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250 South Northwest Hwy, Suite 320
Park Ridge, IL 60068

(847) 232-2828

Inspired by the History, Style & Romance of Italy.
Creating certified organic wine, balsamic vinegar & olive oil.

Newsletter - January 2016

Braised Balsamic Vinegar Chicken

Amy Wright

Wondering what to cook for dinner on a hectic weeknight? How about balsamic vinegar braised chicken breasts? Easy to prepare, we made our version using Villa Gabriella Organic 8 year aged balsamic vinegar di Modena.  We tweaked a recipe from adding fresh mushrooms & cherry tomatoes for a healthy & delicious dish that can be served with pasta, orzo or rice.

Serves 2 to 4

Easy Ingredients: 

  • ½ cup Villa Gabriella Organic 8 Year Aged Balsamic Vinegar di Modena
  • 1 pound of fresh skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 tablespoons of Villa Gabriella Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 15 ounces of fresh diced tomatoes (canned diced tomatoes work too)
  • 1 cup of thinly sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1 onion thinly sliced
  • 1 teaspoon basil
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon rosemary
  • ½ teaspoon thyme
  • Sea salt & fresh cracked pepper to season

Simple Directions:

  1. Season both sides of chicken breasts with salt & pepper
  2. Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat
  3. Cook seasoned chicken breasts until browned, approx. 3 to 4 minutes per side
  4. Add mushroom & onion slices
  5. Cook & stir until browned approx. 8-10 minutes
  6. Pour diced tomatoes & balsamic vinegar over the mixture
  7. Season with basil, oregano, rosemary & thyme
  8. Simmer chicken over a medium heat careful the meat does not dry. Until it is no longer pink & the juices run clear, approx.  15 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should indicate at least 165◦F (74◦C).
  9. Remove from heat & allow to “rest” for 2-3 minutes
  10. Serve with pasta, orzo or rice & enjoy!