Honey Balsamic Chicken

I eat chicken at least once a day and I make chicken for dinner 3-4 nights a week. I am always trying to look for ways to make it different to keep my taste buds excited for another chicken dinner. This recipe takes 15 minutes so it’s a perfect week night dinner.

The honey and balsamic vinegar mixed together creates a sweet and tangy sauce that is good on everything. Whenever I make this dish I usually end up dinner my sides in the sauce as well. I had this last night with roasted red potatoes and steamed carrots and the sauce complimented the whole meal.

Honey Balsamic Chicken

Total time: 15 minutes

Yields: 4 servings

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb thinly sliced skinless chicken breast
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1-2 tbsp thyme
  • 1 tbsp olive oil

Directions:

  1. Add 1 tbsp olive oil to a large skillet and heat over medium heat.
  2. Season both sides of chicken with thyme.
  3. Cook chicken for 3-4 minutes each side or until no longer pink inside. I use thinly sliced chicken for this recipe because it cooks quickly. If you are using thick chicken breast the cooking time will vary.
  4. Remove chicken from skillet and keep warm.
  5. Combine honey and balsamic vinegar to the hot skillet and increase heat to medium high.
  6. Bring the sauce to a slight boil, stirring frequently until the sauce thickens.
  7. Pour the sauce over the cooked chicken and serve.

Spicy Orange & Maple Chicken

Eating chicken for most of my meals can get old. I like to try and change up my meals by adding different spices or pairing it with different sides. I found this recipe on Little B’s Healthy Habits. It has a sweet and spicy combination and pairs well with brown rice and a side salad. It seems like an odd mix but I promise it is delicious!

Spicy Orange & Maple Chicken

Total time: 20 minutes

Yields: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 lb chicken, cut in half length wise and then cut into strips
  • Juice from 2 oranges
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 2 tbsp adobo sauce (could sub with 1 tbsp of adobo powder)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2.5 tbsp sugar free maple syrup

Directions

  1. Heat a large skillet on medium heat and add olive oil.
  2. Sprinkle salt, garlic powder, and cayenne pepper on chicken and add to skillet.
  3. Remove cooked chicken from pan and keep warm.
  4. Add orange juice, syrup, and adobo sauce to pan and bring to a slight boil.
  5. Return chicken to pan and cook for 1 minute.
  6. Serve chicken over a bed of brown rice with sauce spooned on top.