Pan-seared balsamic chicken with grilled asparagus and mushrooms, topped with a flavorful pan sauce, is an easy, delicious, and healthy dinner!Pan-seared balsamic chicken with grilled asparagus and mushrooms, topped with a flavorful pan sauce, is an easy, delicious, and healthy dinner!

If you’re looking for a “new” chicken recipe that is healthy, packed with flavor and protein AND can be ready in about half an hour, check out this one for Balsamic Chicken with Asparagus and Mushrooms!

I found the recipe on Pinterest, and it sounded really good, was low in calories, but high in flavor! I made this for my husband and I a couple of weeks ago, and we really enjoyed it!  Boneless, skinless chicken breasts are pan-seared, asparagus is steamed in a balsamic glaze, and mushrooms are cooked then added to a creamy balsamic sauce which covers it all! YUM!

*NOTE: The recipe as posted serves 4, but I cut the recipe in half and only made two servings, so my photos reflect that. Here’s how to make this delicious dish:

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How To Make Balsamic Chicken

Heat oil on medium-high heat in skillet until hot, but not smoking. Lightly season chicken breasts with salt and pepper. Place chicken in hot skillet. Cook each side for about 7 minutes (per side), until nicely browned.

Add 1/3 cup chicken broth to skillet (reserve the rest for later); cook on low for 3-4 minutes, or until chicken is fully cooked through. Remove from heat; set aside (and cover, to keep warm).

3 picture collage of raw chicken, then cooking and browning in skillet

While chicken was cooking, I made the asparagus.  Trim ends off fresh asparagus (discard). Place asparagus onto a grill pan (or in a large skillet with 2 T. water). Drizzle with balsamic glaze, and season lightly with salt and pepper.

Cook on medium heat, turning occasionally, until asparagus are crisp-tender. I put a lid on skillet to help steam the asparagus (you can place aluminum foil over grill pan to do same). When done, remove asparagus from skillet, but leave liquid IN the skillet.

3 picture collage of asparagus, raw, and with sauce, cooking in skillet

Once asparagus has been removed, add sliced mushrooms to balsamic sauce remaining in skillet.  Cook on medium-low to lightly brown mushrooms. Pour the reserved chicken broth into the skillet, and continue cooking.

In a small cup, mix together 1-2 Tablespoons cornstarch with 1-2 Tablespoons cold water until completely smooth. Pour this liquid into mushroom mixture, stirring as you add it. Cook for a couple of minutes to thicken the mushroom balsamic sauce.

3 picture collage of raw mushrooms, cooking with sauce added to skillet

Place the cooked chicken onto individual serving plates; top with some of the cooked asparagus spears; then spoon some mushroom balsamic sauce over the top of it all.

Serve, and enjoy this delicious balsamic chicken dinner!  The chicken is tender, the asparagus is delicious, and those mushrooms in the balsamic sauce… amazing!

Chicken, covered with mushrooms and asparagus in balsamic sauce on plate

Balsamic Chicken, asparagus and mushrooms in sauce with rice, on plate

This balsamic chicken recipe is pretty straightforward and easy to prepare… I hope you will consider making this healthy meal for you and your loved ones!

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Balsamic Chicken with Asparagus and Mushrooms
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
35 mins
 

Pan-seared balsamic chicken with grilled asparagus and mushrooms, topped with a flavorful pan sauce, is an easy, delicious, and healthy dinner!

Category: Entree
Cuisine: American
Keyword: balsamic chicken
Servings: 4 servings
Calories Per Serving: 226 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
  • 4 chicken breasts , boneless and skinless
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 14.5 ounces chicken broth , low sodium
  • 1 bunch asparagus , fresh (not frozen)
  • 2 Tablespoons balsamic glaze *see notes for substitute
  • 12 ounces button mushrooms , sliced
  • 1 Tablespoons corn starch , see Notes
  • Pinch salt and pepper , to taste
Instructions
  1. Heat oil on medium-high heat in skillet until hot, but not smoking. Lightly season chicken breasts with salt and pepper. Place chicken in hot skillet. Cook each side for about 7 minutes (per side), until nicely browned. Add 1/3 cup chicken broth to skillet (reserve the rest for later); cook on low for 3-4 minutes, or until chicken is fully cooked through. Remove from heat; set aside (and cover, to keep warm).
  2. While chicken is cooking, make asparagus.  Trim ends off asparagus (discard). Place asparagus onto a grill pan (or in a large skillet with 2 T. water). Drizzle with balsamic glaze; season lightly with salt and pepper. Cook on medium heat, turning occasionally, until asparagus are crisp-tender. Put a lid on skillet to help steam the asparagus (you can place aluminum foil over grill pan to do same). When done, remove asparagus from skillet, but leave liquid IN the skillet.

  3. Once asparagus has been removed, add sliced mushrooms to balsamic sauce remaining in skillet.  Cook on medium-low to lightly brown mushrooms. Pour  reserved chicken broth into the skillet, and continue cooking.  In a small cup, mix together 1-2 Tablespoons cornstarch with 1-2 Tablespoons cold water until completely smooth. Pour this liquid into mushroom mixture, stirring as you add it. Cook for a couple of minutes to thicken the mushroom balsamic sauce.

  4. Place the cooked chicken onto individual serving plates; top with some of the cooked asparagus spears; then spoon some mushroom balsamic sauce over the top of it all. Serve, and enjoy! 

Recipe Notes

Don't have access to balsamic glaze? Place 5 Tablespoons balsamic vinegar in saucepan. Heat over medium heat, stirring occasionally until sauce has reduced by half and has thickened slightly.

Nutrition Facts
Balsamic Chicken with Asparagus and Mushrooms
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 226 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 72mg24%
Sodium 513mg22%
Potassium 998mg29%
Carbohydrates 12g4%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 29g58%
Vitamin A 885IU18%
Vitamin C 16.7mg20%
Calcium 41mg4%
Iron 3.5mg19%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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