Roasted Balsamic Chicken with Baby Tomatoes


I love this recipe. It's great paired with salad and/or brown basmati rice. So Paleo. So delicious!

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
40 mins
Additional Time:
4 hrs
Total Time:
4 hrs 50 mins
4 chicken breasts


  • ½ cup balsamic vinegar

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard, or more to taste

  • 1 clove garlic, or more to taste, minced

  • salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

  • 4 large skinless, boneless chicken breast halves

  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved

  • 1 lemon, zested and juiced


  1. Mix balsamic vinegar, olive oil, mustard, and garlic together in an oven-safe baking dish; season with salt and pepper. Place the chicken breasts in the vinegar mixture.

  2. Marinate chicken in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours.

  3. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

  4. Roast chicken in the preheated oven for about 30 minutes. Add tomatoes to the baking dish and continue cooking until the chicken is no longer pink in the center and the juices run clear, about 10 minutes more. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C).

  5. Sprinkle lemon zest and drizzle lemon juice over the chicken.

Cook's Note:

I prepare and marinate frozen chicken in cookware the evening before and refrigerate overnight for quick cook-up next day.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

323 Calories
9g Fat
10g Carbs
48g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 323
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g 12%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 129mg 43%
Sodium 260mg 11%
Total Carbohydrate 10g 4%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 48g
Vitamin C 18mg 91%
Calcium 38mg 3%
Iron 2mg 12%
Potassium 591mg 13%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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