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Chicken & Balsamic Tomato

This delicious Chicken & Balsamic Tomato is a mouth-watering dish that combines tender and juicy chicken breasts with flavorful tomatoes that have been cooked with balsamic vinegar.

A white plate with chicken breast topped with balsamic tomatoes.

I’ve been making this dish for years and it’s one of our favorites to eat on a weeknight for a quick and healthy meal. I often think of this being a dish I would serve to guests since it’s easy to prepare but yet it feels a little gourmet.

What you’ll love about this recipe:

This Chicken & Balsamic Tomato dish is comforting, luxurious, full of bold flavor, and made even better when soaked up by the bread. 

A white plate with chicken breast topped with balsamic tomatoes.

How To Make Chicken & Balsamic Tomato

To prepare it, I start with seasoning the chicken breasts with salt and pepper and then seared until golden brown on both sides. The balsamic tomatoes are made by cooking diced tomatoes with balsamic vinegar, shallots, garlic, and olive oil until they are soft and fragrant.

Once the chicken is fully cooked, it is served with a generous spoonful of the balsamic tomato mixture on top. The combination of the tender chicken and the tangy-sweet flavor of the balsamic tomatoes is simply irresistible.

To finish it up, I garnish it with fresh basil for added freshness and flavor. It can be served with a side of brown rice, crusty bread, and roasted asparagus to make a complete and satisfying meal.

A white plate with chicken breast topped with balsamic tomatoes.


I really doubt you’ll have leftovers but just in case:

  • Fridge: Let cool then store in a sealed container for up to 3 days.
  • Reheating: Resurrect with a splash of water, and microwave for 2 to 3 minutes or until fully warm.

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A white plate with chicken breast topped with balsamic tomatoes.

Chicken & Balsamic Tomato

This delicious Chicken in Balsamic Tomatoes combines juicy chicken breasts with flavorful tomatoes in a balsamic reduction sauce.
5 from 8 votes
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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 300kcal
Author: Ana Frias


  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves, - about 6 oz each
  • kosher/sea salt & black pepper
  • 2 Tablespoon extra virgin olive oil, - or more if needed
  • 1 large shallot or ¼ of a medium red onion, - finely chopped
  • 2 large garlic cloves - minced
  • 2 cups cherry or grape tomatoes
  • ½ cup balsamic vinegar
  • ½ cup packed fresh basil leaves, - chopped


  • Place chicken breasts between two sheets of wax paper on a solid level surface. Firmly pound chicken with the smooth side of a meat mallet to a thickness of ½-inch. (If you don't have a meat mallet, you can slice the chicken to make thin fillets).
  • Season chicken thoroughly with salt & pepper.
  • In a large nonstick skillet, heat the olive oil to medium-high heat.
  • Add the chicken and reduce heat to medium.
  • Cook, turning once until nicely browned and opaque throughout, about 4-5 minutes per side.
  • Transfer chicken to a plate and cover with foil to keep warm.
  • If there is no oil left on the pan, add one tablespoon of olive oil.
  • Add the shallots and garlic and cook, stirring often until softened. a bout 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Add the tomatoes and vinegar. Saute stirring often for 2 minutes. Return the chicken to the pan and cook until the tomatoes begin to soften and split. About 2 more minutes.
  • Add the basil and salt & pepper to taste.
  • Serve warm with crusty bread for dipping in the balsamic reduction.

Private Notes


Serving: 16 oz chicken breast | Calories: 300kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 39g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 124mg | Sodium: 86mg | Potassium: 691mg


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  1. 5 stars
    The chicken was tender and flavorful, and the balsamic tomato sauce added a nice tangy kick. It’s definitely a must-try!

  2. 5 stars
    I grabbed an extra box of tomatoes and the store to try this recipe yesterday. wow! such rich flavors and the balsamic was such a great touch. Delicious!

  3. 5 stars
    So delicious, bright, sunny flavors and a breeze to make too! I’ve already been asked to make it again next week, we loved it! Thank you!

  4. 5 stars
    Enjoyed this for dinner last night and it was a savory success! Easy, hearty and healthy; definitely, a new favorite recipe!