Chicken Thighs with a Balsamic and Garlic Sauce

I wanted to try out a new balsamic vinegar I picked up at Trader Joe’s, so I thought I would make it into a sauce for some chicken thighs. The chicken turned out really moist and tender and went perfectly with the sweet and tangy sauce. It was really easy to make and tasted so amazing. My kids both loved this chicken dish – my son had seconds. I have a feeling I will be making this often.

  • 5 boneless skinless chicken thighs, trimmed of any fat
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • Sea salt and fresh cracked pepper to taste
  • 1 tbsp flour
  • 1 tbsp butter, softened
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1/3 cup of balsamic vinegar
  • 1 cup of chicken broth

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Heat the olive oil in a large OVEN PROOF skillet over medium high heat. Season the chicken thighs with sea salt and fresh cracked pepper. Lay the chicken thighs smooth side down in the pan and cook until golden brown, about 4 minutes. Turn the chicken over and place in the oven. Cook for 8 minutes or until cooked through.

Remove chicken from oven and set aside on a platter to rest with a tin foil tent to keep warm. Return the skillet to the stove over medium high heat (add more olive oil if needed) and add minced garlic. Cook, stirring constantly for 60 seconds then add the balsamic vinegar. Stir, scraping the browned bits from the bottom of the pan for about 1 minute. Add the chicken broth and bring to a boil. Mix the butter and flour together making a paste. Whisk in the flour and butter mixture and let the sauce return to a boil. Simmer until the sauce gets thick – about 1-2 minutes. Pour the sauce over chicken and serve. Enjoy.

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3 Responses to “Chicken Thighs with a Balsamic and Garlic Sauce”

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    karina — January 11, 2012 @ 3:04 am

    Hi! So this recipe just popped up on my random google search for easy chicken thigh recipes. I just want to let you know that it turned out so good! It was nice because A. i had all the ingredients and B. it gave me an opportunity to use my new cast-iron skillet. I served the chicken and sauce over a bed of rice and i added bell peppers and onions to the sauce. The chicken was perfect. The sauce was sweet and tangy and the added veggies just soaked up the flavor and really made tasty. So thanks so much for the idea! It’s a quick and easy, and totally yummy, meal for a regular old Tuesday :)

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    Emily — April 23, 2012 @ 3:42 pm

    This recipe was awesome, I served the sauce over boneless chicken breasts and added a little bit of oregano and basil. We ate it with mashed potatoes and my fiancee inhaled the meal, and my guests loved it. The recipe was easy, quick and delicious. Thank you for sharing.

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    Morgan — September 4, 2012 @ 6:22 pm

    Thanks for this recipe! I made it tonight and served it over mashed potatoes and it was perfectly delicious. My husband said I should add it to my dinner party repertoire. He even ate broccoli that was covered in the sauce!

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