skillet, lower the heat to simmer and reduce the sauce until slightly thickened and that the chicken is completely cooked, about 2 minutes.
- Remove from heat, garnish with the parsley and serve immediately.
Serving Size3 people
Amount Per Serving Calories 435Total Fat 46gSaturated Fat 13gCholesterol 232mgSodium 599mgCarbohydrates 17gFiber 1gSugar 15gProtein 37g