Fresh basil is essential to get that fresh burst of flavor with a hint of sweet and sour in this dish. The ingredients are all on hand when my herb garden is in season! Add a salad and a favorite vegetable for a quick weeknight meal.

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Ingredients

2
Original recipe yields 2 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Heat olive oil in a nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Season chicken with salt and pepper. Cook and stir chicken in the hot oil until chicken is no longer pink in the center, about 3 to 5 minutes. Stir basil, honey, and balsamic vinegar into chicken and cook for 1 more minute.

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Cook's Note:

Any cut of chicken will work with this method; just adjust the cooking time accordingly.

Nutrition Facts

157 calories; 6.8 g total fat; 48 mg cholesterol; 334 mg sodium. 5.3 g carbohydrates; 17.8 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
07/07/2014
There are quite a few recipes like this circulating the web but this one was less complicated involving less steps. Man was it good. I seasoned the chicken with some garlic salt as well as the salt and pepper and cooked it in a combination of olive oil and butter for a little extra flavor. One and a half teaspoons each of honey and balsamic vinegar seemed a little skimpy so I increased that to one tablespoon each and it was just the right amount. I combined the two before I added it to the chicken and it blended in easily. I try to limit my carbs so I served this with fresh green beans and sliced tomatoes but frankly this would have been even better with some hot cooked rice. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
08/07/2014
Lucky's Quickie Chickie Haiku: "Needed way more sauce. Barely covered the chicken. (Didn't change a thing.)" A nice and flavorful chicken but would've greatly benefited from doubling or tripling the honey and balsamic vinegar. I loved the basil and the simple and quick instructions but wouldn't make again without heavily increasing (or marinating with) the sauce. Read More
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  • 4 star values: 52
  • 3 star values: 21
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
07/07/2014
There are quite a few recipes like this circulating the web but this one was less complicated involving less steps. Man was it good. I seasoned the chicken with some garlic salt as well as the salt and pepper and cooked it in a combination of olive oil and butter for a little extra flavor. One and a half teaspoons each of honey and balsamic vinegar seemed a little skimpy so I increased that to one tablespoon each and it was just the right amount. I combined the two before I added it to the chicken and it blended in easily. I try to limit my carbs so I served this with fresh green beans and sliced tomatoes but frankly this would have been even better with some hot cooked rice. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/07/2014
There are quite a few recipes like this circulating the web but this one was less complicated involving less steps. Man was it good. I seasoned the chicken with some garlic salt as well as the salt and pepper and cooked it in a combination of olive oil and butter for a little extra flavor. One and a half teaspoons each of honey and balsamic vinegar seemed a little skimpy so I increased that to one tablespoon each and it was just the right amount. I combined the two before I added it to the chicken and it blended in easily. I try to limit my carbs so I served this with fresh green beans and sliced tomatoes but frankly this would have been even better with some hot cooked rice. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/13/2014
The first time I followed the recipe without any kind of alteration. Whereas we liked it OK we felt there was room for improvement. First there was not enough sauce to suit my husband. I started by sautéing a couple of cloves of finely minced garlic after cooking the chicken (removed chicken to a plate and kept warm while making the sauce.) I then reduced 1/4 cup dry white wine by half and added 2 Tb of chicken stock along with the doubled balsamic and honey. This rounded out the flavor perfectly to suit our palates. Simmered the sauce for a few minutes until it started to get a little syrupy. Added the chicken back in and folded it gently into the sauce for 2 minutes to rewarm the meat. Sprinkled liberally with a chiffonnade of fresh basil at the last minute. Served it over rice cooked in chicken stock and it was a fabulous summer dinner. Although those steps added to the prep time it was still pretty quick to throw together. The flavor advancement made the few extra minutes seem like a good trade-off. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/16/2014
I'm amazed that such a quick dish could be SO delicious! I couldn't stop eating this and ended up stuffed! I do have to say that this recipe would make 2 very skimpy servings. (6 ounces of tenderloins as called for in the recipe ended up being 2 tenderloins which in my opinion is enough for one person not two so make more!) The package of chicken I bought was enough to triple this recipe so I made the whole package and I'd say that made a good amount for 3 people. I will make this often! YUM! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
08/07/2014
Lucky's Quickie Chickie Haiku: "Needed way more sauce. Barely covered the chicken. (Didn't change a thing.)" A nice and flavorful chicken but would've greatly benefited from doubling or tripling the honey and balsamic vinegar. I loved the basil and the simple and quick instructions but wouldn't make again without heavily increasing (or marinating with) the sauce. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/04/2015
As a student it's quick and easy to make. And cheap! I've done it with pork as well which was also nice. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/19/2013
This raises the bar on a simple to make chicken dinner. I followed the recipe exactly including fresh basil which was so terrific in this dish with the honey and balsamic. 5 Stars for a simple and flavourful dish you can whip up in no time. Thanks Lucky...I think even the Picky will love this Quickie Chickie... Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/05/2014
A very tender tasty easy chicken meal that will go with just about anything we all loved it. There are not many chicken recipes that I don't previously marinate my chicken but this one doesn't need it. I had two boneless chicken breast I cut into tenders. I don't have a scale but knew they were more than 6oz. so I used a tablespoon ea. of the honey and balsamic vinegar. I did add some minced garlic too. I recommend this for anyone looking for a quick easy meal. I served with Ann's rice pilaf and Sauteed Zucchini (Frackfamily) both on AR. Thanks Lucky you got a real keeper here. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/04/2014
This is very good! I did double the seasonings. Thanks LN! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/19/2014
Dear friends please try Lucky's recipe. It is delicious! Yes quick and oh so tasty definitely weeknight and company worthy! I tripled the sauce so that we would have plenty to spoon over a favorite pasta grain and legume medley that we enjoy from World Market. I also added 6 ounces of sliced crimini mushrooms to the chicken while sauteeing. Fantastic summer meal too! Thank you Lucky Noodles! Read More
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