Creamy Balsamic Chicken Skillet

By Rena Awada | Updated On May 27, 2021

This Balsamic Chicken Skillet is so creamy, wholesome, and jam-packed with flavor. Ready in about 30 minutes, this one-pan skillet meal is filled with comforting flavors that you will love. Made with fresh mushrooms, tangy balsamic vinegar, and sweet honey for a well-rounded blend of flavors.

Pan filled with creamy balsamic chicken skillet

Creamy, comforting, and a healthy spin on a classic chicken recipe, this easy gluten-free chicken skillet meal is filled with pungent flavors the entire family will love. This is the ultimate recipe if you’re needing something quick and delicious. Our creamy balsamic chicken breast recipe is prepared within minutes with very few steps, and it’s a great way to get yummy food on the table.

Dairy-free and gluten-free, this healthy chicken recipe is made with whole ingredients that are satisfying and good for you. This recipe will please almost anyone!

Why You Will Love This Chicken Breast Recipe

  • Delicious: This recipe is filled with savory and creamy flavors that are accompanied by fresh herbs, onion, and garlic. You will love the combination of these delicious ingredients!
  • Ready in 30 minutes: This easy recipe is ready in roughly 30 minutes for a satisfying dinner that will be ready in no time!
  • Easy to prepare: With just a few simple steps, this easy one-skillet chicken meal is one of the easiest recipes out there! The perfect solution to busy weeknights.
Top view of creamy balsamic chicken skillet

Ingredients Needed to Make This Healthy Chicken Recipe

This is just a list of ingredients you will need to make this balsamic chicken and mushroom recipe. The full measurements are listed below.

chicken breasts, boneless and skinless, small
kosher salt and pepper
oil, olive oil divided
garlic cloves, minced
button mushrooms, sliced
thyme, fresh
balsamic vinegar
chicken broth
almond milk
parsley, fresh

ingredients to make balsamic chicken skillet

How to Make this Creamy balsamic chicken

Season the chicken: First, season the chicken breasts with salt and pepper.

Cook chicken: Next, heat the oil in a medium-sized pan. After that, place the chicken breasts into the pan and cook for 6-7 minutes per side.

Add the garlic: To the same pan, add the remaining oil. Next, add the onion, garlic, and sauté for four minutes. Next, stir in the mushrooms and cook for five to seven minutes.

Combine thyme: Then, add the fresh thyme, balsamic vinegar, and honey to the pan.

Simmer the chicken: Next, pour the chicken broth into the pan and let it simmer for about four minutes.

Whisk cornstarch: In a small bowl, whisk the cornstarch and almond milk. Pour the milk mixture into the pan and simmer.

Return chicken to pan: Finally, return the chicken to the pan and cook for a few more minutes.

Serve: Serve the creamy balsamic chicken skillet with freshly chopped parsley and enjoy!

Four cooked chicken breasts
Mushrooms being stirred in pan with spatula

Recipe Notes and Tips

  • Don’t overcook the chicken! First, make sure the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees Fahrenheit. Overcooking the chicken will make the chicken come out dry.
  • You can use maple syrup in place of the honey.
  • Use regular milk over almond milk if preferred. You may also use coconut milk.
  • Make sure to pick the leaves from the fresh thyme. If you don’t have fresh herbs, you may sub with dried herbs.
  • Store the leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for three to four days.
  • Any type of mushrooms will work for this creamy balsamic chicken skillet.
  • Don’t like chicken breast? You can use boneless chicken thighs or any other meat.
Chicken covered in balsamic sauce and mushrooms

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I cook chicken breasts without drying them out?

First, don’t overcook the chicken! Make sure to remove the chicken from the heat at 165 degrees Fahrenheit as the chicken will continue to cook as it cools. If you don’t have a thermometer, cook the chicken at medium heat instead of high heat. Cook for 4-6 minutes on each side depending on the thickness of the chicken breast.

How do I cook chicken in a cast iron skillet?

If you want to cook chicken in the cast iron skillet, make sure the skillet is hot enough before adding the chicken. This will make things much easier!

How do you make chicken more moist?

You can let the chicken sit in a marinade if you would like. This chicken recipe is pretty moist thanks to the low cooking time. Cooking the chicken at a slower place will ensure that it comes out moist and not dry.

Can you marinate chicken in balsamic Vinegar?

Yes. You can certainly use balsamic vinegar to marinate the chicken. It works just like any other vinegar used in marinaes.

Close view of creamy balsamic chicken skillet with mushrooms

Recipes to Serve with This Honey Balsamic Chicken

This creamy chicken and mushroom recipe would taste amazing paired with these recipes:

Caprese salad recipe

Brussels sprouts salad

garlic roasted potatoes

Garlic Cauliflower Mash

Parmesan Roasted Potatoes

Cauliflower Rice

Other Recipes You’ll Enjoy

Southwest Chicken Salad

Oven-Baked Salmon Meal Prep

Roasted Beet Salad

Creamy Garlic Chicken

Chicken Fricassee

Buffalo Chicken Bake

Chicken covered in balsamic sauce and mushrooms

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Creamy Balsamic Chicken Skillet

This creamy balsamic chicken skillet is wholesome and jam-packed with a flavor profile that is both filling and delicious. Healthy, simple to prepare, and ready in about 30 minutes.
4.88 from 8 votes
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Course: Gluten-Free, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Diet: Gluten Free, Kosher, Low Fat
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 395kcal
Author: Rena


  • 4 chicken breasts small, boneless and skinless
  • Kosher salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil divided
  • 1 onion finely chopped
  • 2-3 garlic cloves pressed
  • 12 ounces button mushrooms sliced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves picked
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons prasley freshly chopped


  • First, season the chicken with salt and pepper on both sides.
  • Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add chicken and cook for 6-7 minutes per side, or until golden brown and cooked through. Set aside on a plate and cover to keep warm.
  • To the same preheated skillet add the remaining oil.
  • Add the onion, garlic and saute until golden, 3-4 minutes. Stir in the mushrooms and continue to cook for 5-7 minutes.
  • Add the fresh thyme, balsamic and honey.
  • Pour over the chicken broth and whisk to combine. Allow it to simmer until reduced by half, around 4 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, in a small bowl whisk the almond milk and cornstarch until smooth.
  • Pour the milk mixture into the pan and continuously whisk until the sauce thickens, 2-3 minutes.
  • Return the chicken to the pan and cook for a few more minutes, until heated and bubbly.
  • Season with chopped parsley and enjoy!


  • Don’t overcook the chicken, but make sure it reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Use vegetable broth in place of chicken broth if preferred.
  • You can use maple syrup in place of the honey.
  • Make sure to pick the leaves from the fresh thyme.
  • Store the leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for three to four days.
  • Any type of mushrooms will work for this creamy balsamic chicken skillet.


Calories: 395kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 53g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 145mg | Sodium: 950mg | Potassium: 1233mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 244IU | Vitamin C: 13mg | Calcium: 117mg | Iron: 2mg
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  1. Denise says

    5 stars
    I just made this recipe last night for my daughter and I. I did not put the mushrooms in it as my daughter does not like them. The sauce was delicious!! She liked it so much she had a 2nd helping of it.

  2. Alice says

    4 stars
    Simple recipe that is easy to follow, yet packed with loads of flavour. Cooked it for the first time today and my son loves it. We will surely cook it again soon. I would, however, add more balsamic vinegar the next time to give the dish more punch! Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  3. Leyla says

    just saw this recipe which sounds sooo delicious! Will definitely try it! Just one question: Are the calories you always indicate in your recipes per serving or in total? I would really like to know it since I want to lose weight and I think your website is the best I’ve ever found.

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