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.

  • Not recommended

    Too vinegary. Won't make again.

  • Recommended

    I only get raves and requests for the future with this recipe. I’ve made it several times and I usually add any leftover veggies at an end with the chicken broth. I have served this over noodles instead of rice, one of the guests doesn’t eat rice.

  • Recommended

    Loved this! Added onion and a variety of peppers only because I had some that needed to be used up. All flavors went great together and I served it on a bed of brown rice. I used the balsamic vinegar, it has only natural sugar and no added sugars which does make a difference. I would ask for the website to change the balsamic vinegar ingredient if it is a problem regarding the glycemic index for diabetics as this is crucial and I'm really relying on the website to have healthy recipes without worries while consuming. I love the recipes. We enjoyed this with the apple crisp recipe ????

  • Recommended

    what brand of balsamic vinegar do you recomend?

  • Recommended

    This meal was outstanding. Easy to make with simple ingredients. The texture and flavor were well balanced. We like mushrooms so we used 16 oz of baby bella crimini sliced in the food processor. This is a keeper.

  • Recommended

    I really thought all I would be able to taste was the vinegar. I had to taste the vinegar in the soup mix, wasn't all that good. Trying to keep an open mind I added the chicken to the mix. I was greatly surprised. No more vinegar taste and the chicken was moist, tender and tasted great. My hubby liked it and even asked the name of the recipe. I am not a chicken fan but I will make this again. Thanks.