RECIPE: Healthy Easy Balsamic Chicken

bbmb1097October 26, 2007

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Easy Balsamic Chicken


4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves (1 to 1 1/4 pounds total)

1/4 cup balsamic vinegar

1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil

3 cloves garlic, minced (1 1/2 teaspoons minced)

1/4 teaspoon kosher salt

1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper



1. Place each chicken breast between 2 pieces of plastic wrap. Using the flat side of a meat mallet, pound lightly to 1/2-inch thickness. Remove plastic wrap.

2. Place chicken in a self-sealing plastic bag. In a small bowl combine vinegar, oil, garlic, kosher salt, and crushed red pepper. Pour over chicken. Seal bag; turn to coat chicken. Cover and marinate in the refrigerator for 1 to 4 hours, turning bag occasionally.

3. Drain, discarding marinade. For a charcoal grill, grill chicken on the rack of an uncovered grill directly over medium coals for 10 to 12 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink (170°F), turning once halfway through grilling. (For a gas grill, preheat grill. Reduce heat to medium. Place chicken on grill rack over heat. Cover and grill as above.)

Oven method: Place chicken on a rack in a shallow roasting pan. Roast chicken in a 400°F oven for about 15 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink (170°F).

We just tried this the other night on the grill and it was very tasty. I got everything ready the night before and let it marinate all day. It was very tender and had good flavor. Highly recommend! :)

Number Of Servings:Serves 4

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Thanks, looks good!

    Bookmark   October 29, 2007 at 9:19AM
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Thanks bbmb, that sounds good, I am printing it now and already have all the ingredients.

I think it will be tomorrow's dinner.

    Bookmark   October 29, 2007 at 10:14PM
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very interesting, made my own today, used some of the same ingredients, but i used reduction for balsamic and took out the red pepper. added a few other techniques. i would love to try this one someday sounds great. thank you.

    Bookmark   February 8, 2011 at 7:55PM
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