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Accidental Chicken

Chicken made out of a happy accident
Accidental Chicken
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This tasty chicken recipe is made of several ingredients that can be found in your pantry. These ingredients were accidentally put together to create a surprisingly yummy recipe. Perfect to eat with a side of rice.

This recipe is by Jenniffer Weigel and was originally published in the Chicago Tribune.

Ready in
25 m
5 m
(prepare time)
20 m
(cook time)
Calories Per Serving


 Ingredients can be doubled depending on the number of servings. Add 1 or 2 more tablespoons honey if you like a sweeter sauce.


  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 Tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 Tablespoon tamari or soy sauce
  • 2 Tablespoons honey
  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken thighs or 2 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves


Mix oil, vinegar, tamari sauce and honey together in a bowl.

Add chicken; allow to marinate, at least 5 minutes.

Heat a skillet over medium heat; add the chicken and all the marinade at once.

Cover; simmer 8 minutes per side.

Serve with steamed rice and some of the cooked marinades as a sauce.