This Balsamic Chicken with Garlic Zucchini Noodles is another example of how balsamic vinegar makes everything better. The savory chicken, tender mushrooms, and garlicky zucchini noodles make for a healthy dinner that has so much flavor. Some of my other favorites with balsamic are these Crispy Balsamic Brussel Sprouts and Roasted Balsamic Chicken Thighs and Vegetables.
This easy balsamic chicken recipe is a dinnertime staple in our house. Not only is it quick and easy, it’s something we all love and I have been making for years without the zucchini noodles. However, with summer around the corner, I am trying to cut back on carbs so this time I decided to throw some zucchini noodles into the mix. And we loved it! The zucchini noodles soak up the garlic balsamic sauce and are the perfect addition. Plus it saves you from having to make a side dish.
The major flavor component of this dish is the sauce for the balsamic chicken. It’s made with a simple combination of balsamic vinegar, garlic, chicken broth, and thyme. When they cook down together, the outcome is a rich savory sauce that you will want to eat by the spoonful. It flavors the chicken, mushrooms, and zucchini noodles so that every bite is packed with flavor. It’s important to cook it right in the pan so you can incorporate all the browned bits on the pan. These add flavor and depth to the sauce. And if thyme isn’t your thing, feel free to swap in another herb like rosemary or oregano.