Balsamic Glazed Chicken

Serves: 6

Nutrition Information Per Serving:

calories total fat sat fat protein fiber sodium (mg) carbs ww pts
173 4 1 22 3 103 13 3

recipe ingredients
6 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1/2 teaspoon pepper
3 garlic cloves, chopped
1 1/2 tablespoons tomato paste
1/2 cup chicken stock
2/3 cup balsamic vinegar (use a good one!)
1 tablespoon honey
4 tablespoons green onion tops, thinly sliced

recipe directions
In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add the chicken and cook, turning and sprinkling pepper equally on each side of chicken, about 10 minutes or until slightly brown on all sides.

Remove chicken from pan and drain off any excess oil. Add the chopped garlic to the skillet and saute over medium heat for 2 minutes. Stir in tomato paste and slowly add the chicken stock, scraping to dissolve any bits clinging to bottom of pan. Increase heat to medium-high; add vinegar and honey and rapidly boil for 3 minutes to reduce liquid to one cup. Return chicken to pan; reduce heat to medium. Cook, turning, about 30 minutes or until liquid thickens and becomes a dark mahogany glaze and chicken is done.


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  • aimeerose

    The chicken tasted great, although a little on the tangy side. Was very easy to make. Would recommend serving with rice.

  • Katie

    This recipe should not be made when one is starving. It took me abot an hour to prepare the chicken but,it is certainly worth the wait. It is only three points for one fo the chicken breats. The glaze adds so much flavor to the breasts. I highly recommend this to people doing the points. It is filling and tastes great for a minimal amount of points.

  • SoonEnough

    Recipe turned out great! It was very simple!

  • Mellen

    The recipe was very good and I served it over Basamati rice I do think I’ll use less vinegar next time.

  • N/A

    terrific – easy to cook and delicious – i make it often

  • anonymous

    i really liked this recipe, it was easy to follow and the chicken was delicious i would rate it a 10

  • Priscilla

    It was delicious; going to hold on to this recipe. I served it with couscous, because I had some on hand! I agree that rice would be a good accompaniment, too.

  • Steve Ary

    Excellent recipe. Low fat, low points or whatever. I didn’t change a thing. People pay a high price for similar dishes in restaurants. Too tangy?!?!

  • David M

    This was the first recipe I tried from 3fatchicks and it was great. The only thing missing was when to use the green onion tops – I just threw them in at the end. I’m just off to get tomorrow’s recipe Many thanks David

  • Sharon Dowling

    This was a great recipe. I read some of the reviews before I prepared it and cut the vinegar to 1/2 cup and added more garlic (you can never have enough garlic)! It was really delicious and quick to prepare and serve.

  • laura

    I make this all the time, everyone loves it. Well worth the time to prepare. If I have leftovers (rarely) I put it on a spinach salad the next day. I give it a 10+

  • carrie S.

    I found this recipe on 3fc over 3 years ago and it’s remained one of my “specialties” ever since! I agree, it does take a while to make, and most of that time you have to be standing over, stirring, etc, but it’s well worth it. Leftovers are fantastic cold in a salad, as someone already said. As far as the tangy issue goes, if you like balsamic vinegar, you’ll like this glazed chicken. I guess one could always use more honey and less vinegar, but I wouldn’t cut down on the volume because I always have *just* enough glaze in the end, and sometimes I even wish I had more, to flavor the accompanying rice with!

  • Karri

    My girlfriend made me this dish last night. I loved it so much I am going to make it for my boyfriend tonight. The glaze is very tasty and it is so easy to make.

  • Stevie Shea

    Not only was this recipe easy to make, but it tasted great! It does take a little time to cook, but preparing it is a breeze. You basically follow the simple directons and then let it go on the stove. You’ll know that the chicken is done when the glaze has gone from being a liquid in the pan to being a glaze on the chicken. It took a little less than 30 minutes for me (around 20 minutes I believe). Again, this recipe would be really hard to screw up. And, it tastes great! I served it cut up over a bed of brown rice and mixed in a bag of California Veggies- PERFECT! My husband, who is a notoriously picky eater loved it. He wants me to make it again tonight hahaha. I think I’ll teach HIM how to make it so he can make it for me! I did leave out the onion tops just because I didn’t have any and I probably would NOT add them when I make it again since my husband hates onions…I felt that omitting the onions did not detract away from the recipe…

  • Sandi

    I love this recipe! I didn’t find it too tangy at all, but I LOVE balsamic vinegar. I served it with the Garden Risotto (see side dishes) and it was a wonderful meal. The only change I made was to cut each of the chicken breasts in half before cooking them because I like to be able to take seconds without adding points.

  • Mary E.

    I loved this chicken!!!! I give it a 10- easy and delicious, but with big flavor. I will cut the vinegar to 1/2 cup next time though. I served it with a rice blend and the whole family went wild!

  • Kellie Ann

    Excellent!! Even the kids loved it! I used only 1/2 cup of the balsamic vinegar, additional garlic and olive oil instead of the vegetable oil. Everyone should try this recipe! thank you!!

  • Karen

    I liked this recipe, but I did reduce the amount of vinegar and am glad I did. I like balsamic but this is a very strong taste. I actually liked the leftover chicken used in my salad better than I did the night I made the recipe for dinner. I would make it again, but I like Salsa Chicken better.

  • Molly

    I reduced the amount of vinegar by half, and it was still tangy and delicious. Especially good with spicy broccoli and wild rice. Amazing. Perfect. Mmmmm.

  • Veruca

    Absolutely wonderful! The chicken was very moist & flavorful! My guests loved it. I even printed them a copy of the recipe. This was one of a very small number of recipes that I cannot believe is low fat!

  • Tina

    Great chiken. I too cut the vinegar by 1/2 the 2nd time. Was pretty tangy the 1st time but still very good. I served with whole wheat couscous

  • Loren

    This recipe was RESTURANT QUALITY! I served chicken with Basil Roasted Vegetables (which was also resturant quality)& Shrimp Cocktail. I will definatley prepare this again!

  • barb

    This is a staple recipe in my life — easy to make and everyone likes it — you can vary it by adding veggies, etc.

  • Maury

    This recipe is wonderful! I have made it for dinner parties and no one suspected they were eating a low fat meal. Great with brown rice and steamed vegetables!

  • Liz

    This is so good and so easy! Probably one of my familys very favorite chicken recipe. Just awesome over brown rice!

  • karen

    this recipe certainly sounds better than it tastes!!! Not fond of the balsamic taste….. it more or less tasted like chicken gone bad!

  • Seija

    This has been a favourite recipe since the day I found it on 3 Fat Chicks almost 3 years ago. It’s quick, easy, and delicious. If you like garlic, you’ll love this recipe! Highly recommended!

  • Angie

    I made this after recommitting to WW yesterday – it was delicious! I had to stop myself after only one serving. Served this with angel hair that was tossed with olive oil, red pepper flakes, basil, garlic, lemon juice, and kosher salt. YUMMY!

  • Michelle

    I’ve made this recipe a few times. I’m always looking for easy chicken recipes and I really liked this one. However, it’s not for people who are not into tangy foods.

  • Jane

    This is some of the best chicken I’ve ever eaten – diet or otherwise! Absolutely splendid!

  • Shawna

    This was wonderful! Instead of using the basalmic vinegar I used the Fat Free Balsamic Vinaigrette salad dressing (made by Maple Grove Farms). I also used olive oil instead of vegetable. It was really a great way to eat chicken. Even my picky 5 yr old enjoyed this.

  • Monique

    Mmmmmmmmmm… chicken was very good. A great low fat recipe.

  • Lisa

    Loved this receipe. Added scallions at the end- topped it off. Mine wasn’t “glazey” . It was a little more liquidy than I expected. Was the lid supposed to be on or off? Maybe I’ll try more paste and/or honey next time. Regardless, I loved it.

  • Mady

    Pretty good.. . .I overcooked the chicken, though! So, it was not as juicy as normal. I’m new to cooking, so I’m not sure what went wrong. It was still very good, and the leftovers are perfect for a salad. Will cook this again!

  • Carla

    I loved this recipe! It was very easy. I took the advice of another reviewer and reduced the balsamic vinegar to 1/2 cup and added more garlic. My family also enjoyed it. They couldn’t believe it was a “diet” recipe and only had 3 Weight Watcher points!

  • Jamie

    Absolutely amazing!!!!!

  • Trish

    Love this! I added some chunks of banana peppers from my daughters garden and served with a small amount of orzo. Didn’t have scallions so used some chopped vidalia. Also did not completely reduce the liquid. Used cornstarch to thicken the sauce. Froze in individual portions. Reheated well. Great recipe.
    P.S. Be sure to use excellent balsamic.

  • Tracy

    Loved this recipe. I really enjoyed the flavor and for the 3 points, well, it was worth it. Thanks

  • D Le Bel

    I picked this recipe based on its rating and everyone is right! Even my picky 7 and 10 year old cleaned their plates. I added a little pale dry sherry to my recipe and served it with the creamed spinach casserole also from this website. The kids loved that too!

  • Shari

    This is SOOOOOO delicious! Reminded me of bbq pork only better! I replace the vegetable oil w/olive but other than that, I wouldn’t change a thing! Thank you for putting this out there!

  • Amie

    I loved this recipe, as well as the rest if my family. My husband does’t even like balsamic vinegar, so I did not even tell him what all was in it until he had already eaten it. He was very surprised. Over all I give it a 10!

  • Amie

    I loved this recipe, as well as the rest of my family. My husband does’t even like balsamic vinegar, so I did not even tell him what all was in it until he had already eaten it. He was very surprised. Over all I give it a 10!

  • Aimee

    It was great! I may add more garlic though. Simple to make, just leaves a lil bit of a mess behind.

  • Wendy

    Anyone who finds this tangy didn’t cook the sauce until it glazed… It’s very important to glaze the sauce – that is the yummiest part of it!

    This chicken is phenomenal, and very out of the ordinary… I think everyone will like this recipe… it’s kind of like a twist on BBQ chicken, but better!

    My 4 yr old said “mmm” with every bite, and she isn’t a big meat eater!

  • Pat

    Only 3 “eggs” from me. This was too messy, the cook time was too long (the meat was a little dry, and there was too much clean up. The basalmic glaze/sauce was very good. However, a good barbeque sauce would have done the same thing.

  • Laura

    yummy!! but even yummier if you use maple syrup in place of the honey.

  • pam

    Best Chicken Ever!!!
    Did not know what to serve my friend the chief-Now I know!!!!

  • John Roper

    Nice and easy to make, very tasty and will definitely make again !

  • Bre

    Super easy to make!! Served it by itself with grilled asparagus, drizzled with a balsamic glaze. Loved it. Healthy too. Husband and I are trying to lose weight, but hate the foods that have NO taste. This one is a keeper!!