Here’s an easy chicken recipe made in one pan in 30 minutes: sauteed chicken with garlic balsamic tomatoes! Add it to your quick chicken recipes collection.
I set about making this meal and I was all, “I’m going to use five ingredients, max!” And mind you, I said this to exactly no one.
Still, it was to be a challenge. Some neurotic alone-time kitchenly fun. And a five ingredient limit was all I had to achieve. 1 2 3 4 5. Five.
But no. What happened instead?
Six: Chicken. Grape tomatoes. Olive oil. Garlic. Balsamic Vinegar. Basil.
salt and pepper. Right.
So basically, while the self-imposed challenge was a failure, the dish itself was a success. The more ingredients the better? I tell myself these things.
What we have here are simple pan-seared chicken cutlets topped with sautéed garlic-balsamic tomatoes. The balsamic deglazes the pan and then reduces slightly to form a light syrup. The tomatoes concentrate in flavor, then pop. Together, they blend with the olive oil, garlic, and the pan drippings left from the cooked chicken into a sweet salsa. The whole dish only requires one large frying pan and…well…eight ingredients.