Paleo Balsamic Chicken

So here’s another really really good recipe for chicken ~ Balsamic Chicken ~ which is also paleo.

Have you ever used balsamic vinegar with chicken before?  I had tried a different recipe called Balsamic and Rosemary Chicken Breasts which also came out very good and was quite simple also.

Here are the ingredients you’ll be needing (olive oil not shown):

Balsamic Chicken Ingredients
Balsamic Chicken Ingredients

I coarsely chopped the vegetables.

Slice the veggies up
Slice the veggies up

Next I added the veggies to the skillet …

Add veggies to skillet
Add veggies to skillet

I cut my chicken into smaller pieces so they are more manageable and you don’t have to use a knife. Then I seasoned them with the salt and pepper.

Cut chicken into smaller pieces
Cut chicken into smaller pieces

Once the veggies are almost cooked through, I moved them to the side and added the chicken to the skillet.

Add chicken to the skillet
Add chicken to the skillet

When one side of the chicken was browned, I turned it over to the other side.

Cook everything through
Cook everything through

Then I added the balsamic vinegar and the canned tomatoes.

Ahhh … this is going to taste really good. I can smell it …

Ready to see the recipe?


  • 1 large yellow onion, coarsely sliced
  • 2 bell peppers, sliced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/8 teaspoon red pepper flakes (more if you want it spicy)
  • 4 pieces skinless, boneless chicken thighs, cut into smaller pieces
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground white pepper
  • 1/3 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 – 15 ounce can diced tomatoes, drained


  1. Coat a large skillet with olive oil and heat it over medium heat.
  2. Add the onion and bell pepper and sauté until the vegetables start to soften.
  3. If the vegetables start to stick, add a tad more olive oil.
  4. Add the garlic and red pepper flakes then sauté for a minute or so.
  5. Cut the chicken thighs into smaller pieces then season them with the salt and pepper on both sides.
  6. Move the vegetables to one side and add the chicken to the skillet so that each piece will touch the bottom of the skillet.
  7. When one side of the chicken is browned, turn the chicken over to the other side.
  8. Add the balsamic vinegar along with the canned tomatoes, and bring this to a boil.
  9. Reduce the heat to a simmer and cook uncovered for about 30 minutes.
  10. Stir occasionally to make sure everything is cooking through.

And that’s it! You can serve this on a bed of rice or over noodles (we use pumpkin ginger noodles that we found in a local natural food store).

Then, sit back and enjoy!

Balsamic Chicken
Balsamic Chicken

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