Pan Roasted Chicken with Balsamic Tomatoes

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Only one more day of work for many of you, well at least those celebrating 4th of July.  I was excited until I found out my husband has to work his call shift this Friday. That means I won’t be seeing him till Saturday :/. That aside, I’ll still look forward to the fireworks, and of course, the precious weekend.

Today I tried a new recipe I came across while searching for chicken breasts recipes.  It’s call Chicken with Herb-Roasted Tomatoes from bon appetit.  It seemed like a good main dish to go with the Brussels sprouts I was making, and I had most of the ingredients so I figured why not?  I substituted for Balsamic Vinegar instead Red Wine Vinegar because I think balsamic pairs well with tomatoes, and I know I’m not the first who thinks this.  Ok, I don’t want to hype up this dish too much, but I’ll just say this won’t be the last time I make this dish.

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Chicken with Balsamic Tomatoes adapted from bon appetit

3 skinless boneless chicken breasts

1-2 cups cherry tomatoes

Half a red onion, sliced (about 1 cup)

3 cloves garlic, minced (about 1 Tbs)

2 Tbs balsamic vinegar

1 Tbs Worcestershire sauce

1 Tbs mixture dry herbs (oregano, thyme, basil, parsley..etc) or use Italian Herb Seasoning like me

salt pepper

olive oil

Fresh chopped parsley or basil for garnish.

  • Preheat oven to 425
  • Mix balsamic vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, and herbs in a small bowl
  • Season chicken with olive oil salt and pepper
  • In a oven proof skillet on medium high heat coat the bottom of pan with oil.
  • Once oil is hot, brown chicken on both sides about 3-5 minutes per side.
  • Transfer pan to oven for about 7-10 minutes until cooked through.
  • Remove chicken to platter and place pan back on stove.
  • On medium heat, add onions and garlic and sauté until soft about 5 minutes.
  • Add tomatoes and sauté until soft about 5 minutes.
  • Use back of spatula to lightly smash the tomatoes if necessary. (Careful for splatter)
  • Add herbs, balsamic vinegar, and Worcestershire sauce mixture and stir until thick about 1 minute.
  • Pour over chicken.
  • Garnish with fresh chopped parsley.

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Happy early 4th of July! Have a fun and safe one!

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