Creamy Balsamic and Herb Chicken (+ Giveaway from Tyson Fresh Chicken)


What’s for dinner tonight?  Try this easy and delicious Creamy Balsamic and Herb Chicken the entire family will love!
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As a busy mom my dinner menu usually consists of quick and easy family dinners.  It is important to me to have dinner ready when Mr. Mother Thyme comes home from work so we can spend some quality family time together gathered around the kitchen table.

Chicken is one of our family favorites.  It is on our weekly dinner menu several nights a week.  I also like to cook a few chicken breasts each week to have on hand.  It’s great to toss in salads or to whip up a tasty chicken salad for lunch.

Whether you grill, bake, roast or fry chicken, there are so many ways to cook a tasty chicken dinner.  No wonder why it’s a favorite for so many people.  Some of my favorite chicken dinners are made right in a skillet for a delicious meal ready in about 30 minutes for a quick and easy meal the entire family will love.

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When it comes to choosing chicken, Tyson® Fresh Chicken is a brand I can trust.  It is the next best thing to being fresh from the farm.  It is all natural* with no added hormones or steroids**.  Tyson Fresh Chicken has a heritage of producing chicken, raised for over 75 years by family farmers.  Tyson Fresh Chicken helps making meal planning easy.  I love that each piece is hand-trimmed for convenience to save time and effort.

“Bringing Families Together™”

Tyson Chicken is a brand that is wholesome and family-friendly.  Tyson Foods is a company made up of real people – moms and dads, husbands and wives, neighbors and friends.  Every day they strive to make good food they feel good about serving their families and consumers can feel good about serving to their own.

One of my recent favorite meals I created is Creamy Balsamic and Herb Chicken.  Chicken breasts lightly dredged in flour then cooked in a skillet with olive oil and butter.  A simple sauce is made using just chicken broth, heavy whipping cream, balsamic and herbs.  The chicken is placed back in the yummy sauce and simmered for about 10 minutes.  The result is a delicious meal ready in no time.  It is perfect served with rice and your favorite veggie.

Be sure to visit PickTysonFresh.com for more tasty recipes.

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Creamy Balsamic and Herb Chicken

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

Creamy Balsamic and Herb Chicken

Ingredients

  • 4 Tyson® Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts (6 ounces each)
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Pinch of fresh black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 4 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon freshly chopped basil
  • 1 teaspoon freshly chopped thyme
  • 1 teaspoon freshly chopped rosemary

Instructions

  1. Place chicken breasts on wax paper. Top with another sheet of wax paper, and using a mallet flatten chicken to about 1/4 inch thick.
  2. Add flour, salt, pepper and garlic powder to a large resealable bag. Add chicken and toss to coat. Alternatively, you can add flour, salt, pepper and garlic powder to a shallow bowl and dredge chicken.
  3. In a large skillet heat butter and oil until butter is melted over medium-high heat.
  4. Add chicken and cook about 5 minutes per side.
  5. Remove chicken and set aside.
  6. Add chicken broth to skillet to deglaze pan.
  7. Stir in heavy cream, balsamic vinegar and herbs and bring to a low boil.
  8. Add chicken back to skillet and turn to coat. Cook for another 5 minutes.
  9. Reduce heat to a simmer and cook for another 5 minutes until sauce thickens slightly. Note, sauce will thicken upon standing.
  10. Place chicken on serving platter. Pour sauce over chicken and serve.

Note: Chicken must be cooked to an internal temperature of 170 degrees for boneless products and 180 degrees for bone in chicken products.

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Comments

  1. Cheryl S says

    I admit I haven’t tried this recipe yet, but a friend gave it to me today, and I’m going to make it tomorrow. May turn out to be a favorite; I know it is one of hers!

    4 Tyson boneless chicken breasts
    1 can/bottle beer
    1 stick butter
    1 package dry onion soup mix

    Place all ingredients in the crock pot and cook on low for 6-7 hours. Serve over rice or mashed potatoes.

    • George says

      Chicken with pasta and sauce????? I don’t know about you, but I have never seen a chicken recipe with a CREAMY BALSAMIC sauce. I’ll bet it tastes a lot better then spaghetti and RAGU. Bah, HUMBUG, Mr. Scrooge

  2. Nicole says

    My favorite chicken recipe using Tyson Fresh chicken is making basil and garlic grilled chicken on the grill for a awesome salad.

  3. Amber Tinsley says

    I love making homemade chicken nuggets for my kiddo, and boy oh boy he can put them away. I think his favorite ones so far are the honey bbq and.cheddar nuggets I’ve made. It’s been fun experimenting with flavors.

  4. Sandy Headtke says

    I use the chicken tenders to make chicken sandwiches eith jack cheese, lettuce and tomatoes on a wheat bun. Your recipe looks like something you could serve company. Need to try it

  5. Cheryl W says

    My favorite quick chicken meal to make for my kids is Crunchy Cheez it Chicken. Thank you for the opportunity to enter.

  6. Kayla says

    Chicken is the main (almost only) meat that I cook with so I have lots of favorites! Right now I would have to say either white chicken chili or homemade baked chicken nuggets.

  7. Cheryl says

    We have so many favorites, from sandwiches to cacciatore. We do a lot of chicken — have a package ready for tonight — mesquite flavoring.

  8. Anne says

    One of my favorite recipes using boneless chicken (and yes, Tyson’s are great for this) is homemade chicken nuggets, which I make by cutting the chicken into chunks, coating them with seasoned bread crumbs and parmesan, and baking them. Easy and good!

  9. Birdiebee says

    I love to make chick shish kabob using oil, soy sauce and vinegar as a marinade. Then I grill the chicken which is so delish.

  10. Angel Jacklyn says

    I’M LIKE YOU, I PREFER CHICKEN & RICE— OR SOME KIND OF STIR FRY! THANKS FOR THE CHANCE TO WIN! HAVE A BABY ON THE WAY SO WISH ME LUCK! =) =) =)

  11. LAMusing says

    Honestly I love BBQ chicken the most! I also make Chicken with fresh figs (when they are in season) and lemons.

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