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Sliced balsamic marinated chicken on a wooden cutting board.
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Balsamic Grilled Chicken

Balsamic grilled chicken is marinated in simple ingredients before hitting the grill. It's a great weeknight dinner when you're looking for something completely delicious without a lot of effort.
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Marinade Time8 hours
Total Time8 hours 30 minutes
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American, Barbecue
Keyword: Balsamic Grilled Chicken
Servings: 4 people
Author: Susie Bulloch


  • 4 chicken breasts

Balsamic Marinade

  • cup olive oil
  • 3 Tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 Tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 2 cloves minced garlic


  • Marinate. Combine all marinade ingredients in a gallon zip-top bag. Add the chicken breasts to the marinade and massage to coat. Marinate in the fridge for at least 4 hours, or up to 8 hours.
  • Preheat. When you are ready to cook your chicken, preheat the grill to 375 degrees F.
  • Grill. Remove the chicken from the marinade and place it directly on the grill grates. Close the lid and grill for 7-8 minutes. Flip the chicken breasts, close the lid, and grill for an additional 7-8 minutes, or until the thermometer reads 162 degrees F.
  • Rest. Place the cooked chicken on a plate, cover with foil, and let rest for 4-5 minutes to allow the carry-over heat to finish cooking the chicken to 165 degrees F.
  • Enjoy. Slice the chicken and serve! This balsamic grilled chicken is great on salads, over pasta or rice, or served alongside grilled vegetables.


Calories: 449kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 48g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 15g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 145mg | Sodium: 847mg | Potassium: 878mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 88IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 36mg | Iron: 1mg