Prep 3 mins
Cook 12 mins
This originally came from Weight Watchers, but I changed it from frying to broiling with much better (and healthier) results.
- 4 (4 ounce) boneless skinless chicken breast halves
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄4 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
- 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil or 2 teaspoons dried basil
- Preheat broiler and set rack six inches from heat.
- Sprinkle both sides of chicken with salt and pepper.
- Spray a broiler pan with cooking spray.
- Add chicken; broil 5 minutes or until lightly browned.
- Turn chicken over; broil an additional 6 minutes or until chicken is done through.
- Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, stir together vinegar, honey and basil and heat through.
- Remove chicken from broiler and place on serving plates, pour sauce over top.
3 Stars, I would prefer to do this in the pan, the chicken was on the dry side without any marination or coating during broiling, and at the end I had the broiler pan and the saucepan to clean, instead of just one pan. If everything would have been done in the pan, there would have been some chicken essence to contribute to the sauce. Made out of curiosity from Jess4Freedom's review for "I Recommend" tag.
I was just about to post this recipe and this one came up as nearly the same. It is a very good dish. I should try it broiled too, but I don't know if the pan sauce would be as good without the catch from the chicken. The original WW recipe is this one, plus 2 tbs olive oil. This is WW POINTS: 4 Exchanges: 3 Very Lean Meat. The pan fry version's directions are as follows: 1. Sprinkle both sides of chicken with salt and pepper. 2. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. 3. Add chicken; cook 5 minutes or until lightly browned. 4. Turn chicken, and cook 6 minutes or until chicken is done. 5. Stir in vinegar, honey, and basil; cook an additional 1 minute.
I got this from Cooking Light's website, made it last night and liked it so much I was doing a search for more "pan glazed" recipes when this recipe popped up. I'm not rating this one because I didn't broil mine. And I don't see how broiling makes it "much healthier" because all you're removing is 2 tsps of olive oil (1/2 tsp per breast half), and that's a very healthful ingredient.