Balsamic Chicken and Mushrooms Recipe
This Balsamic Chicken and Mushrooms recipe is a savory delight that combines tender chicken breasts with a rich and flavorful balsamic mushroom sauce. It’s a dish that’s sure to impress with its perfect balance of sweet and tangy flavors.
- 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
- Salt and black pepper, to taste
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 pound (450g) mushrooms, sliced
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
- 1 cup chicken broth
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 1 teaspoon dried thyme
- Fresh parsley, chopped, for garnish
- Season the Chicken: Start by seasoning both sides of the chicken breasts generously with salt and black pepper. This adds flavor to the chicken.
- Sear the Chicken: In a large skillet or frying pan, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the seasoned chicken breasts and cook for about 5-6 minutes on each side, or until they are golden brown and cooked through. Transfer the cooked chicken to a plate and cover it to keep warm.
- Sauté the Mushrooms and Garlic: In the same pan, add the sliced mushrooms and minced garlic. Sauté them for about 5-7 minutes, or until the mushrooms are tender and browned.
- Create the Balsamic Sauce: Pour in the balsamic vinegar, chicken broth, honey, and dried thyme. Stir well to combine all the ingredients. Allow the sauce to simmer for 10-15 minutes, or until it has reduced and thickened.
- Return the Chicken: Gently return the cooked chicken breasts to the pan with the mushroom sauce. Spoon some of the sauce over the chicken.
- Simmer and Finish: Let the chicken simmer in the sauce for an additional 5 minutes, allowing the flavors to meld together. Ensure that the chicken is heated through.
- Garnish and Serve: Transfer the chicken and mushroom mixture to serving plates. Garnish with fresh chopped parsley for a burst of color and flavor.
- Enjoy: Your Balsamic Chicken and Mushrooms are now ready to be savored. This dish pairs wonderfully with rice, mashed potatoes, or a side of steamed vegetables.
The combination of tender chicken, earthy mushrooms, and the sweet and tangy balsamic sauce creates a delightful meal that’s perfect for both weeknight dinners and special occasions. It’s a recipe that’s easy to make but tastes like it came from a gourmet kitchen. Enjoy this culinary masterpiece!
- 4 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
- 1.5 Tbsp soy sauce
- 1 Tbsp brown sugar
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1/4 tsp dried thyme
- 4 boneless, skinless chicken thighs (about 1.25 lbs. total)
- 1 pinch salt and pepper
- 1 Tbsp olive oil
- 8 oz. mushrooms
- 2 Tbsp butter
Prepare the balsamic sauce first. In a small bowl, stir together the balsamic vinegar, soy sauce, brown sugar, minced garlic, and dried thyme. Set the sauce aside.
Season the chicken thighs with a pinch of salt and pepper on each side.
Heat a large skillet over medium. Once hot, add the olive oil and swirl to coat the surface. Add the chicken thighs to the skillet and cook on each side until browned and cooked through (about 8 minutes first side, 5 minute second side). Remove the chicken to a clean plate and cover to keep warm.
While the chicken is cooking, clean the mushrooms and then slice them in half. After removing the chicken from the skillet, add the mushrooms in their place, and sauté in the remaining oil and fat until the mushrooms are slightly tender and browned on the outside (5-7 minutes).
Turn the heat down to medium-low. Add the prepared balsamic sauce to the skillet and stir to dissolve any browned bits from the bottom of the skillet. Allow the sauce to come up to a simmer. Simmer the balsamic sauce with the mushrooms, stirring occasionally, for about 5 minutes, or until the sauce has reduced by half.
Add the butter to the skillet and stir until it is melted into the sauce. Add the chicken back to the skillet, turning it to coat in the sauce, and allow it to simmer for a few minutes more to rewarm the chicken. Serve hot and drizzle the pan sauce over the chicken and mushrooms.
Nutrition InformationYield 1 Serving Size 4
Amount Per ServingCalories 1242Total Fat 72gSaturated Fat 27gTrans Fat 1gUnsaturated Fat 43gCholesterol 608mgSodium 2391mgCarbohydrates 37gFiber 5gSugar 26gProtein 116g
The information contained herein is subject to change.