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Healthy Balsamic Chicken With Tomatoes & Mushrooms

If you are trying to eat a low-carb diet, this recipe is for you! My balsamic chicken recipe doesn’t have any added sugar or honey.

The best part is the entire meal takes less than 30 minutes to make! It’s super easy and deliciously low carb.

Balsamic Chicken with tomatoes & mushrooms

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An Easy and Healthy Dinner Idea

This healthy balsamic chicken with tomatoes and mushrooms took no more than 30 minutes to put together and was so delicious! I have been trying to eat healthier and cooking less processed or prepackaged foods. This can be so hard especially on busy days when you just want to take something out of the freezer to pop in the oven…instant dinner – done!

I don’t consider myself a great cook, but I do like find simple recipes that taste great. It is amazing how a few fresh ingredients can make a tasty and delicious meal with little effort!

Hope you give this balsamic chicken with tomatoes a try!!

Rice Substitutes

If you are trying to cut out rice from your diet, here are some more ideas you can try in this recipe instead.

  1. Quinoa – I have been trying Quinoa in a few recipes. This would be perfect to substitute for the rice if you like!
  2. Cauliflower Rice – I made cauliflower rice for the first time and loved it. Cook it for about 5-7 minutes, strain and press out extra water and place this at the bottom of the casserole dish first. You could also cook separately and place a serving on a plate and top with the balsamic chicken. I like to steam my cauliflower rice with this vegetable steamer – it works great!

How To Make Low Carb Balsamic Chicken in the Oven

There are lots of options for balsamic chicken. Some make them on the stove top, others in the slow cooker. I made mine in the oven and it’s pretty quick and delicious!

The complete recipe is in the recipe card at the bottom of the post. But here is a quick overview for you.

Ingredients

This is what you will need from the store before you start to cook.

  • Chicken breasts
  • Onion
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Mushrooms
  • Parmigiano Reggiano cheese
  • Basil
  • Balsamic Vinegar
  • Olive Oil
  • Chopped garlic

Directions

I included some step-by-step pictures to show you how to make it too. This is a fantastic dinner recipe for a beginner cook.

Sautéing mushrooms and onions in a skillet

1. Saute your veggies. 

I have come to realize I really like to have my veggies cooked…so I have begun to sauté them before adding them to the casserole.

2. Pre-Cook the Chicken.

I discovered that pre-cooking the chicken cuts down on the cooking time. You can use rotisserie chicken or make your chicken ahead of time and store it in the fridge.

3. Blend balsamic vinegar, olive oil, water, basil, and garlic. 

Use a food processor or a mini blender like the bullet.

4. Place in a dish and bake. 

Then you just place the chicken in the dish and top with the rest of the ingredients and the balsamic sauce. Serve with rice or cauliflower rice.

Chicken in a bowl with tomatoes, cheese, and mushrooms

Hope you will give my Balsamic Chicken with Tomatoes and Mushrooms a try! Enjoy!

Balsamic Chicken With Cherry Tomatoes & Mushrooms

Ingredients

  • 4 chicken breasts or a package of fresh chicken tenders {I use air chilled chicken tenders}
  • 1 onion medium chopped
  • 2 cups cherry tomatoes 1 package sliced in half
  • 1 1/2 cups mushrooms sliced
  • 1/2 cup parmigiano reggiano cheese
  • basil chopped {I used 5 large leaves} use more if you like
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 2 teaspoon olive oil divided - one tablespoon for cooking mushrooms and onions and one tablespoon for balsamic mixture
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon garlic chopped
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • I have come to realize I really like to have my veggies cooked...so I have begun to sauté them before adding them into a casserole.
  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  • In a skillet I pre-cooked my chicken in a small amount of water instead of olive oil to save on calories. In a second skillet I added 1 teaspoon of olive oil and sautéed the chopped onion and mushrooms until tender.
  • In a mini food processor {or blender} I blended 2 tablespoons of balsamic vinegar, 1 teaspoon olive oil, garlic, basil and water.
  • Fill the bottom of a casserole dish with the chicken, adding the mushroom and onion mixture and top with tomatoes. Add salt and pepper to taste then pour the balsamic mixture over the chicken and dust with cheese. Bake for 20 minutes or until tomatoes are wilted.
  • Cauliflower rice makes a great alternative to rice.

Notes

Serve with your choice of rice or riced cauliflower.

Healthy Balsamic Chicken with tomatoes & mushrooms

More Amazing Chicken Dinner Ideas

Try this One Pot Greek Chicken Recipe!

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Susan B

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Hi, I’m Susan! Thanks for stopping by Oh My! Creative. I like to have fun, make fun things…you know, create stuff! I love DIY, decorating and design and like any girl…shopping and lunch!
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14 Comments

  1. Gosh that looks yummy Susan!!!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer… From Dream To Reality last week! Looking forward to partying with you again tomorrow evening!

  2. Made this last nite, DELISH!! Wouldn’t change a thing. Thanks for a great, easy, tasty recipe.

  3. That looks so tasty AND healthy! Beautiful dish~ Thanks for bringing this by Throwback Thursday and Happy New Year~ I’ll be pinning this to our Throwback Thursday board.

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