Balsamic Glazed Mediterranean Chicken Bake

Balsamic Glazed Mediterranean Chicken Bake is our favorite “dump and bake” casserole! Throw everything together and cook for an EASY dinner recipe

Balsamic Glazed Mediterranean baked chicken dinner

I’ve got a classy (EASY) dinner for you guys today!! One of my all-time favorite recipes on the site, all gussied up and re-photographed to show off just how flavorful and delicious it really is, Balsamic Glazed Mediterranean Chicken Bake! I adapted this recipe from one of the most beautiful blogs on the internet, The Clever Carrot, back in 2014. I’ve always LOVED the recipe, but never loved how I photographed it. I just didn’t do it justice. You can click to see the original post HERE, and can see what I mean. Over the years, the more I want to touch up old recipes to really let them shine.

This Mediterranean chicken bake is such a simple favorite, it deserves a face lift!

Balsamic Glazed Mediterranean Chicken Bake Makeover

Balsamic Glazed Mediterranean Chicken Bake - one pan dinner Balsamic Glazed Mediterranean Chicken Bake in a rectangular casserole dish

This is one of those amazing recipes that you can throw together, let bake, and allow all the flavors to come together to create perfection. The cashews, balsamic, tomatoes, artichokes, beans…everything just compliments each other in a way that will make you coming back for more and more and more. You can serve everything over pasta or rice, or you can serve it without. Everything you truly need is just right here in the pan. SO MUCH FLAVOR! I know you’ve heard of “dump cake“…and this is kind of a “dump bake”. The cheesy marinated chicken kind!

serving dish of balsamic glazed baked Mediterranean chicken photo collage - Balsamic Glazed Mediterranean Chicken Bake and Star brand balsamic vinegar and olive oil

I used a trio of Star Fine Food products for this recipe. This isn’t a sponsored post, but they did send me a box of products, and the official word for how I feel is OBSESSED. Using their Roasted Garlic Olive oil, their Balsamic Vinegar, and their Grilled Artichokes in this recipe made all the difference. I’ve found some new favorites! Thanks for sending the products, Star!

balsamic glazed Mediterranean baked chicken on a plate with grilled garlic toast dinner plate of baked Mediterranean chicken with cherry tomatoes

Click HERE to see how this Mediterranean chicken bake recipe has evolved over the years. Don’t judge the photos!! :) Enjoy!

Click here to check out our full Baked Chicken Guide for more EASY baked chicken recipes!

 

How to Make Balsamic Glazed Mediterranean Chicken Bake

Balsamic Glazed Mediterranean Chicken Bake

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Author: Becky Hardin | The Cookie Rookie
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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon good quality olive oil I used Star Roasted Garlic Olive Oil
  • 6 boneless skinless chicken breasts or thighs I used thighs
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 14 oz can or jar of marinated artichoke hearts I used Star Grilled Artichokes
  • 1/2 red onion thinly sliced
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes left whole
  • 1 14 oz. can white beans drained & rinsed
  • 3/4 cup whole salted cashews
  • 1 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1 cup mozzarella pearls whole milk mozzarella
  • 4 fresh sprigs of fresh oregano chopped

Instructions

  1. Marinate the chicken breast in balsamic vinegar for at least 30 minutes.
  2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  3. In a 9x13 casserole dish, add beans, cashews, tomatoes, artichoke hearts, and onion.
  4. Season the chicken on both sides with salt and pepper to taste. Heat olive oil in large skillet and brown the chicken on both sides for about 2 minutes on each side. (The chicken will be browned, but not cooked through. it will finish cooking in the oven.)
  5. Nestle the browned chicken into the casserole dish, allowing it to just sit on top of all the other ingredients. Brush with more balsamic vinegar.
  6. Add the chicken broth to the dish and lay in the oregano.
  7. Cook for 15-20 minutes or until the chicken is completely cooked through.
  8. Remove from the oven and add in the mozzarella.
  9. Serve over rice, pasta, or just by itself!!
  10. Enjoy :)
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Valerie Minor
Your recipes are so delicious and your photos are beautiful. Thank you!
Morgan
This looks delicious! I love one meals. I'm def going to add it to my list of dinners to make!
Malloree
This was delicious! So glad we tried it. Super quick and simple but looks a little fancy and very tasty! 😜
    Becky Hardin
    SO happy to hear this! Comments like this make my day. Thanks for stopping by Malloree!
Debbi
Maybe my oven wasn't 400F but 20 did not cook the chicken all the way. It was delicious, but I had to bake 45 min to get it cooked. I also added 1/2 c balsamic to the casserole dish
Melissa
Do you drain the artichokes before you put them in the pan?
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nice reciepe and nice blog that why I amm one of the regular visitor
Nancy
Are you supposed to drain the artichokes? Also, you say chopped oregano but then you say lay the sprigs on top. Which is it?
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