Sweet and Tangy Chicken

Sweet and Tangy Chicken

Published March 14, 2013 | Written by

Published by: Healthline Exclusive

Servings: 4
Total Time: 30 min

Prep Time: 15 min | Cook Time: 15 min


Malt vinegar is a staple in most British pubs. It's traditionally served with fish and chips, but it has so many more uses. Combined with honey, it makes a tangy glaze that is perfect with quickly seared chicken breasts.

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1 chicken breast
Calories per serving: 179
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3.5g 5%
Saturated Fat 1.1g 6%
Sodium 369mg 15%
Total Carbohydrate 10.9g 4%
Protein 26.3g 37%
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.


  • 1 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 (5 oz.) boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 2 tablespoons malt vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons honey

Step by Step:

  1. Stir together first 4 ingredients and sprinkle over both sides of chicken. Let stand at room temperature 15 minutes.
  2. Brush a large skillet with olive oil and place over medium-high heat. Add chicken and cook 4 to 5 minutes per side or until just cooked through. Remove and set aside, keeping warm.
  3. Add garlic to skillet and cook 30 seconds. Add vinegar and honey and bring to a simmer. Cook 1 to 2 minutes or until reduced by half. Pour sauce over chicken and serve immediately.