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Rustic Balsamic Garlic Chicken

Intensely flavorful & wonderfully healthy, treat yourself well & make this one-pan balsamic garlic chicken. This balsamic chicken skillet recipe is as easy as it gets & incredibly healthy. 
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time13 mins
Total Time18 mins
Course: Main
Keyword: balsamic chicken, balsamic chicken skillet, balsamic garlic chicken, one-pan balsamic chicken, one-pan chicken
Servings: 2
Calories: 534kcal
Author: Honest and Tasty


  • 3 tablespoons ghee
  • 2 Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts
  • 1 teaspoon Sea Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Black Pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon Cayenne Powder optional
  • 6 cloves Garlic sliced
  • 3 Tomatoes medium-sized, quartered
  • cup Balsamic Vinegar
  • Juice of 1 Lemon
  • Optional: 1 tablespoon Butter to finish sauce
  • 2 large handfuls Fresh Spinach rinsed (you can also steam the spinach if you prefer)


  • Place pan on medium-high heat and add 2 tablespoons of ghee. Swirl it around.
  • Add chicken breasts and then reduce heat to medium.
  • Add ½ teaspoon salt and ¼ teaspoon pepper. Close lid for 4 minutes (depending on thickness of chicken breast).
  • Flip chicken breasts and season opposite side with ½ teaspoon salt, ¼ teaspoon pepper, and the optional cayenne powder.
  • Add 1 tablespoon of ghee and close lid for another 4 minutes.
  • Then turn heat to med-low, remove lid, and add the garlic.
  • Sauté garlic for 30 seconds, just to get a touch of color and a bit of flavor.
  • Add tomatoes.
  • Add balsamic vinegar and ⅓ cup water. Cover and allow to simmer on medium heat until tomatoes are softened (about 5 minutes).
  • Add lemon juice.
  • Optional: Add in 1 tablespoon of butter right before serving to get a slight richness to the sauce.
  • Serve over a bed of spinach and top with the balsamic-lemon sauce.

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    Calories: 534kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 51g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 145mg | Sodium: 1469mg | Potassium: 1519mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 4522IU | Vitamin C: 39mg | Calcium: 85mg | Iron: 3mg