Balsamic Chicken with Mushrooms

Balsamic Chicken with Mushrooms
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This simple chicken entree is budget-friendly and a perfect start to a healthy plate. Serve with a simple vegetable side like Easy Middle Eastern Green Beans or Tarragon Tomatoes.
  • Prep time
    20 min
  • Servings
    4 Servings
  • Serving size
    1 chicken breast with heaping 1/4 cup mushrooms
Nutrition Facts

Nutrition Facts

4 Servings

  • Serving Size
    1 chicken breast with heaping 1/4 cup mushrooms
  • Amount per serving Calories 240

  • Total Fat 9g
    • Saturated Fat 1.9g
    • Trans Fat 0g
  • Cholesterol 65mg
  • Sodium 160mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 12g
    • Dietary Fiber 1g
    • Total Sugars 5g
    • Added Sugars 0g
  • Protein 27g
  • Potassium 480mg
  • Phosphorus 255mg

Choices/Exchanges: 1 Carbohydrate, 4 Lean protein



  • boneless, skinless chicken breast (divided into 4 (4-oz) portions)
    1 lbs
  • olive oil
    1 tbsp
  • all-purpose flour
    1/4 cup
  • trans-fat-free margarine
    1 tbsp
  • sliced mushrooms
    10 oz
  • black pepper
    1/4 tsp
  • balsamic vinegar
    1/3 cup
  • low sodium chicken broth
    1/2 cup


  1. Place the chicken breast in a plastic bag and pound thin with a mallet.

  2. Heat olive oil over medium-high heat in a skillet.

  3. Dredge the chicken in flour and coat it on both sides. Add the chicken to the pan and sauté 5 minutes per side. Remove the chicken from the pan and set aside.

  4. Melt the margarine in the pan. Add the mushrooms and pepper and cook for 5 minutes. Add the balsamic vinegar to the pan and bring it to a boil to reduce the liquid.

  5. Add the chicken broth to the pan and simmer 2 more minutes. Add the chicken breast back to the pan and simmer for 5 minutes.

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    I tried this recipe tonight and it was delicious. The sauce was so flavourful, I could bathe myself in it. I did a couple of changes by marinating the chicken thighs with garlic, rosemary, thyme, little salt and pepper.Thickened the sauce with cornstarch so it was not liquid like other people wrote about. The balsamic vinegar really adds a lot of flavour. I will make this dish again..

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    I made this today, and it is really good. what I initially like about it is very few ingredients, quick cooking and lots of flavor. I’m not a great cook I don’t like a lot of ingredients and I like it quick and easy because I’m by myself. I made two pieces of chicken instead of one. I was afraid my chicken was too thick and it wouldn’t be cooked but it was pure perfection. It wasn’t dry and it was very juicy. I didn’t have regular flour So are used almond flour. Don’t add any salt to this; I read a review earlier that the girl said don’t add any salt because the balsamic is very salty. And she was absolutely right you do not need any salt. with this. I will definitely make this again and I will add more mushrooms. This made minimum of two and probably three meals for me. I am absolutely in love with this website. ❤️

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    I followed this to the letter except I didn't have margarine so I had to use New Balance. This is absolutely delicious. I was tempted to add salt and pepper and maybe some spiced to the flour, but I'm so glad that I did not. The balsamic vinegar is really all the flavor that it needs. We even put salt and pepper on the table but nobody used it. I do think the cooking time for the chicken and the mushrooms is all a bit too long or maybe my heat was too high. Next time I'll go by temperature instead of the repeated 5 minutes. Everyone loved this dish - even my child who doesn't like mushrooms. She just took a piece of chicken that, while it had been cooked with them, didn't have any on it.

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    I'm looking forward to trying this tonight - the only thing I dont like about this site is the suggested use of margarine. ew. I'm going to use ghee instead.

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    I'm a novice cook. If I replace the flour with spices, will it ruin this recipe? Any suggestions?

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    Was easy to follow and very good. I added a little cornstarch to make it a bit thicker. My husband really like it.