Balsamic Chicken


Since I had my daughter Chloe several months ago, we've been eating A LOT of chicken in this house. It's one of my family's favorite foods because it's not too expensive, very easy to digest and is super easy to prepare with little mess. We're so busy around here that I like to cook a whole bunch of boneless, skinless breasts at a time, so we always have a good protein to munch on for lunch, dinner or even as a snack. I realized that Kenya and my husband were starting to get burned out on my usual chicken recipe, so I decided to switch it up a bit. I wanted to do something with the chicken that would allow it to be yummy all on it's own, in chopped salads, or with pasta, but seriously quick and easy.

I love this versatile recipe because you can triple it to feed a crowd for a summer BBQ or simply make some for dinner and have plenty leftover for Kenya's afternoon snack. This recipe is a no brainer, especially for those who don't like to cook!


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Balsamic Chicken (Serves 4)

Prep Time: 30 mins Cook Time: 5 mins

egg free

nut free

dairy free

gluten free


  • 1/4 Cup balsamic vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp dijon mustard
  • 1 Garlic clove, minced
  • 4 Chicken Breasts, boneless and skinless


1. Place the first 4 ingredients in a bowl, zipper bag or pyrex dish and whisk to combine.

2. Add the chicken breasts, cover and marinade for 1 hour or overnight (I’ve done everything from marinading it for 30 minutes and up to 20 hours and it was delicious every time).

3. Preheat gas or charcoal grill to medium high heat.

4. Cook chicken breasts for 4-5 minutes on each side or until cooked through, but still moist.

5. Serve.

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Hi, I’m Catherine. Mama of three. A Kentucky girl living in California. Here’s what I know: all kids can be great eaters and mealtime must be easy. I create simple, healthy recipes the whole family will love.

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  • Jen

    Made this marinade for chicken breasts and barbecued them this afternoon after marinading for 2 hours. SO DELICIOUS that I had to post a comment. They were extra moist and I'm wondering if the vinegar almost acts like a tenderizer? Just awesome.

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    Can you bake the chicken using this recipe? If so at what heat and for how long?

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  • Stephanie/Franki

    We absolutely LOVE this simple yet tasty dish! It is my (Stephanie) go-to dish, so we've featured it on our blog! Thank you for your amazing ideas!

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  • Donelle

    I was curious about baking too. I started the process for this meal and then realized our bbq is out of propane.

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  • Zaeaton

    I'm wondering if it can be cooked another way other than a grill. We have no grill (no yard). If so, I could REALLY use some instructions!! Thanks!!!

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  • Ruth

    New favorite way to marinade chicken! We baked the chicken in the oven at 375 for 35 minutes, and it turned out great!

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  • Karen

    I'm wondering about baking too! I'm also considering using our panini maker to \"grill\" these tonight!

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    • Catherine

      Bake in a 350 degree F oven for 20-40 minutes depending on the size of the chicken!

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    On this \"Balsamic Chicken\" recipe, how long &amp; what temp to bake in the oven?

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