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Chicken with Balsamic Vinegar, Sweet Onions and Thyme

Points® value
Total Time
30 min
10 min
20 min
The sweet onions deliciously balance the acidity of the vinegar sauce. Sautéed or steamed spinach would be great on the side.


All-purpose flour

3 tbsp(s)

Table salt

¾ tsp(s), divided

Black pepper

½ pinch(es), freshly ground, divided

Uncooked boneless skinless chicken breast

1 pound(s), four 4 oz pieces

Olive oil

2 tsp(s)

Vidalia onion

1 small, cut in half lengthwise, thinly sliced (about 2 cup

Reduced-sodium chicken broth

1 cup(s)

Balsamic vinegar

2 tbsp(s)

Fresh thyme

1 tbsp(s), chopped, or less to taste

Salted butter

2 tsp(s)


  1. On a plate, combine flour, 1⁄2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Dredge chicken in flour mixture and turn to coat; shake off any excess
  2. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken and cook, flipping once, until golden and cooked through, about 7 minutes; remove to a serving plate and cover to keep warm.
  3. Add onion to skillet; sauté over medium-high heat until lightly browned, about 4 minutes. Add broth, vinegar, thyme and remaining 1⁄4 teaspoon each salt and pepper. Bring to a boil; cook, stirring often, until onions are tender, about 5 minutes.
  4. Remove skillet from heat and stir in butter until melted; spoon sauce over chicken. Yields 1 chicken breast and about 1/4 cup onion sauce per serving.


Don't have fresh thyme? Use 1/2 teaspoon of dried thyme instead.