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Healthy Honey-Balsamic skillet chicken with dried fruit

Healthy Honey-Balsamic skillet chicken with dried fruit

This easy honey balsamic chicken with dried fruit is perfect for a quick and healthy weeknight dinner but also ideal for a more special occasion!

Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine American, gluten-free, Mediterranean
Keyword balsamic, chicken, glazed, honey
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 632 kcal


  • 2 tablespoons pine nuts
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 2 boneless and skinless medium-sized chicken breasts cubed in 1-inch pieces and salted from the previous night or 2-3 hours before cooking
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon olive oil (or butter)
  • 1/4 cup (60 grams) balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons (40 grams) thyme honey (or a dark colored honey)
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 5-6 dried apricots
  • 5-6 prunes (dried plums)
  • Freshly grated black pepper to taste
  • Pinch of cumin


  1. Cook the pine nuts with the olive oil in a large pan over medium heat, until toasted (about 4-5 minutes). Transfer to a plate and set aside.
  2. Heat the same pan over very high heat and add the rest of the olive oil and the chicken. Arrange the chicken in one layer and let it cook without stirring, until browned on the one side (about 4-5 minutes). Flip the pieces and let them cook from the other side (another 4 minutes). Check the chicken for doneness by cutting a piece in half.
  3. Add the vinegar, the honey, the soy sauce, the pine nuts, the dried fruit, the pepper, and the cumin and stir until the chicken is coated and the sauce thickens (about 3-4 minutes).
  4. Serve immediately with mashed potatoes and green beans. Eat!

Recipe Notes

If you double this recipe make sure to use a very wide pan/skillet or sauté the chicken in batches