White Balsamic Glazed Chicken Breasts


If you’re a follower of my blog you know I had food poisoning over the holidays.  Unfortunately it’s stayed with me and my stomach just isn’t back to normal, hence, the reason for my lack of posts.  I just haven’t been up to cooking much.  Toast, soups and bland foods have been what appeal to me most, nothing thrilling that I felt was blog worthy.

However, I did decide to make White Balsamic Chicken Breasts, a Canyon Ranch dish that boasts great flavor. I knew this would work well with my unsettled stomach pairing it with Soft Corn Polenta and steamed asparagus.  Perfect for company and an upset tummy!

To top it off my husband and I were suppose to go out of town this past weekend where it would be sunny and warm. He came down with the flu, so we cancelled the trip, and both spent the weekend in trying to recover.  We rarely get sick so I’m hopeful the rest of 2013 will be better.

If you’re looking for a nice simple dish that’s sure to please your family and guests I recommend Balsamic Glazed Chicken Breasts. Here’s the recipe……

Balsamic Glazed Chicken Breasts


Ingredients for Glaze:

  • 3 tablespoons white balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1/4 cup chicken stock (low sodium)

Chicken breasts:

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher or sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
  • 1/2 cup flour


  1. Glaze: Mix together the vinegar, honey, and chicken stock in a small bowl. Set aside.
  2. Chicken: Pound each chicken breast with a meat mallet until it's 1/4 inch thick. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Spread the flour on a small plate. Dredge the chicken in the flour.
  4. Lightly coat a large saute' pan with non-stick spray. Sear the chicken breasts on each side over medium-high heat.
  5. Deglaze the pan with the glaze. Reduce the heat to medium-low and cover. Continue to cook the chicken until the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees F, approximately 5 minutes.
  6. Place individual servings on a plate and spoon additional glaze over the chicken. Serve with creamy polenta, mashed potatoes, mashed butternut squash, etc., and a vegetable.



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  1. The chicken looks amazing – so sorry you and your husband are not feeling too good – stay warm and be well!
    Mary xx

    • Thanks Mary, the chicken is delicious and hopefully we will all be feeling 100% soon. My hubby went to sleep at 6:00 this evening. He dragged himself to work today even though I told him he should stay home. Came home had some soup I made and went to bed.

  2. Oh, my gosh, I’m so sorry you’re still not 100%, Vicki! This chicken sounds simple and delightful, though…glad you’re slowly able to cook. Take good care, my friend.

    • I know it’s crazy how long this has lasted. Funny thing, the restaurant offered to give me a free meal. I didn’t think this would last so long. That said the chicken is quite tasty. A nice meal on a winters night.

  3. Hi Vicki, awesome chicken dish. It look so mouthwatering. Thanks for sharing this simple yet delicious recipe.

    Sorry to hear that your stomach still not fully recover and your other half down with flu.
    Food poisoning can be quite complicated, as long as the bacterial is not clear from your stomach, you’ll have tummy upset and bloated kind of feeling.

    May I suggest you take yogurt with live cultures. Probiotics are live microorganism that are beneficial for your body. Drink plenty of warm water. Go for low fat, less sugar yogurt if you’re buying from supermarket.

    Reduce sugar and caffeine intake temporary as it can irritate your stomach further.
    Avoid dairy products temporary until you are sure that your body had return to normal.

    Charcoal pills by Merck is also a good source for speedy recover if you’re having food poisoning.

    Wishing both of you speedy recovery. Have a nice week ahead. With hugs.

    • Amelia I had some Fage Greek yogurt this morning 0% to see if the probiotics would help. Oddly enough my stomach feels better when I have a few Hershey Kisses. How odd is that.

      I’ve never heard of charcoal pills but will look those up online. May have to purchase some if it sounds like they will do the trick. Thanks for the advice.

    • Hi Vicki, the charcoal pill is also call ultracarbon. It work wonders for indigestion, purging, food poisoning, tummy upset. Buy a box to keep at home for emergency. Take 2 tablets each time when necessary. You can get this from Pharmacy.

      If you feel better with Hershey kisses then just go ahead, no harm cos sometimes certain food can work like magic too. Same time you take yogurt as well.
      I was coughing for 2 weeks and try all medicine but it didn’t work. In the end I drank warm coke 2 times, immediately I stop coughing. LOL

      For flu you can make this for your spouse, very effective.
      You may need to experiment with the amounts to get the taste that suits you.

      1/ Put some water to boil.
      2/ Meanwhile, grate a one-inch piece of fresh ginger root.
      3/ Get a 1 quart thermos or a warmer.
      4/ Put the ginger in the thermos.
      5/ Add 4 tablespoons of fresh lemon juice.
      6/ Stir in about three tablespoons of honey or to your taste.
      7/ When water boiled, pour it in the thermos.
      8/ Cover it up and let it sit for 20 minutes.
      9/ Strain into a teacup and drink warm. You can put in thermos and let him bring to work. Just sip the lemon juice in between his work.

      Take care, best regards.

    • I have also not heard of charcoal pill and after suffering from a real bad stomach I am interested in finding an easy to pop pill.

  4. Vicki, wow what a time you’ve had with this. Hope it’s behind you very soon! Love your chicken, it sounds like a delicious dinner!

  5. Wow,
    Your chicken looks moist and delicious!

  6. It seems everyone is sick and its time to eat healthy. Hope you are feeling better.
    This chicken recipe sounds delicious!White balsamic vinegar is my all time favorite in cooking.

  7. Hope you feel much better soon my friend! This chicken looks like a wonderful comfort food 🙂

    Choc Chip Uru

  8. First of all, thank you for teaching me something new again as I have used balsamic in various grades for a long time, but had not realized there was a white balsamic! Delightful homework!! You probably realize by now I have medical and natural therapies qualifications. Entirely agree with what Amelia has said. And charcoal tabs always have been and will continue to be the best disinfectant/calmant in any gastric problems. I always used them in Europe before the days of woop-woop and could not imagine my medicine cupboard without now. That said: give it another fortnight and then see your sawbones: he just might like to see the results of a gastroscopy kind’of just to be absolutely sure . . . .

  9. Not a good way to roll into 2013 – food poisoning and the flu! Well, maybe you’re just getting it all out at the beginning and the rest of the year will be great! This chicken looks like the perfect meal for both of you and for me anything. Love the glaze!

  10. These look so wonderfully juicy. I’m glad you’re on the mend. Food poisoning is just the worse. It definitely takes awhile to recover from.

  11. Sorry to hear you’re still not 100%. Hope you’re back to normal soon. I’ve never had white balsamic vinegar! So now of course I have to try it. 😉 Quite a nice looking recipe – thanks for this.

  12. I’m sorry to hear that you are still not feeling well. It’s been 2 weeks since I got sick too and still haven’t got rid of coughs. Really hard to focus on anything when you are not well. Take good care! Hmmm love the balsamic glazed chicken. Very simple but flavorful too.

  13. The chicken looks fantastic and easy to prepare.
    Hope you are getting well soon,my son had food poisoning not so long ago and it’s a process that takes a lot of patience until complete healing.

  14. I’m so sorry that you’re still feeling funky from the food poisoning, Vicki! Such a shame that your husband came down with the flu also 🙁 The flu is all over the news recently and so many people are landing in the hospital it’s probably a good thing you both stayed home to rest.

    I would love these delicious chicken breasts. The white balsamic glaze sounds delicious!

  15. The chicken looks flavoursome and delish. Have to try your white balsamic glaze, which must have given extra flavours to the chicken breast.
    I hope you feel better soon.

  16. Hershey Kisses… I second that along with a real Coke. Not the diet stuff. I keep it around for upset stomachs. Good recipe by the way.

  17. Sorry about your food poisoning. Hope you’re feeling better by now. This balsamic glazed chicken looks divine! I’m sure it’ll bring back much appetite! 🙂 I gotta give this a try soon.

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