Easy Balsamic Chicken Recipe (One-Pan Dinner)

    Our easy balsamic chicken is made with golden chicken thighs simmered to perfection in a savory and sweet balsamic glaze. Everything comes together in a single pan for easy cleanup.

    A one-pan meal makes life so much easier. Quick and easy to make and simple to clean up. This is especially important on the keto diet when you need a low carb dinner with a low prep time.

    Combine this great recipe with maple bacon wrapped carrots or oven roasted green beans and you have a delicious and healthy low carb dinner. It’s a great dinner idea for quick midweek dinners and is also a great choice for weekend meal preps.

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    What You’ll Need To Make Balsamic Chicken

    • Chicken thighs
    • Butter
    • Garlic
    • Chicken broth
    • Balsamic vinegar
    • Erythritol
    • Salt and pepper
    • Rosemary (to garnish)

    Note: You can also make this recipe with other cuts of chicken. Boneless skinless chicken breasts will work well.

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    How To Make Balsamic Chicken

    The total time to prepare this recipe is around 25 minutes so it really is quick and easy. Let’s get started!

    The first thing you need to do is make our sweet and savory balsamic sauce. Simply whisk together the chicken broth, balsamic vinegar, Erythritol, salt and pepper in a large mixing bowl.

    Next, heat your butter in a skillet and then sauté the chicken thighs skin-side on down each side until golden. This should take about 3-5 minutes per side. Add your garlic to the skillet and stir until slightly brown.

    Now, pour over the balsamic sauce and simmer over low to medium heat until reduced to a glaze (around 10 minutes). Garnish with rosemary sprigs and serve hot.

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    Balsamic Chicken Sides

    This really is an excellent weeknight dish with super easy prep and cleanup. Add an easy side and you have a nutritious and healthy low-carb dinner. You can also multiply the ingredients and use it as a meal prep recipe.

    Make this recipe tonight with:

    Easy Balsamic Chicken Recipe

    Perfect golden chicken thighs simmered in a savory and sweet balsamic glaze all made in one pan! A delicious healthy dinner everyone will love.
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    Course: Dinner, Main Dish
    Cuisine: American, Italian
    Prep Time: 5 minutes
    Cook Time: 20 minutes
    Servings: 2
    Calories: 215kcal


    • 2 Chicken Thighs skin on and bone in
    • 2 tbsp Butter
    • 2 cloves Garlic sliced

    For the Balsamic Glaze

    • 1/2 cup Chicken Broth
    • 1/4 cup Balsamic Vinegar
    • 2 tbsp Liquid Erythritol
    • 1/2 tsp Salt
    • 1/4 tsp Black Pepper

    To Garnish

    • 2-3 sprigs Rosemary


    • To make the sauce, whisk together the chicken broth, balsamic vinegar, Erythritol, salt and pepper in a large mixing bowl.
    • Heat the butter in a skillet and sauté the chicken thighs skin-side down for about 3-5 minutes on each side, until golden.
    • Add the garlic to the pan. Stir to brown slightly and then add the sauce mixture. Simmer over low to medium heat to reduce the sauce into a glaze, for about 10 minutes, garnish with rosemary sprigs and serve hot.


    Net Carbs: 11.8g


    Nutrition Facts
    Easy Balsamic Chicken Recipe
    Amount Per Serving (1 thigh)
    Calories 215 Calories from Fat 148
    % Daily Value*
    Fat 16.4g25%
    Saturated Fat 8.6g54%
    Cholesterol 59mg20%
    Sodium 807mg35%
    Potassium 9mg0%
    Carbohydrates 11.9g4%
    Fiber 0.1g0%
    Sugar 9.8g11%
    Protein 9g18%
    Calcium 23mg2%
    Iron 1mg6%
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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    Chelf is a coffee-addict chef with a degree in personal nutrition, food biochemistry and social media marketing. Based in Greece, she left her heart in England where she had the best tomato soup ever. You'll find her in her "kitchen factory" where she cooks up delicious treats while listening to heavy metal tunes.

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