One Pan Balsamic Chicken and Veggies

03.18.2018

I’m always on the lookout for new easy dinners to try, plus I always love a new healthy recipe. This One Pan Balsamic Chicken and Veggies couldn’t get any easier! This is a a 20 minute meal that is sure to please! The flavor is spot on delicious and it has just enough versatility going on to keep things interesting. And the flavor? With the word balsamic in the title you know it’s got to be good right? This balsamic chicken is so good! Who knew a dinner that was so easy could taste so incredible?

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This is a dinner or lunch I’m definitely adding to my rotation! I loved everything about it, the flavor, appearance, simple prep and of course the easy clean up! All around win with this one!

How To Make Balsamic Chicken

For this recipe look for thinner stalks of asparagus. Not only does it cook faster and more evenly with the carrots, but it tastes better (if the thicker ones are all they happen to have they will work okay too). Also, I recommend using the Kraft light dressing with this recipe because it has a thicker consistency than most italian dressings which will help the dressing coat the chicken and veggies better (and bonus it’s skinnier than the traditional oil heavy versions).

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One Pan Balsamic Chicken and Veggies

4.75 from 4 votes


Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 13 minutes
Total Time: 23 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 342 kcal

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup + 2 Tbsp Italian salad dressing (I recommend using Kraft light Italian it's the perfect consistency for this and it's what I used)
  • 3 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp honey
  • 1/8 tsp crushed red pepper flakes (more or less to taste)
  • 1 1/4 lbs chicken breast tenderloins
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 lb fresh asparagus , trimmed of tough ends, chopped into 2-inch pieces (look for thinner stalks. Green beans are another good option)
  • 1 1/2 cups matchstick carrots
  • 1 cup grape tomatoes , halved

Instructions

  1. In a mixing bowl whisk together salad dressing, balsamic vinegar, honey and red pepper flakes, set aside.
  2. Heat olive oil in a 12-inch skillet over medium-high heat. Season chicken with salt and pepper to taste, then place chicken evenly in skillet. Cook about 6 - 7 minutes, rotating once halfway through cooking, until chicken has cooked through (meanwhile, chop asparagus and tomatoes). Add half the dressing mixture to skillet and rotate chicken to evenly coat. Transfer chicken to a large plate or a serving platter while leaving sauce in skillet. Add asparagus and carrots to skillet, season with salt and pepper to taste and cook, stirring frequently, until crisp tender, about 4 minutes. Transfer veggies to plate or platter with chicken.
  3. Add remaining dressing mixture to skillet and cook, stirring constantly, until thickened, about 1 minute. Add tomatoes to chicken and veggies and drizzle dressing mixture in pan over top (or return chicken and veggies to pan and toss to coat).
  4. Recipe source: adapted from BHG
Nutrition Facts
One Pan Balsamic Chicken and Veggies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 342 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14g 22%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 90mg 30%
Sodium 351mg 15%
Potassium 1021mg 29%
Total Carbohydrates 20g 7%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 15g
Protein 33g 66%
Vitamin A 184.9%
Vitamin C 19.4%
Calcium 5.7%
Iron 18.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

158 comments

  • Shelby @ Go Eat and Repeat: I have had a ton of balsamic in my pantry for a few months now and haven’t had a use for it. I’m excited I can finally get rid of it when I make this! February 19, 2015 at 7:25pm Reply

    • Tiffany: If you ever end up with lots of balsamic vinegar and nothing to do with it again, try marinating chicken breasts in it then grilling them…It’s amazing! Makes the juiciest yummiest chicken EVER! It’s seriously my go to marinade for anything chicken related. April 23, 2015 at 4:28pm Reply

      • Amy: Just the balsamic by itself as the marinade? April 25, 2016 at 10:05pm Reply

  • Erin @ Miss Scrambled Egg: I’m always looking for quick and simple recipes on busy nights; this dish seems like the perfect solution to my “what should I make for dinner” woes. The chicken looks tender and flavorful. I love the use of color with the tomatoes and asparagus. February 19, 2015 at 7:07pm Reply

  • Diane: I’m usually not so prompt with trying new recipes, so matter how delicious they look in the photos. I saw this post yesterday evening and made a run to the grocery store last night so that I’d have all of the ingredients on hand for tonight’s dinner. I did, however, substitute fresh green beans for the asparagus.)

    This was absolutely fabulous! I think I may have been a bit heavy-handed with the red pepper flakes though, because hubby thought it was a bit too spicy (He has a wimpy palate.)

    I would not hesitate to serve this to dinner guests. It came together so quickly and easily, and was quite impressive-looking– just like your great photos! February 19, 2015 at 6:38pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: I’m so glad you liked it Diane! Thanks for leaving a review! I’ll have to try it with green beans next time, that sounds delicious too. February 19, 2015 at 9:52pm Reply

      • Julie: I made it with green beans as well (asparagus isn’t great around here right now). So, so good. February 20, 2015 at 3:44pm Reply

        • Jaclyn: I’m so glad you liked it Julie! I’ll have to add green beans as an option to the recipe, thanks for your feedback! February 20, 2015 at 4:37pm Reply

    • amy hipps: Oh that’s what i did. I love almost every veggie and fruit but Asparagus….. Guess it’s an acquired taste. The green beans however complimented the dish and my taste buds nicely. February 23, 2016 at 3:11am Reply

  • A Taste Of Madness: I love quick and easy dinners! This looks amazing! February 19, 2015 at 12:04pm Reply

  • Leslie: This is a really good looking dish. Yum those tomatoes look amazing! February 19, 2015 at 10:18am Reply

  • Aimee @ ShugarySweets: I love easy meals like this!! PINNED February 19, 2015 at 9:00am Reply

  • Oroma R. R.: This looks so yum, I’ve got most of the ingredients. I must try this soon! February 19, 2015 at 1:55am Reply

  • Lolalo: This looks really good plus quick and easy! I’m going to try this after I pick up skinny asparagus from the local farmer’s market on Monday! February 18, 2015 at 2:39pm Reply

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