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Balsamic Chicken Baked in Oven

  • Author: chefjar
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 4


These balsamic chicken breasts baked in oven are incredibly juicy and delicious. Seasoned with herbs and garlic, smothered in a tomato balsamic sauce and topped with melty mozzarella cheese.


  • Chicken breasts (skinless)-4, about 2 lbs (1 kg)
  • Olive oil-3 tablespoons
  • Italian seasoning-1 teaspoon
  • Dried oregano -1/2 teaspoon
  • Garlic cloves (minced)- 1 1/2 tablespoons ( 5-6  cloves)
  • Crack pepper and salt-as needed
  • Cherry or grape tomatoes (halved)-3 cups
  • Half of red onion (sliced)
  • Balsamic vinegar-1/4 cup
  • Brown sugar-1 tablespoon
  • Mozzarella cheese ( shredded or slices)-3/4 cup or 8 slices
  • Fresh parsley or basil ( finely chopped)- 2 tablespoons


  • Preheat your oven to 220° C (430°F).
  • Place chicken breasts in a 9x13-inch baking dish. Season with salt, cracked pepper, Italian seasoning, dried oregano and minced garlic. Rub the garlic and  spices all over each chicken breast. Drizzle with olive oil.
  • Arrange tomatoes and onion on the bottom of the baking dish and around the chicken.
  • Mix together the balsamic vinegar and brown sugar in a cup. Pour over the chicken breasts. Flip each chicken breast over to evenly coat in the sauce.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes or until cooked through and no pink in the middle . The cooking time may vary, depending on the thickness of your chicken breasts.
  • Remove from the oven and  top the chicken with mozzarella cheese. Broil for 4-5 minutes or until cheese is melted.
  • Garnish with fresh basil or parsley. 
  • Serve over pasta. Enjoy!
  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 25 min
  • Category: Chicken recipes
  • Cuisine: Italian


  • Calories: 408kcal
  • Sugar: 5g
  • Sodium: 984mg
  • Fat: 14g
  • Saturated Fat: 4g
  • Carbohydrates: 9g
  • Protein: 48g
  • Cholesterol: 157mg

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