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The Easiest One Pan Balsamic Chicken And Veggies

This One Pan Balsamic Chicken and Veggies recipe features tender chicken, crisp green beans, and juicy tomatoes all covered with a tangy-sweet balsamic sauce. It’s incredibly flavorful and so easy to make!

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I found this delicious recipe for balsamic chicken and veggies years ago when I was on a low-carb diet.

It’s so flavorful and light I almost didn’t miss eating any carbs with it.

Almost.

This dinner is best served over white rice so it can soak up all of the delicious tangy-sweet sauce.

And the leftovers taste even better the next day after the chicken and veggies have had time to soak up all of the balsamic flavors.

This recipe was adapted from Cooking Classy’s One Pan Balsamic Chicken and Veggies recipe.

Step-by-Step Instructions

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WHISK together 1/2 cup Italian salad dressing, 3 tablespoons of balsamic vinegar, 1 1/2 tablespoons of honey, and 1/8 teaspoon of red pepper flakes in a glass measuring cup.

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CUT 2 1/2 pounds of chicken breasts (or about 2 1/2 pieces) into even-sized cubes.

HEAT 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a skillet or large frying pan over medium-high heat. Place chicken evenly in skillet and season with salt and pepper.

COOK the chicken for about 10 minutes, rotating once after 5 minutes, until chicken has cooked through.

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ADD half the dressing mixture to skillet and rotate chicken to evenly coat.

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TRANSFER the chicken to a large plate or a serving platter using a slotted spoon to leave most of the sauce in the skillet.

ADD 1 (10.8 ounce) bag of frozen green beans and 1 cup halved grape tomatoes to the skillet and cook, stirring frequently, until green beans are no longer frozen and still bright green, about 4-5 minutes. TRANSFER veggies to plate or platter with chicken.

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ADD remaining dressing mixture to skillet and cook, stirring constantly, until thickened, about 1 minute.

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DRIZZLE the dressing mixture over the platter of chicken and veggies.

SERVE with cooked rice.

FAQs

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What does balsamic taste like?

Balsamic vinegar tastes like a mellow tart vinegar rather than a strong acid vinegar, like traditional white vinegar.

Balsamic vinegar has an underlying sweetness with notes of fig, molasses, cherry, chocolate, or prune. The sweet flavors are especially prominent when balsamic is cooked down or reduced.

Traditional balsamic should pick up the flavors of the wood it matured in, and may have a slight smokiness.

Does balsamic vinegar need to be refrigerated?

The short answer is no.

Vinegar is self-preserving because of it’s acidic nature so it does not expire and does not need to be refrigerated.

It should be stored in a cool, dry place out of direct sunlight for best results.

If you’re using balsamic vinegar in a dressing that you plan to serve cold, just pop the amount the recipe calls for in the fridge about an hour before you need to prepare the dish and your vinegar will be nice and chilled.

Can I cook raw chicken with vegetables?

Yes, although the vegetables may cook faster than the chicken which could lead to soggy veggies.

If you want to maintain the crispness of the vegetables, make sure you cook the chicken fully, or at least halfway, before adding the vegetables so they don’t become overcooked in the process.

In this recipe, you’ll cook the chicken through before cooking the vegetables.

Recipe Tips and Substitutions

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The original recipe calls for chicken tenderloins which you could definitely use instead of chicken breasts.

If you’d like more sauce, try increasing the amount of Italian salad dressing you use and then adjust the other sauce ingredients to taste. There’s no right or wrong way to make the sauce.

If you’d like the sauce to be sweeter, add more honey. If you’d like a tangier sauce, add more balsamic vinegar.

Try one of these honey substitutes if you don’t have any on hand.

You can also add 1 1/2 cups of matchstick carrots to this recipe or swap out the green beans for asparagus.

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One Pan Balsamic Chicken and Veggies

Yield: 6 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

This One Pan Balsamic Chicken and Veggies recipe features tender chicken, crisp green beans, and juicy tomatoes all covered with a tangy-sweet balsamic sauce. It's incredibly flavorful and so easy to make!

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup Italian salad dressing
  • 3 Tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1½ Tablespoons honey
  • 1/8 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 2½ pounds chicken breasts (about 2½ pieces)
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 (10.8 ounce) bag frozen green beans
  • 1 cup grape tomatoes, halved

Instructions

    1. Whisk together Italian salad dressing, balsamic vinegar, honey, and red pepper flakes in a glass measuring cup.
    2. Cut chicken breasts into even-sized cubes.
    3. Heat olive oil in a skillet or large frying pan over medium-high heat. Place chicken evenly in skillet and season with salt and pepper.
    4. Cook the chicken for about 10 minutes, rotating once after 5 minutes, until chicken has cooked through.
    5. Add half the dressing mixture to skillet and rotate chicken to evenly coat.
    6. Transfer the chicken to a large plate or a serving platter using a slotted spoon to leave most of the sauce in the skillet.
    7. Add frozen green beans and grape tomatoes to the skillet and cook, stirring frequently, until green beans are no longer frozen and still bright green, about 4-5 minutes. Transfer veggies to plate or platter with chicken.
    8. Add remaining dressing mixture to skillet and cook, stirring constantly, until thickened, about 1 minute.
    9. Drizzle the dressing mixture over the platter of chicken and veggies.
    10. Serve with cooked rice.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 300Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 161mgSodium: 387mgCarbohydrates: 11gFiber: 1gSugar: 9gProtein: 59g
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