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Grilled Balsamic Marinated Chicken Breasts served with sides

Grilled Balsamic Marinated Chicken Breasts

Five ingredients + one hour to marinate + 15 minutes on the grill = perfect Grilled Balsamic Marinated Chicken Breasts.
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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Additional Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 20 mins
Course Poultry
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings
Calories 220 kcal


  • 4 5-6 ounce boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • cup balsamic vinegar
  • cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasonings
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste (optional)


  • Place the chicken breasts in a zip-top bag. Using the smooth side of a meat mallet, lightly pound them until they are fairly uniform in thickness (in other words, try to get the thick part to be closer to thickness as the thin part) .
  • Mix the remaining ingredients together and pour into the bag. Squeeze as much air as possible out of the bag and marinate in the refrigerator for 1 - 4 hours.
  • Clean and lightly oil the grids of your BBQ or grill. Heat to high; when hot, remove the chicken from the marinade. Pour the marinade into a microwave-safe dish and microwave on high for 1 - 2 minutes or until it boils, or place it in a small sauté pan and bring to a boil over high heat on the stovetop. 
  • Place the chicken on the grill and lower the heat (if using charcoal, set it up for off heat cooking); you want the temperature to be around 350°F. Cook, turning occasionally and basting with the marinade (do not baste during the last 2 minutes of cooking time). It should take about 15 minutes for the breast to be cooked through. Remove the chicken discarding any additional marinade.


Serving: 1gSodium: 359mgCholesterol: 82mgCalories: 220kcalPolyunsaturated Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 1gFat: 9gProtein: 33gCarbohydrates: 1g
Keyword balsamic, BBQ, chicken breast, marinated
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