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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 179.0
  • Total Fat: 3.2 g
  • Cholesterol: 65.7 mg
  • Sodium: 365.1 mg
  • Total Carbs: 10.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.2 g
  • Protein: 26.3 g

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Honey-Balsalmic Chicken Breast

Submitted by: SHUFTILL
Honey-Balsalmic Chicken Breast

Introduction

This is one of my family's favorvites...it's requested often and Weight Watchers Friendly...only 4 POINTS per serving. This is one of my family's favorvites...it's requested often and Weight Watchers Friendly...only 4 POINTS per serving.
Number of Servings: 4

Ingredients

    1 1/2 tsp Dried Thyme
    1/2 tsp Salt
    1/4 tsp Black Pepper
    1/2 tsp Garlic Powder
    1 tsp EVOO (Extra Virgin Olive Oil)
    1 Lb of boneles, skinless chicken breast (four, 4 oz pieces
    2 tbsp Balsalmic Vinegar
    2 tbsp Honey

Directions

Combine first 4 ingredients; sprinkle over both sides of chicken.
Heat EVOO in a nonstick skillet over medium high heat. Add chicken and cook 7-8 minutes on each side or until chicken is no longer pink.
Reduce heat to medium low, transfer chicken to serving platter; keep warm. Add vinegar and honey. Simmer for 1-2 minutes until glaze thickens; stir constantly. (Glaze will bubble up as it's stirred) Pour glaze over chicken and serve.

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user SHUFTILL.






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  • Very Good
    36 of 36 people found this review helpful
    I cooked the chicken breasts in the oven at 350 for about 30 minutes. They are much juicier that way and I could use spray olive oil for fewer calories. It takes a bit longer but there is much less actual time tending to cooking in the kitchen by cooking them in the oven. Then I made the glaze - 10/1/09

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  • Incredible!
    19 of 19 people found this review helpful
    Absolutely fantastic. :) I'm going to make this for LOTS of my friends/family. (lol). Since I didn't have any balsamic vinegar I used 1.5 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar and 1/2 tablespoon of Worcestershire Sauce. It came out fabulous! I served mine over Long grain and Wild Rice (instant). :) - 8/8/09

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  • Incredible!
    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
    very simple and very good, the flavor combination is wonderful - I used fresh thyme and served it with white rice. Next time I'll double the glaze and make id more "saucy". - 7/23/09

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  • Incredible!
    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
    This is so good. I think next time I will make more glaze than the recipe calls for though. - 3/5/09

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  • Incredible!
    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
    I also baked the chicken and the sauce was most excellent! I would make this one again. - 12/14/09

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  • Incredible!
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    I loved it! I baked mine at 350 for about 25-30 minutes, but brushed some glaze on after 20 or so minutes. I also added Worcheshire sauce and a dash of red wine vinegar since it was a tad sweet for me. I loved it though. With the extra stuff, the glaze tasted like Jack Daniels Sauce from TGIF! - 4/13/10

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  • Very Good
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Recipe was great! Next time I would use less thyme though. 1 1/2 tsp was a whole lot for us. But still really really yummy. - 10/14/09

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  • Incredible!
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    This was delicious, all three of my kids (6,3, and 1) had seconds! Great find and super easy:) - 10/9/09

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    This is a very tasty, very easy recipe to make. Easily one of my new favorites - I will definitely be making this again and again! - 11/10/09

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  • Very Good
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Just made this recipe tonight for the first time, and it was really good. I had it with white rice and mixed veggies. As a personal preference, though, I think next time I'll use a little more honey and a little less balsamic vinegar. - 10/21/09

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This is a great recipe! Very Yummy and quite easy! - 8/24/09

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    AMAZING!
    I was stumped, wondering what to do with fresh chicken breast, and searched for a good recipe here.. and was very, very impressed. Couldn't be any simpler, and couldn't be any more scrumptious! My mom and I will both make it again, that's for sure! - 7/11/09

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    LOVED this! So easy to make, too! My glaze hardened quickly, but otherwise it was perfect! - 6/29/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This recipe is awesome!!! It was super easy, and delicious - the 2 things I was looking for! I made it exactly as written, and the only thing I'd change next time is to make a little more glaze. This is a supper I can pull together at the last minute, but isn't boring. Thank you for posting! - 3/10/12

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Made this last night, and will definitely be making again! This recipes was delicious, me and my(very picky) sweet hubby gobbled this up! The only thing we did different was I used evoo spray on my pan. Made it with a side of garlicky asparagus. Thanks for the great recipe! - 3/5/12

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I used the left overs from this the next night by cutting the chicken into small pieces to put over wild rice. The whole family loved it! - 3/17/11

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Took other reviewers advice and baked it. We also drizzled a bit of the sauce over wild rice. We definitely make it again. - 3/8/11

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I was looking up a chicken breast recipe and this was simple and great. I didn't think I would like the flavors, but really enjoyed the chicken. - 1/18/11

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Loved this recipe. Very delicious! - 12/16/09

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This was so good! Everyone loved it. Will definitely make this again! - 10/20/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    We eat chicken all the time... and this was an instant hit and different than our usual. THANK you! - 10/20/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    wow! - 10/14/09

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Easy and wonderful recipe for chicken. My boys loved it! - 9/23/09

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    it was really good i will make it again - 8/12/09

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    very good...used fresh thyme. - 7/20/09

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    ver y good. easy to prepare. would make it again. - 7/19/09

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Just what I was looking for - yummy and easy!! - 7/14/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Awesome! It's even great cold with your salad for next day's lunch. My 11 yr old even loves it. - 6/4/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    My whole family enjoyed this recipe. It was easy and quite quick to prepare after work for supper. - 3/17/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    this was tender, tasty, easy, fast and a definite recipe to repeat. - 2/13/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This was very good.Thanks for the recipe - 2/9/09

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Good recipe, my family ate it all. Basic ingredients that I always have on hand, quick & easy. - 2/2/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
    This was pretty good! Im a college student livng in a dorm so my cooking supplies are limited. The ingredients werent too complicated and it was easy to make.however the calories and nutrional facts arent accurate. one tbsp of evoo is 120 cals and each tbsp of honey has 60 cals its better to enter i - 2/1/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I tried this recipe and it was awesome. The family went from not liking chicken to loving. My step-daughter can never get enough. Now she likes eating with a salad and using a little of the sauce as the dressing. - 1/19/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This was awesome. So easy, so flavorful and juicy. It smelled so good with the spices I didn't think it needed the balsamic glaze. Turns out, the glaze elevates this chicken from delicious to divine!! - 1/12/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Very easy and very delicious! - 11/17/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Hubby wanted something not stir fried. Found and tried this recipe. We absolutely loved it and it was very quick and easy. - 11/15/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    My family and friends love this recipe! It's so simple, yet so incredibly full of flavor. It turns boring chicken breast into a *wow* dish. - 11/13/08

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This was very good and very easy to make. I was able to do this with just what I had in my pantry. - 11/12/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    very simple and quick but very flavorful - 11/4/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This is a great recipe--easy and tasty. Also try using raspberry or cherry preserves in place of the honey. Even yummier, IMO! And you can also do the same thing with lean pork chops. (Can you tell this is a favorite of mine? lol) - 10/31/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    My husband and I love this recipe. I make it at least once a week! - 10/20/08

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  • Not bad but the glaze had a bit of an odd taste to me! It may have been the balsamic vinegar I used (bargain brand) or the honey (which was grainy). I think I also overdid the thyme. I may try it again with a few adjustments but overall it was good! - 2/12/14

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  • I've tried this both on the stovetop and in the oven. The oven definitely results in a jucier breast. I baked it in the sauce, so it didn't get too glaze-y. Next time I want to try adding some slices of onion on top of the chicken, then pouring the glaze over it all. - 1/8/14

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  • Yummy! I baked as well. Basted ar 25 minutes. Delicious - 9/13/13

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  • very juicey ,easy and tasty.. served it with brown rice and veggies.. husband stated he would like that dish again! - 8/1/13

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  • This recipe was DELICIOUS and easy to make! The chicken breasts I was using were large, so I ended up burning the outside of the chicken while cooking. Will probably try baking or using smaller pieces to avoid this next time. Otherwise, loved the overall taste and will definitely make this again! - 4/29/13

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  • Excellent! Quick and easy to prepare, very tasty! - 4/9/13

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  • Very good. One son liked without the glaze. He is 10 years old. he liked the meat though and it was a hit for the family. Will make again.
    Thanks for sharing - 4/9/13

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  • Delicious. Even my adult sons liked it. - 2/23/13

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  • This was really good and easy to make. Will definitely make again! - 2/21/13

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  • Amazingly tasty and easy. I too baked the chicken and loved the results. Moist and not dry at all. The glaze was great! Doubled the recipe. It is a tad too sweet, so will adjust next time. Loved the dry seasoning--created a crust-like exterior. Great flavor! - 2/19/13

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I'm not a breading fan so I did eveything the same except no breading. Delicious! Love the glaze. - 1/1/13

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  • I thought this was amazing! And it looked like a fancy meal that would take a long time to make. The only things I did differently was to sub garlic-infused olive oil for the EVOO and garlic powder, and to omit the salt. Next time, I will also make more glaze for the rice. - 11/16/12

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  • make this all the time with thighs
    - 10/2/12

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  • Really good recipe but I think I used too much honey as it was rather sweet. I'll just have to cut down on it next time. - 8/8/12

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  • Made this today and wasn't sure what to expect. It was so good!
    my son and mom enjoyed it as well. This one is a keeper. I think next time I will try it backed in the oven. - 8/1/12

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  • I just made this tonight. I followed the advice of the others and baked it in the oven, covered for 20 minutes at 350, then took the cover off and cooked for the last 10 minutes. I added more honey and Worcestershire Sauce. I think I will try this again. - 6/20/12

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  • This was really nice, except for it needs a lot more honey!
    I fried cooked new potatoes, onions, red and green peppers, with a variety of herbs and whole grain rice. - 6/17/12

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  • I baked it in the oven tented with alum. foil @ 375 for25min ...sprayed EVOO, skipped the garlic powder used cumin instead.. made sauce separately served sauce over chicken and brown rice... - 5/3/12

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  • my husband's favorite so far! - 5/3/12

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  • I made this tonight. I forgot to add the thyme though. It still turned out really tasty though. I loved how easy and fast it was too. - 4/17/12

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  • Used the sliced chicken in a big bowl of spinach salad (with cucumbers, tomatoes, colored pepper and red onion) after baking it for 30 minutes. The glaze was a good dressing although I added a bit more balsamic. My 16 year old son's salad included 1 cup of brown pasta and cubed mozzarella cheese. - 3/28/12

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  • Im making this right now for dinner tonight (we are eating in shifts so I have to make it early!) It smells SO good in my house - I cannot WAIT to dig in!!! :) Also, hot pan cold oil will keep the breasts from sticking in your pan. :) - 3/19/12

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  • Chicken can be so blah sometimes, but this is seriously good! Very flavorful and simple. I like to use chicken tenderloins instead of the breasts because they're smaller, easier to handle, and they make portioning super easy. They're also slightly leaner, but not that much. - 2/21/12

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  • These were absolutely delicious! I'm the one who took the photo :) I made them while my hubbie was out of town. I'm making them again tonight for him to try!! I cooked them in the oven too - 2/21/12

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  • Served this to family and company, and it was loved by both. I was asked to send the recipe to others who ate it. Will definitely make it again. Very easy and delicious. - 2/16/12

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  • DEELISH! - 2/15/12

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  • a little dry but loved the flavor. next time i will bake in the oven. - 2/8/12

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  • Very Good - 1/26/12

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  • Simple& Tasty! The only change I made was that I added about 2 T of apple brandy to the pan before the vinegar & honey to deglaze it. It helped pull in the chicken flavors & added a lot of depth to the sauce. I also thickened the sauce with cornstarch in cold water, & put the sauce on our veggies. - 1/16/12

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  • I absolutely love this! It's so fast, simple and DELICIOUS! Thank you so much for sharing! This is one of my new favorites! - 1/5/12

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  • This was amazing. I wasn't sure I'd like it, but I did. The glaze smells bad (I think), but taste great. I baked the chicken first and then added the glaze. Yummy! - 1/1/12

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  • It was really good flavor. Next time I will pound the chicken thinner and cook it like a cutlet. With the thicker piece of chicken pan frying can burn it a little. Otherwise it was delicious. - 12/19/11

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  • Love, love, love this recipe! Thanks - 12/6/11

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  • Absolutely amazing! Used a bit more vinegar than called for and a tad bit of lemon juice, as well as a little bit of frozen chopped onion. I was out of thyme so I used savory. Served over onion-citrus rice with a salad. Sooo good! Will make again, and try on pork chops! Ooh, or maybe fish... - 11/21/11

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  • Delicious. With recipes like this, losing weight will be easy. Thank you! - 11/19/11

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  • Very good. Thank you so much for a new family favorite! - 10/17/11

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  • Yummy!!! - 9/29/11

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  • Easy to cook, I used apple cider vinegar and Worcestershire sauce since I did not have balsamic. Plan to try cooking it in the oven next time. - 9/28/11

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  • Oh yes, this is going into the rotation. I love it. - 9/18/11

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  • I also baked in the oven at 350 for 30 minutes, making the breasts a little more tender. This is a fantastic recipe! My kids (ages 4 and 6) and husband also loved it. Will definitely make again! - 9/17/11

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  • Interesting, easy to make, and tasted great! - 7/25/11

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  • Really loved this! - 7/22/11

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  • This was very good! I was really impressed with how the seasoning works with the glaze. Next time, I'm going to grill the chicken instead of pan fry. Thank you!!! - 7/17/11

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  • This is a great recipe. It's very easy to make. I chose to bake it instead of cooking it on the stove. - 7/8/11

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  • This was excellent! Definitely a keeper! I may try to bake it as others have commented about. Mine was juicy, but like to try it different ways. Thanks for posting! - 6/23/11

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  • A quick and delicious dinner, I pair it with baked acorn squash and it's a big hit. It's now part of my weekly menu. - 5/24/11

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  • Really good. - 5/18/11

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  • Very delicious! I have never made a glaze, so I rushed it a little, but on the 2nd time, I gave it its time to thicken up and it was fabulous! Thanks for the great recipe! - 4/27/11

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  • VERY GOOD..AND EASY TO MAKE. - 4/22/11

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  • mmmmm..... - 4/4/11

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  • This was good! I loved the glaze, yummy! Thanks for sharing - 3/22/11

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  • This had great flavor! The kids wouldn't eat it because they said it smelled bad. made as written, served with zucchini & potatoes. Next time I think I'd change the thyme to something different & bake it. - 3/9/11

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  • this was an instant hit - 2/10/11

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  • Very Good. Also good without the sauce and on the grill. - 1/26/11

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  • This was fantastic! All of my girls ate it and it was easy to make! - 1/23/11

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  • Absolutely loved it thanks for the recipe - 1/17/11

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  • This is wonderful! So quick, easy, and yummy! I think I could live on this! - 1/7/11

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  • Made this tonight, totally forgot the thyme which I bought just for this! But it turned out fantastic anyhow. Boyfriend said "its so good I want to eat more but Im so full!!! Haha Used white vinegar instead..for some reason my balsamic was 100 cals a tbsp..wayyy too much. - 12/28/10

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