Balsamic Marinated Chicken Breasts   –  Source 

These tender Balsamic Marinated Chicken Breasts are easy to make in the oven or on the grill! You are going to love this flavorful and super juicy chicken dinner recipe.



  • 4 (1 pound, total) boneless, skinless chicken breasts

  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

  • 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1/2 tablespoon dried oregano

  • 1/2 tablespoon dried basil

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper

  • olive oil cooking spray

  • balsamic glaze, for topping, optional



  • Place chicken breasts in a large resealable plastic bag; set aside.
  • In a mixing bowl, whisk together oil, vinegar, garlic, oregano, basil, salt and pepper.
  • Add marinade to the chicken breasts; seal the bag and refrigerate for 1 hour, or up to 12 hours.


To Bake

  • Preheat oven to 425˚F. Remove chicken from marinade; discard marinade.
  • Lightly pat dry the chicken breasts with paper towels.
  • Spray a baking dish with cooking oil.
  • Add chicken breasts to the baking dish; lightly spray chicken with olive oil cooking spray and bake, uncovered, for 22 to 24 minutes, or until internal temperature registers at 165˚F. Start checking for doneness at the 20-minute mark.
  • Remove from oven and let stand 8 to 10 minutes before cutting.
  • Top with a drizzle of balsamic glaze and serve.


To Grill

  • Preheat an outdoor grill to medium-high; about 425˚F to 450˚F.
  • Brush grill grates with oil.
  • Grill chicken for 5 to 8 minutes per side, or until internal temperature reaches 165˚F. Thicker chicken breasts will need more time to cook.
  • Remove from grill; let stand 8 to 10 minutes before cutting.
  • Top with a drizzle of balsamic glaze and serve.



Nutrition Facts
Balsamic Marinated Chicken Breasts (Oven and Grill)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 239Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Cholesterol 73mg24%
Sodium 717mg30%
Potassium 455mg13%
Carbohydrates 4g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 24g48%
Vitamin A 34IU1%
Vitamin C 2mg2%
Calcium 34mg3%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


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