Honey-Balsamic Baked Chicken Breasts with Tomatoes, Mushrooms a

"This is a flavorful recipe, makes a pretty presentation, and with a side-dish of rice, makes an entire meal. Quick to throw together, too."
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Ready In:
1hr 10mins




  • Heat the oven to 425 degrees.
  • In a large shallow pan, mix all ingredients EXCEPT chicken, pepper, and honey.
  • Dredge the chicken breasts in the mixture, getting them coated with the liquid.
  • Nestle the breasts in the vegetable mixture, but do not completely bury them.
  • Salt and pepper them, then drizzle them with the honey.
  • Bake until the chicken is well browned and cooked through, about 50 to 60 minutes.

Questions & Replies

  1. Drain the tomatoes or not?


  1. Made for a company dish and it was a "high flyer" -- big success. At first I didn't get that everything (the peppers, mushrooms, olive oil, vinegar, and tomatoes) went into the pan and got all mixed up...then an "a-ha" moment and it all went together so easily. Very impressed company, very pleased cook (me)! This will definitely be a repeated recipe. Thanks so much for posting and sharing this recipe. **Confession: I didn't have a yellow pepper so I filled in with a little bit of green pepper and a slivered small onion, but I'm looking forward to getting all the right ingredients and doing it again "as written".
  2. Absolutely delicious! Didn't have mushrooms in the house so I used 2 onions and extra peppers....Fresh frozen last summer...Frozen boneless skinless breasts and 4 fresh tomatoes chopped. Also added some garlic..It's a keeper..You gotta try it!
  3. Loved this, and it's so simple to make!! I added sliced onion and garlic for extra flavour and doubled all the other ingredients apart from the chicken for extra sauce. I then served it with rice. So far it's been a big hit for everyone I've cooked it for!
  4. I came looking for a recipe that would include chicken breasts, mushroom, tomatoes (some small ones from my garden) and basil from my garden (I had rosemary also but my husband is not a rosemary fan). I had one large vidalia onion, so I needed to use some of these things up. It is great to find recipes to suit what you have in your refrigerator. The taste was very good -- trouble was, that with the mushrooms, there was far too much liquid. Next time, half way through I would drain some of the liquid. I mixed the balsamic vinegar and olive oil, part of the trouble may have been mine because I had more chicken breasts, so I did 1-1/2 the liquid. Re: the mushrooms -- I pulled off all the stems and quartered the caps, chopped the onion, basil and fresh tomato. I added the honey to the balsamic and olive oil and whisked it with some garlic. It looked and smelled delicious, I had some balsamic glaze, so I used that to make a zig zag pattern on top of the breasts. Very good, just needs some more tweaks.
  5. Excellent and Easy! I used organic fire roasted diced tomatoes, undrained, and it was perfect! Thank you for the recipe! (PS- Did you notice that it's gluten-free? I made it for some friends who are on a gluten-free diet... they loved it!)


  1. 4chopped fresh Roma tomatoes, two chopped onions, some garlic..No mushrooms..Frozen fresh chopped peppers and 4 frozen boneless skinless chicken breasts from Aldi's...Everything else the same....Fantastic! New favorite.
  2. Gonna try it out.
  3. dh looooved this! quote: i don't want to stop eating! i used turkey breast, substituted real tomatoes for the canned, and added another red pepper. i didn't measure the honey, so i'm pretty sure i used more than called for. will definitely make this one again! thank you so much!


I am an American married to a Belgian, and have lived in Belgium since December 1999. Cooking is my major hobby. I'm also an avid reader, but I have difficulty finding the time. I love to travel. Since moving to Europe I've been lucky enough to have had the opportunity to go a couple of times per year to Paris, as well as having visited London, Rome, Florence, Naples, Amsterdam, and of course Brussels and Antwerp. I've seen at least parts of most regions of France, as well as parts of Germany, Austria, a great deal of Switzerland, Slovenia, Croatia, Luxembourg, and Monaco. I'm absolutely in love with the Bay of Naples and Sorrento coast areas of Italy, which my husband and I recently re-visited on a trip that included Rome, Puglia, Umbria and Marche. I'm still looking forward to Ireland, Spain, Portugal, the Czech Republic . . . the list is too long ! One of the bonuses of travel is getting to taste the local cuisine, and afterward trying to figure out how to duplicate it at home. I think cooking is one of the nicest things a person can do for someone they love (including themself!) I had to submit a picture with me and my cat, Sophie, as she insists on sitting in my lap when I'm sitting at the computer. If you are wondering what all that stuff hanging on the wall behind us in the photo is, it is just a small part of my husband's military medal collection. He was appalled by my posting this picture-- Our study is the messiest room in our house (thank god!)
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