Chicken with Balsamic Vinegar, Sweet Onions and Thyme
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The sweet onions deliciously balance the acidity of the vinegar sauce. Sautéed or steamed spinach would be great on the side.
all-purpose flour3 Tbsp
table salt¾ tsp, divided
black pepper½ tsp, freshly ground, divided
uncooked boneless skinless chicken breast(s)1 pound(s), four 4 oz pieces
olive oil2 tsp
uncooked vidalia onion(s)1 small, cut in half lengthwise, thinly sliced (about 2 cups)
reduced-sodium chicken broth1 cup(s)
balsamic vinegar2 Tbsp
fresh thyme1 Tbsp, chopped, or less to taste
salted butter2 tsp
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.