Chicken breast with honey-balsamic glaze

Total Time
18 min
3 min
15 min
With this sweet and savory chicken dish, less is more! This delicious 5-ingredient recipe will become your new standby and it’s one you’ll also memorize. The sauce relies on a few pantry items that you most likely always keep in stock and it tastes like it took much more time to prepare that it really does. Any dried herb like Rosemary or a blend such as Italian seasoning will be a great alternative for the thyme. If you find that your jar of honey has crystallized, heat the open jar in a microwave for 30 seconds. To keep the honey from sticking to your measuring spoon, coat it with cooking spray before measuring.


Dried thyme

1½ tsp

Table salt

½ tsp

Black pepper

¼ tsp

Olive oil

1 tsp

Uncooked boneless skinless chicken breast

1 pound(s), four 4-oz pieces

Balsamic vinegar

2 Tbsp


2 Tbsp


  1. Combine first 3 ingredients; sprinkle over both sides of chicken.
  2. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken; cook 7 to 8 minutes on each side or until chicken is done.
  3. Transfer chicken to a platter; keep warm. Reduce heat to medium-low; add vinegar and honey to pan. Simmer 1 minute or until glaze thickens; stir constantly. Pour glaze over chicken. Yield: 4 servings (serving size: 1 chicken breast half).