Honey-Garlic-Balsamic Chicken Breasts

Honey and garlic bring out new depths of flavor in plain chicken breasts, elevating a weeknight dinner into something out of the ordinary.

  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 30 min
  • Servings 4


boneless skinless chicken breasts
teaspoon salt
teaspoon pepper
tablespoons butter
tablespoon olive oil
cup Progresso™ chicken broth (from 32-oz carton)
cup balsamic vinegar
tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1 1/2
teaspoons honey
garlic cloves, chopped

  • 1 Pat chicken dry with paper towels. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  • 2 In 10- or 12-inch skillet, melt butter over medium-high heat. Add oil. Place chicken in skillet; cook 6 to 7 minutes on each side until both sides are browned and juice of chicken is clear when center of thickest part is cut (at least 165°F). Place chicken on plate; cover with foil to keep warm.
  • 3 In same skillet, mix broth, vinegar, lemon juice, honey and garlic. Cook about 5 minutes or until sauce has thickened, scraping bottom of skillet with pancake turner to loosen browned bits.
  • 4 Cut chicken diagonally into slices. Serve sauce over chicken.

Expert Tips

Double this recipe to use on top of a salad or in a sandwich on another day.

Adding fresh herbs like basil or thyme go really well in the sauce.