Creamy Balsamic and Herb Chicken

Another week, another new chicken recipe.   I fear we may sprout feathers soon, but still, I keep finding great new ways to serve it up.    I picked up heavy cream and then completely forgot why, so I went in search of recipes that used it in my MasterCook files.   I found this recipe from Mother Thyme, and I knew it would be a gamble.   Jake doesn't like herbs or sauce.   Worst case, I figured I'd hold some of the chicken aside and he could have that.   I was shocked when he not only finished his chicken, he asked for more of the sauce to be spooned over his orzo.

I increased the sauce ratio slightly to have plenty for the pasta.   When it wasn't thickening like I wanted, I removed about a quarter cup, whisked in a heaping teaspoon of cornstarch and added it back to the pan.   Perfect!

Thanks so much to Jennifer at Mother Thyme for this fantastic recipe!

* Exported from MasterCook *

                     Creamy Balsamic and Herb Chicken

  1 package thin sliced chicken breasts
  1/4 cup flour
1 teaspoon  salt
  1t  fresh cracked black pepper
     1/2      teaspoon  garlic powder
  2        tablespoons  olive oil
  2        tablespoons  butter
  1                cup  chicken broth
  1 1/2                cup  heavy whipping cream
  6          teaspoons  balsamic vinegar
  1           teaspoon dried basil
  1           teaspoon dried thyme
  1           teaspoon dried rosemary

Combine flour, salt, pepper and garlic powder in a shallow dish.    Dredge chicken and set aside.

Heat oil and butter over medium high heat.  Brown chicken on both sides and cook through.   Remove to a clean platter and keep warm.

Deglaze pan with chicken stock.   Add heavy cream, balsamic, basil, thyme and rosemary.    When sauce is warm, remove approximately 1/4c and whisk in a heaping teaspoon of cornstarch.  Return to pan, whisking to incorporate.   Bring to a low boil, then reduce to a simmer.   Sauce continues to thicken when removed from the heat, so take it off a little before your desired consistency.   Spoon sauce over chicken.   


Linked up at The Country Cook Weekend Potluck #166


  1. This looks and sounds delicious!

  2. Thank you so much Linda! My son is super picky so it's always awesome to find a winner like this one :)


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