How to Make Easy Balsamic Honey Chicken with Pantry Staples

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Homemade Honey Balsamic Chicken Recipe

Today’s recipe is so delicious and has such a great flavor. I mean, when does balsamic vinegar not taste great? Paired with honey, this is a glaze combination that is only meant for greatness. You will love this recipe with some veggies like broccoli and potatoes. Try serving this meal on Easter Sunday, and I promise it’ll be a huge hit in your home or with your company!

Pantry Staples Ingredients

pantry staples ingredients

You only need a few ingredients to make the chicken taste amazing. I love to use just a little paprika because it really brings a good flavor that is quite a showstopper. You will love the flavors and ingredients of this chicken recipe. You will need:

  • 2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breast
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • ¾ teaspoon onion powder

I also love that these are all ingredients that I already have in my pantry! It is a simple and easy dinner for sure!

Easy 4 ingredient Honey Balsamic Recipe Sauce

honey balsamic marinade

Just like the ingredients for the chicken, the homemade honey balsamic vinegar marinade is made with pantry staples that when combined are a recipe for greatness! This simple honey balsamic recipe includes:

  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons ketchup
  • 4 cloves garlic minced (2 tsp of minced garlic)

Homemade Honey Balsamic Vinegar Recipe Sauce

In a separate small bowl, mix together the ketchup, honey, balsamic vinegar, and minced garlic. One way that I like to mix together ingredients like ketchup and honey is to place a bowl on a scale. Then pour the ketchup and honey directly into the bowl.

  • 2 tablespoons of ketchup equals about 29.4 grams.
  • 2 tablespoons of honey is about 42.5 grams.
  • 2 tablespoons of balsamic vinegar is about 32 grams.

Air Fryer Chicken Instructions

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First, pat dry the two chicken breasts. Then, place the two chicken breasts in between sheets of parchment paper and use a meat pounder to pound the chicken breasts to even out the meat. This will help the chicken cook evenly in the air fryer.

Then, season the chicken with the paprika, onion powder, salt, and pepper in a small bowl. First, mix the seasonings together in a small bowl. Then rub the seasonings on the chicken breasts.

chicken rub

Marinate Honey Balsamic Vinegar Chicken

marinate chicken

Add the breasts chicken to a resealable plastic bag with half of the glaze, refrigerate and marinate for at least 2 hours.

Air Fryer Cooking Instructions

how to cook chicken in the air fryer

When the chicken is ready, I like to set my chicken on the kitchen counter at room temperature for about 15 or so minutes to let it temper. But this is optional. You will, however, want to preheat the air fryer at 400˚F/200˚C for 5 minutes.

Next, place the chicken in the air fryer and cook at 380˚F/193˚C for 12 minutes, flipping chicken halfway through cooking. At the halfway point, be sure to brush on any remaining glaze.

When is my chicken done cooking?

air fryer chicken

Once the chicken registers at 165°F or 74°C then it is done cooking. You can also pull the chicken out once it reaches around 160°F or 71°C and cover it in foil to let it come to temperature. This helps the juices evenly distribute among the chicken and will keep your chicken from drying out.

honey balsamic vinegar glazed chicken

Side dish ideas

You can pair chicken with just about any tasty summer or fall vegetable. Here are a few ideas to get your inspiration running!

Salads

chicken and salad recipe

Vegetables

Fruits

honey balsamic chicken in the air fryer

Final Thoughts

This recipe is easy and simple. I love that the chicken is tender, juicy, sweet, and tangy. There are so many great things about this recipe. If you’d like instructions for grilling this chicken, check out these grilling instructions.

Share with us below when you will be serving this recipe! We think this would be tasty on Easter this year. What do you think?

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How to Make Easy Balsamic Honey Chicken with Pantry Staples

Get dinner on the table fast with easy chicken recipes. This recipe for Balsamic Honey Chicken is simple, full of flavor, and sure to become a family favorite.
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Prep Time: 7 minutes
Cook Time: 11 minutes
Marinate: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 18 minutes
Serves: 4
Adjust Servings: 4

Equipment

Ingredients

Chicken

  • 2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breast
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • ¾ teaspoon onion powder

Honey Balsamic Glaze and Marinade

  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons ketchup
  • 4 cloves garlic minced, or 2 teaspoons

Instructions

  • Pat dry 2 chicken breasts. Place the chicken in between two sheets of parchment paper, then pound the chicken to make it an even thickness with a meat pounder.
  • Mix together the paprika, onion powder, salt, and pepper in a small bowl. Then rub seasonings on chicken breasts.
  • In another small bowl make the glaze. Combine ketchup, honey, balsamic vinegar, and minced garlic.
  • Add chicken to a resealable plastic bag with half of the glaze, refrigerate and marinate for at least 2 hours.
  • When the chicken is ready, preheat the air fryer at 400˚F/200˚C for 5 minutes.
  • Place the chicken in the air fryer and cook at 380˚F/193˚C for 12 minutes, flipping chicken and brushing on remaining glaze halfway through cooking.
  • Make sure the chicken registers at 165°F/74°C before enjoying! You can also pull out the temperature around 160°F/71°C and cover it in foil to let it come to temperature.

Nutrition

Calories: 321kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 49g | Fat: 7g | Sodium: 625mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 11g

Ingredients: Balsamic Vinegar, Chicken, Garlic, Honey, Onion, Paprika, Pepper, Salt
Meal Type: Main Dish, 4th of July, Easter, Fall, Spring, Summer, Winter, Dairy Free, Egg Free
Categories: Meat and Poultry, Air Fryer

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