Pan Seared Balsamic Vinaigrette Chicken

I made something delicious last night I must share. It was so easy, too!


My parents were in town briefly and came over for dinner. I had plans to head out on the town afterward with some old coworkers, so I had to come up with something quick and easy, but of course delicious!


Enter: Pan Seared Balsamic Vinaigrette Chicken!


I LOVE cooking/marinating chicken with salad dressing. It makes it really juicy and flavorful for minimal calories! What’s not to love?


I didn’t have enough time to marinate the chicken, so instead I just grabbed a pan, sprayed it with cooking spray, tossed in the raw chicken, and (heavily) drizzled it with Newman’s Own Light Balsamic dressing.


While the chicken was cooking, I chopped up some veggies for a salad!


Et voila!


SUPER easy and so flavorful. My parents were impressed :)


  1. 1

    Have fun at the Stonyfield Tour, I can’t wait to see your answers to the questions!

  2. 2

    Have a blast!

    That chicken sounds delish. I love using Newmans. Its one of the only dressings I like.

  3. 4

    Is that Feta I see on your salad? NOM – that looks fresh, crisp and delicioso.

    have fun this weekend!!! Can’t wait to see your pics, and get some answers on where to buy that SF Froyo other than for $6 at the Woodley Park market ;) xo

  4. 7

    Gotta love the chicken+salad combo, Anne!
    Wish you a great weekend and trip :)

  5. 8

    Newmans Own dressing is the best! I love it and use it all the time. Plus, the proceeds go to good causes, can’t beat that!

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    Lauren Madow Setzer says

    Hi Anne,
    I will be sure to make this!
    I wanted to let you know that a couple of nights ago I made the scallop entree with the mashed beans and spinach. It was amazing. It looked SO gourmet and fancy, and I especially loved it because it was DELICIOUS and only used minimal ingredients. I plan to make a family dinner soon to show off the new recipe :) I was also surprised that it didn’t take long at all to make. Thank you so much! This is my new go-to site for great meal ideas! :)

  7. 11

    When I don’t have time to marinate chicken/fish, I cook it in the oven with the marinade instead than cooking it in the pan. I find it more flavourful this way :)

  8. 12
    Jen Robinson says

    Have a great time this weekend! Can’t wait to hear/read all about it :)

  9. 13

    Can’t wait to read about your Stonyfield tour! I was so happy you won that :)

  10. 15

    I’m so jealous about the Stonyfield tour!! Please have fun! I want to know all about the milking. :) (Yes, I’m really immature.) hehe

  11. 16

    Have fun on the trip! I absolutely love Stoneyfield as a company and I am super jealous ;)

  12. 17

    i heart cooking with balsamic! so much flavor and so little prep…YUM :)

  13. 18

    Have a blast this weekend! I can’t wait to hear about your experience and all you’ve learned!

  14. 19

    Have fun on the tour!!

  15. 20

    Newman’s Own has such great dressings and marinades! I use them all the time, too – why reinvent the wheel?! Can’t wait to hear about the big trip to VT!

  16. 21

    That looks super! And look forward to seeing the trip blogs. Stonyfield should be great fun.

  17. 22

    I always cook tofu in balsamic dressing to add to salads and couscous and things. Such a great idea. I wish there was a recipe for those macaroons, they look amazing!

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