Honey Balsamic Chicken and Brussels Sprouts

Honey Balsamic Chicken and Brussels Sprouts are thin sliced chicken breasts and fresh brussels sprouts married together in the perfect honey balsamic sauce, and will be all you need for a quick, delicious, and flavorful meal any night of the week.

One skillet wonders, as I like to call them are perfect for weeknights.  Here are a few other recipes you need to try when time isn’t of the essence.  Sweet and Sour ChickenCheese Ravioli Skillet, and skillet Lasagna

Balsamic Chicken

Honey Balsamic Chicken and Brussels Sprouts

When life is busy, which is pretty much a natural daily occurrence, dinner is the last thing I want to spend all night making, so that is why I love to make skillet meals.  They are very practical, taste delicious and won’t eat up all my night in the kitchen.  This Honey Balsamic Chicken and Brussels Sprouts was a huge success at my parents lake house a few weeks ago.  

After a long and fun day outside my Mom surely didn’t want to prepare a meal that took hours, so I made Honey Balsamic Chicken and let my Mom kick her feet up, eat, and enjoy.  I love that you can buy thin sliced chicken breast because it makes life way easier when trying to cook a juicy piece of meat.  However if you can’t find the thin sliced chicken breast the regular breast work too, I would recommend tenderizing them or slicing them in half, that way they are not so thick and will cook evenly.

What is considered a chicken breast?

When a recipe calls for a chicken breast it generally means half of the breast.  A chicken has two breast, and most often are sold cut in half making two separate breasts halves.  A chicken breast can be bought with the skin on or skinless and can be bone-in or boneless.

What kind of meat is chicken breasts?

Chicken breast meat that is boneless and skinless is white meat, but there is also skinless and skin on thigh meat that is dark meat.  Chicken meat is typically lean meat when the skin is removed.  Chicken with the skin (drumsticks and wings) tend to have a higher fat content and when cooked gives chicken a crispy outside and a tender inside.

honey balsamic chicken

This Honey Balsamic Chicken and Brussels Sprouts has tons of flavor and adding the fresh cut thyme and rosemary coupled with the honey balsamic sauce there is very little need for added seasonings.  Now I am sure you are saying “my kids will not eat brussels sprouts!”  I get it, my daughter barely eats anything, so the beauty of this skillet is you can add whatever kind of vegetables your family will eat, or just omit them all together.

How do you make Honey Balsamic Sauce?

This couldn’t be any easier.  Using the skillet add in balsamic vinegar and honey.  Whisk to combine and let cook over low heat for about 2-3 minutes, then spoon over chicken, fish, pork, or vegetables.

How do you cook Chicken in the skillet?

  1. Over medium high heat add 3 tablespoons of butter to a skillet.  Once butter has melted add in minced rosemary and thyme.  Stir around for 30 seconds and then add thin cut boneless, skinless chicken breasts to skillet.
  2. Cook chicken 5 minutes and then flip and continue cooking until both sides are golden brown about 10 minutes total.
  3. Remove chicken from skillet and serve.
  4. NOTE:  if you are using regular cut chicken breast or chicken thighs with the skin on you may need to adjust your cook time.

Honey Balsamic Chicken and Brussels Sprouts will taste sensational and will go with a variety of sides.

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Honey Balsamic Chicken and Brussels Sprouts

Honey Balsamic Chicken and Brussels Sprouts are thin sliced chicken breasts and fresh brussels sprouts married together in the perfect honey balsamic sauce, and will be all you need for a quick, delicious, and flavorful meal any night of the week.

Ingredients:

  • 4 thin sliced, boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/2 lb brussels sprouts, halved
  • 1 tbsp fresh mined rosemary
  • 1 tbsp fresh minced thyme
  • 4 tbsp butter, divided
  • 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 3 tbsp honey
  • 1/2 tsp garlic salt and pepper
  • additional minced rosemary and thyme for garnishing (optional)

Directions:

  1. Season chicken with garlic salt and pepper.  Over medium high heat add 3 tablespoons of butter to a skillet.  Once butter has melted add in minced rosemary and thyme.  Stir around for 30 seconds and then add chicken.  Cook chicken 5 minutes and then flip. Continue cooking until both sides are golden brown about 10 minutes total, remove from skillet and set aside.
  2. Add in the remaining tbsp of butter and brussels sprouts to skillet.  Sauté for 5 minutes until tender and remove from skillet and set aside.  Add in balsamic vinegar and honey and whisk to combine.  Cook on low heat for 2 minutes then add chicken and brussels sprouts back to the skillet.  Spoon sauce over the top and garnish with fresh herbs.  Serve with your favorite side.
  • Calories per serving/189
  • NOTE:  if you are using regular cut chicken breast or chicken thighs with the skin on you may need to adjust your cook time.
  • If you are using regular cut chicken breast you can tenderize them or slice them in half so they will cook evenly.
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