Balsamic Chicken Skillet with Mixed Berry Sauce

Sweet, savory, with a little kick. This marinade and sauce goes great with both chicken or pork, on the stove, in the oven, or on the grill.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
4 hrs 5 mins
Total Time:
4 hrs 30 mins
4 chicken breasts


  • 1 ½ cups mixed berries

  • ¼ cup balsamic vinegar

  • 2 tablespoons whiskey

  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard

  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice

  • 2 tablespoons honey

  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar

  • 1 tablespoon minced ginger

  • 1 tablespoon minced shallot

  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper

  • 4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves

  • 1 tablespoon oil


  1. Combine berries, vinegar, whiskey, mustard, lemon juice, honey, brown sugar, ginger, shallot, and cayenne pepper in a blender; blend until smooth.

  2. Place chicken in a resealable plastic bag. Add 1/2 of the berry marinade, squeeze out excess air, and seal the bag. Marinate in the refrigerator, 4 hours to overnight. Reserve the remaining berry sauce.

  3. Remove chicken from the refrigerator. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Place chicken in the hot skillet and brown on both sides, basting occasionally with the extra marinade. Cook until chicken is no longer pink and juices run clear, about 15 minutes; discard any remaining marinade. Remove from the heat, and let rest for 3 minutes.

  4. Meanwhile, pour the reserved berry sauce in a small saucepan and bring to a simmer over medium-low heat.

  5. Slice chicken into 1/2-inch thick slices and spoon warmed berry sauce over top.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

262 Calories
6g Fat
25g Carbs
23g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 262
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g 8%
Saturated Fat 1g 6%
Cholesterol 59mg 20%
Sodium 243mg 11%
Total Carbohydrate 25g 9%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Total Sugars 21g
Protein 23g
Vitamin C 38mg 190%
Calcium 32mg 2%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 283mg 6%

* 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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