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Balsamic Chicken with Mushrooms

This balsamic chicken only sounds gourmet, but you’ll never believe how quick and easy it is!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Chicken, Everyday Meals, skillet dinners
Cuisine: American
Keyword: balsamic chicken, mushrooms, quick chicken dinners, skillet dinner
Servings: 4
Calories: 327kcal


  • 4 thin sliced boneless skinless chicken breasts see NOTES
  • 3 tbs[ olive oil
  • 8 oz baby bella crimini mushrooms, sliced in half (see NOTES)
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp pepper
  • 3/4 cup chicken stock see NOTES
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 small bay leaf
  • 1/4 tsp thyme
  • 6 cloves garlic crushed
  • 2 tbsp butter


  • Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Mix the salt and pepper and sprinkle on chicken.
  • Add the olive oil and when oil shimmers, place chicken in the pan.
  • Brown the chicken well on one side; remove to a plate.
  • In the same pan, add the mushrooms and sear over high heat, stirring often.
  • Add the chicken stock, balsamic vinegar, bay leaf, thyme and garlic to the pan; stir to combine.
  • Place the chicken, unbrowned side down, in the pan. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for 10 minutes.
  • Remove cooked chicken to a plate and keep it warm. Remove the garlic and bay leaf; discard both.
  • Place butter in the pan and stir until melted.
  • Turn the heat up to medium-high and reduce the sauce 50%. This should take about 5-7 minutes.
  • Return the chicken to the pan to heat through.
  • Serve over pasta.


I use 1 tsp of Better Than Bouillon chicken flavor dissolved in 3/4 cup water. This makes an excellent rich stock.
If you have regular boneless, skinless chicken breasts, you can cut them in half like you are going to butterfly them, but cut all the way through, then pound them down to 1/4-inch thickness.
Regular white mushrooms may be used in place of the baby bellas


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 327kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 89mg | Sodium: 545mg | Potassium: 755mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 211IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 1mg