Skillet Balsamic Chicken Thighs


Chicken thighs get cooked in a slightly sweet-tart sauce thanks to a combination of balsamic vinegar, honey and chicken broth. Serve over rice or whole grains.

Skillet Balsamic Chicken Thighs
Photo: Photography / Jacob Fox, Styling / Sammy Mila
Active Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
35 mins


  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided

  • 4 large bone-in chicken thighs, skin removed

  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder

  • ½ teaspoon salt, divided

  • ½ teaspoon ground pepper, divided

  • 1 medium onion, halved and thinly sliced

  • ½ cup low-sodium chicken broth

  • cup balsamic vinegar

  • 1 tablespoon honey


  1. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Season chicken all over with garlic powder and 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper. Cook the chicken, turning once, until well browned on both sides, 6 to 8 minutes total. Transfer to a plate.

  2. Lower heat to medium and add the remaining 1 tablespoon oil and onions to the pan. Cook, stirring, until mostly softened, about 4 minutes. Add broth, vinegar, honey and the remaining 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper; whisk to combine. Return the chicken to the pan, partially cover and cook, turning once, until the liquid has reduced and an instant-read thermometer inserted in the thickest part without touching the bone registers 165°F, 10 to 15 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

293 Calories
13g Fat
11g Carbs
30g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Serving Size 1 thigh
Calories 293
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 11g 4%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 9g
Protein 30g 60%
Total Fat 13g 17%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 140mg 47%
Vitamin A 38IU 1%
Sodium 448mg 19%
Potassium 462mg 10%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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