Jeweled Honey Balsamic Chicken and Brussels Sprouts

Jeweled Honey Balsamic Chicken and Brussels Sprouts – EASY, one-skillet, healthy, ready in 15 minutes, and loaded with FALL FLAVORS!! Juicy chicken, crisp-tender sprouts, tangy balsamic, sweet honey, and seasoned to perfection!!

This dish just screams fall flavors.

Jeweled Honey Balsamic Chicken and Brussels Sprouts - EASY, one-skillet, healthy, ready in 15 minutes, and loaded with FALL FLAVORS!! Juicy chicken, crisp-tender sprouts, tangy balsamic, sweet honey, and seasoned to perfection!!

It also happens to be an easy, one-skillet recipe that’s ready in 15 minutes making it perfect for busy weeknights.

The chicken and Brussels sprouts simmer in a mixture of honey and balsamic vinegar which keeps the chicken perfectly moist and allows the sprouts to steam to crisp-tender perfection. The recipe is naturally gluten-free and healthy.

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Jeweled Honey Balsamic Chicken and Brussels Sprouts - EASY, one-skillet, healthy, ready in 15 minutes, and loaded with FALL FLAVORS!! Juicy chicken, crisp-tender sprouts, tangy balsamic, sweet honey, and seasoned to perfection!!

I’m a huge fan of balsamic anything and the honey takes the edge off the balsamic. Depending on your personal preference for tanginess to sweetness, you may want to play with the ratios of each a bit; start conservatively and increase as desired.

In order to really bring out the essence of fall I generously seasoned the recipe with McCormick® Rosemary, Thyme, and Oregano.

Jeweled Honey Balsamic Chicken and Brussels Sprouts - EASY, one-skillet, healthy, ready in 15 minutes, and loaded with FALL FLAVORS!! Juicy chicken, crisp-tender sprouts, tangy balsamic, sweet honey, and seasoned to perfection!!

Rosemary reminds me of Thanksgiving, thyme is always great with poultry, and oregano rounds things out nicely.

Jeweled Honey Balsamic Chicken and Brussels Sprouts - EASY, one-skillet, healthy, ready in 15 minutes, and loaded with FALL FLAVORS!! Juicy chicken, crisp-tender sprouts, tangy balsamic, sweet honey, and seasoned to perfection!!

The crown jewels, the pomegranate arils (seeds), are tangy-yet-sweet, juicy, and are little flavor bombs that explode in your mouth. Their juiciness complements the chicken and sprouts so beautifully and they balance out the dish perfectly. It makes me want to add pom arils to all my recipes.

If you’ve never seeded a pomegranate, it’s not a hard at all, but if you’re in a rush and want to save time, many grocery stores sell the arils in the produce department near where the pre-sliced fruits are. Alternatively, dried cranberries make a great substitute.

Jeweled Honey Balsamic Chicken and Brussels Sprouts - EASY, one-skillet, healthy, ready in 15 minutes, and loaded with FALL FLAVORS!! Juicy chicken, crisp-tender sprouts, tangy balsamic, sweet honey, and seasoned to perfection!!

Jeweled Honey Balsamic Chicken and Brussels Sprouts

Jeweled Honey Balsamic Chicken and Brussels Sprouts – EASY, one-skillet, healthy, ready in 15 minutes and loaded with FALL FLAVORS!! Juicy chicken, crisp-tender sprouts, tangy balsamic, sweet honey, and seasoned to perfection!!

Ingredients:

  • 3 to 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 to 1.25 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • about 1.50 pounds Brussels sprouts, trimmed and halved
  • 1/4 to 1/3 cup balsamic vinegar, or to taste
  • 2 to 4 tablespoons honey, or to taste
  • 3/4 teaspoon McCormick Rosemary Leaves
  • 3/4 teaspoon McCormick Thyme Leaves
  • 3/4 teaspoon McCormick Oregano Leaves
  • 3/4 teaspoon Kosher salt, or to taste
  • 3/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, or to taste
  • 1/2 cup pomegranate arils (dried cranberries may be substituted)

Directions:

  1. To a large skillet, add the olive oil, chicken, and cook over medium-high heat for about 5 minutes, or until chicken is about 80% cooked through; stir and flip intermittently to ensure even cooking.
  2. Push chicken over to one side of the skillet and add the sprouts in an even, flat layer with the cut side down.
  3. Allow them to cook for about 2 minutes before evenly drizzling the entire skillet with balsamic vinegar, honey, and evenly seasoning with the rosemary, thyme, oregano, salt, and pepper.
  4. Simmer for about 5 to 10 minutes or until chicken is cooked through and sprouts are as tender as desired.
  5. Remove from the heat, evenly sprinkle with pomegranate arils, and if desired add final drizzles of balsamic and/or honey, to taste. Serve immediately. Recipe is best warm and fresh but will keep airtight in the fridge for up to 5 days.
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7 comments on “Jeweled Honey Balsamic Chicken and Brussels Sprouts”

  1. This looks awesome–we haven’t had Brussels sprouts in a while. I love the little pops of color the pomegranate adds. I’ve sprinkled them on salads but haven’t ever used them in a warm dish like this. I would love to try it!

  2. I might be the only one in my house who would eat this but who cares; more for me!!!

  3. love the jewels in this! Great idea that not used often enough, I know I don’t use pomegranate much but love it, love the other flavors too including the spices, so thank you for all of it, lovely recipe!

  4. I made this dish as my husband loves Brussel sprouts. I did not have balsamic vinegar on hand so substituted balsamic glaze with a little honey added to it which was thinned with a little chicken broth. Also substituted red grapes cut in half for the pomegranate arias. The finished dish came out very dark in color but was delicious in the end. My husband loved the receipe very much and said it was a keeper.

    • Balsamic glaze is amazing, love it on anything! Glad your substitutions worked with on that and the grapes for pom arils as far as taste.

      The sprouts and chicken do soak up the color of the balsamic and turn darker. For the photography purposes, I was careful to photograph things quickly and not let it sit because yes, it will darken with time as the chicken/sprouts soak up the sauce.

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