Balsamic Glazed Chicken Thighs with Broccoli

Quick and easy weeknight meals are a MUST in our house. Often I'll come home from the office tired and hungry and want something FAST.  Sound familiar?  Rather than just grab something, I've got a few Lean and Green Low Carb Recipes at the ready all the time. This one is one of my favorites!

Full of flavor AND color, Balsamic Chicken Thighs are quick, easy and don't require a lot of steps to get on the table.  You can even use frozen broccoli if you don't have fresh, or even swap out broccoli for one of your other favorite veggies.

You only need a few basic ingredients to throw this together and the results are stupendous!

Try this over cauliflower rice, zoodles or other low-carb pasta alternatives. You can even whip up a batch of regular rice or bowties for the rest of your family too! No need to cook separate meals, now or ever.

Give this quick recipe a try and let us know how it turns out in the comments below.  Cheers and happy cooking! Stacey

Balsamic Glazed Chicken Thighs with Broccoli

  • Prep Time: 5 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 Minutes
  • Total Time: 25 Minutes

Servings: ~4 Serving 



  1. Season chicken thighs with Dash of Desperation

  2. Spray a nonstick frying pan (large enough to hold all the chicken and broccoli) with nonstick cooking spray. Heat over high heat. When shimmering, add the chicken.

  3. Cook the chicken, without moving it, for 5-7 minutes  over medium heat until a brown crisp appears. Turn the chicken over and cook for an additional 7-10 minutes until fully cooked.

  4. While chicken is cooking, steam (or microwave) the broccoli. Drain well before using it in the next step.

  5. Remove the chicken from the pan and set aside.

  6. Add the Balsamic Mosto Cotto and broth to the pan. Gently scrape the bottom to release the yummy bits to add to your sauce. Let the sauce reduce by half and then add the chicken and broccoli back to the pan and coat with the sauce. Serve hot.

    Serving Size is 5 ounces of chicken and 1 Cup of broccoli.  Serves 4.

Nutrition Facts

Optavia Counts Per Serving

1 -  Lean

0 - Leaner

0 - Leanest

2 - Green

3 - Condiments

0 - Healthy Fat

Weight Watchers Points
Per Serving

4 Weight Watchers Points

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Nutritional Data Information:

This website is written and produced for informational purposes only. I am not a certified nutritionist and the nutritional data on this site has not been evaluated or approved by a nutritionist or the Food and Drug Administration. Nutritional information is offered as a courtesy and should not be construed as a guaran- tee. The data is calculated through an online nutritional calculator, Very Well Fit. Although I do my best to provide accurate nutritional information, these figures should be considered estimates only. Varying factors such as product types or brands purchased, natural fluctuations in fresh produce, and the way ingredients are processed change the effective nutritional information in any given recipe. Furthermore, different online calculators provide different results depending on their own nutrition fact sources and algorithms. To obtain the most accurate nutritional information in a given recipe, you should calculate the nutritional information with the actual ingredients used in your recipe, using your preferred nutrition calculator.