French Chicken in Vinegar Sauce

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 30 mins

A wonderful recipe for chicken featuring balsamic vinegar. What sets this apart from others is the surprise inclusion of that distinctly American condiment, catsup. Together these create a delicious sweet and sour combination. This Cooking Light inspired dish is just 4 points per serving. For Core followers, count 1/2 point per serving for the wine or substitute with additional broth.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Add 1 or 2 tablespoons of water to a large nonstick skillet and add onions.
  2. Cook the onions for 4 minutes until they begin to soften.
  3. Apply small amount of cooking spray and cook another minute or two until there is some browning and carmelization.
  4. Add chicken and sauté each side 3 minutes or until browned.
  5. Combine wine and remaining ingredients (wine through black pepper) in a medium bowl; stir well.
  6. Add wine mixture to chicken mixture and cover, reduce heat and simmer 15 minutes.
  7. Turn chicken over.
  8. If you like a thick sauce, remove cover and cook an additional 5 minutes.
  9. Otherwise return cover and simmer an additional 5 minutes.


Most Helpful

Terrific chicken! I used the s/b thighs. The sweetness from the ketchup balances the balsamic vinegar. Tarragon makes it even better! I completely forgot to add the 1/4 tsp of red pepper flakes, but it really is just finr without them. Thanx for a great new lowfat chicken recipe!

*Parsley* May 07, 2009

Absolutely delicious and so easy to make! I served this with Recipe #242319. If I were serving this with rice, pasta or mashed potatoes, I would definitely recommend doubling the sauce to pour over. Thank you for sharing this. My partner and I eat a lot of chicken, and having new and tasty ways to prepare it is appreciated!

Chef-Boy-I-Be Illinois August 06, 2008

This is my DH's rating. I wanted to give 3 stars. He said 3.5 isn't fair either, so here we are with 4! This is a super easy recipe, undoubtedly. And, as he said, it's is VERY tough to find chicken breast recipes that aren't boring. For me, it was just ordinary though. I think I expected more from the flavors. Having said that, it is so easy and you can definitely taste all the ingredients. I was surprised at the sweetness of the ketchup coming through. One change that I made was to cut the chicken into bite size pieces. Just a preference for us. Also loved the lack of butter/oil. Thank you for sharing.

MrsMM December 14, 2007

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