Balsamic Chicken Breasts Recipe

  • Author: Christine Pittman
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Entrée
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: American


Balsamic vinegar, honey, and herbs create a sweet, tangy, irresistible sauce for this baked Balsamic Chicken Breast recipe.


  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts, pounded to even thickness
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 Tbsp. honey
  • 2 Tbsp. brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. Dijon mustard
  • 1 Tbsp. chopped fresh rosemary
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp. dried basil


  1. Preheat oven to 400˚F. Lightly oil a baking dish.
  2. If the thickness of the chicken breasts is very uneven, pound them a bit to even things out (see this post for how to do that), keeping the chicken 3/4- to 1-inch thick.
  3. In a small bowl combine oil, balsamic vinegar, garlic, honey, brown sugar, mustard, rosemary, salt, pepper, oregano, and basil.
  4. Arrange the chicken breasts in the baking dish. Pour the sauce over, flip the breasts in the sauce to coat evenly.
  5. Bake for 20 minutes or until an instant read thermometer in the thickest part of the chicken reads 165˚F.
  6. Spoon sauce over chicken and serve.

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