Awesome Balsamic Marinade Chicken

Andy Anderson !


Been working on a few signature recipes for a local restaurant, and came up with this dish. Once the chicken is marinated, it’s a quick job to sauté it and have it on the table. Easy peasy.

Your guests will think that you have been in the kitchen fussing all day.

The trick is the type of balsamic, but we’ll talk more about that later.

So, you ready… Let’s get into the kitchen.

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1/2 c
white wine, or chicken stock
1/3 c
balsamic vinegar
2 clove
garlic, minced
1 large
chicken breast, boneless, skinless, about 1/2 pound
2 Tbsp
olive oil, extra virgin
1 Tbsp
sweet butter, unsalted


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2Gather your ingredients (Mise en Place).

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3Cut the chicken breast left to right.

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4Chef’s Note: This should give you two chicken breasts of 1/4 pound each.

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5Add the wine (or chicken stock), balsamic vinegar, and the garlic to a large bowl, and combine.

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6Chef’s Note: What made this dish is the type of balsamic vinegar. I tried several types. Run-of-mill balsamic was fairly good; however, when I tried some raspberry infused balsamic, it was a taste homerun. You might want to play around with different balsamic vinegars.

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7Add the chicken to the marinade, and refrigerate for one hour, but no more than two.

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8Add the oil to a sauté pan, and bring up to medium-high heat.

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9Remove the chicken from the marinade and add to the pan.

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10Cook for several minutes on each side, until cooked through.

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11Add the marinade to the pan, along with the tablespoon of butter, and then lower the heat to achieve a slow simmer.

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12Simmer for 1 to 2 minutes, or until the marinade (pan sauce) begins to thicken.

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13Remove the chicken, reserve, then allow the pan sauce to reduce by half and thicken up, about 5 minutes.

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15Add a piece of chicken to a plate, drizzle on some of the yummy pan sauce, and serve with some nice garlic mash, your favorite veggies, or both. Enjoy.

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16Keep the faith, and keep cooking.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Chicken
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: Italian
Dietary Needs: Gluten-Free, Wheat Free, Soy Free
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Healthy, Heirloom