Easy dinner recipes are my speciality, and this simple one-pan chicken dinner is beyond easy and quick to make, and bursting with fresh flavors! Perfectly browned honey-balsamic chicken breasts cook together with fresh cherry tomatoes. It’s an everyday dinner recipe that will wow you!
I am absolutely in love with this recipe. Easy, everyday ingredients, transformed into delicious and tasty food. It’s what I live for.
It’s basically just chicken with cherry tomatoes, a winning combo if you ask me. Throw on some fresh herbs and everyday spices? Sold.
People are always looking for chicken breast recipes for dinner and now you don’t have to look any further!
What’s the best salt to use for cooking?
The Home Cook’s Guide to Salt
Learn about the basics of salt, plus the best salt for cooking (hint: it’s Kosher salt!) with this easy-to-understand guide to salt for home cooks.
Ingredients for Honey Balsamic Chicken
- Boneless skinless chicken breasts – lean and easy to cook
- Spices – salt, lemon pepper (or regular pepper), garlic powder, onion powder paprika – I love this combination of spices. It adds so much flavor to the dish.
- Olive oil – you can also use avocado oil or ghee
- Rice wine vinegar – adds a nice tangy flavor
- Balsamic vinegar – a little but of sweetness
- Dijon mustard – adds a peppery kick
- Honey – mellows out the spicy mustard
- Cherry tomatoes – a great pop of color and flavor
- Fresh herbs – chives, parsley and basil – brightens up the dish with freshness
Balsamic Marinade for Chicken
If you’re looking for a good balsamic marinade for chicken, it doesn’t get any easier than these three ingredients.
- Balsamic Vinegar
- Dijon Mustard
It’s sweet, tangy and the perfect balance of flavors with a pop of freshness from the tomatoes and herbs.
If you’re feeling inspired and want more, check out these easy chicken dinner suggestions including Grilled Balsamic Chicken Breasts and a Sheet Pan Chicken Dinner with Potatoes. to help spice up your weeknights!
Best pan for cooking chicken?
I love to use stainless steel for most of my cooking, but an equal contender is a cast iron skillet. They’re great for high heat cooking and do a great job of cooking food evenly. Cast iron can also go from stove top to oven just like this recipe. They’re inexpensive and last a lifetime if you know how to take care of it!
Do yourself, your body, and your tastebuds a favor. Try this dish. It’s quick, easy, and packed with bursting flavor. Literally, the tomatoes burst in your mouth!Print
With nothing more than chicken, spices, some fresh cherry tomatoes and fresh herbs this easy, everyday recipe will wow you!
- 1 ½ pounds boneless (skinless chicken breasts (3–4 breasts depending on the size))
- ¾ tablespoon kosher salt
- ½ teaspoon lemon pepper
- ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
- ¼ teaspoon onion powder
- ½ teaspoon paprika
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- ⅓ cup rice wine vinegar
- ¼ cup balsamic vinegar
- 2 tablespoons dijon mustard
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1 pint cherry tomatoes
- Chopped fresh herbs (about ⅓ cup ( I used chives, parsley, & basil))
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Using paper towels, pat the chicken dry. In a small bowl whisk together the salt, lemon pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, and paprika. Sprinkle mixture evenly over chicken on both sides.
- Heat a large pan over medium/high heat. Add olive oil and cook chicken for 4-5 minutes on each side, until nicely browned. Add the rice wine vinegar to the pan. This will help to deglaze the pan. Cook for 1-2 minutes until most of the vinegar has cooked down. Then turn off heat.
- Stir together the balsamic, dijon, and honey. Pour over chicken and make sure chicken is well coated with this mixture. Cover pan and place in the preheated oven. Cook for 15 minutes. Remove pan and add the tomatoes. Cover and place back in the oven for 5 more minutes, until tomatoes are heated through and start to burst! Remove, sprinkle with fresh herbs and serve!