October 4, 2010

Chicken with Balsamic Vinegar, Garlic and Mushrooms

It's easy to gravitate towards the same, simple chicken dish week after week. For me, it's my chicken parmesan which I now have down to a fine science. But I am always looking for something new and different to challenge myself in the kitchen and to serve guests. 

A while ago, I found this recipe online and the first thing I loved about it was that I had all the ingredients on hand (the number one reason I make a recipe!). I was serving this for company, so I liked that it was something that I could mostly make ahead and with the exception of thickening the sauce near the end, it was a dish I could put in the over and still spend time with my guests. The balsamic vinegar thickened nicely and created a really nice "gravy" type sauce, presentation-wise it looked great and it tasted good, too! 

What chicken recipes do you gravitate towards?

  • 4 skinless, boneless chicken breasts
  • 3/4 pound fresh mushrooms, sliced
  • 2 tbsp all purpose flour
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 6 cloves garlic
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 3/4 cup chicken broth
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/4 tsp dried thyme

  • Heat oil in a skillet over medium high heat and saute chicken until it is nicely browned on both sides
  • Remove the chicken and put in a single layer in an oven-safe dish
  • In the skillet, add the mushrooms and cook for a few minutes. Add the vinegar, broth, bay leaf, garlic and thyme. 
  • Pour over chicken and bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes
  • Transfer chicken to a warm serving platter and cover with foil.
  • On an element, simmer the sauce over medium high heat, slowly adding flour and whisking slowly until sauce begins to thicken.
  • Discard the bay leaf and pour mushroom sauce over chicken and serve

Recipe adapted from www.allrecipes.com 


  1. This looks yummy! It's going on my menu for next week.

    The chicken dish we gravitate toward is Bruschetta Chicken http://smittenwithmykitchen.blogspot.com/2009/04/bruschetta-chicken.html

    It's so easy and impressive enough for company.

  2. I just happened upon your blog and I like what I see. I notice we have similar tastes in cooking so consider yourself 'followed'. :)

    This dish is right up my alley. I'm a HUGE balsamic fan and I'm always on the lookout for new and interesting ways to cook with chicken.
    We're more of a boneless chicken thigh kind of family so I think I'll try using that cut of chicken and see how it goes. :)

    The Baking Bookworm



Related Posts with Thumbnails
Web Analytics