Balsamic Marinated Chicken Breasts
A simple mixture of balsamic vinegar, oil, garlic, and seasonings give boneless chicken breasts great flavor. You can also marinate chicken cutlets.
- Serves: 6 persons
- 1 ½pounds boneless chicken breasts, or chicken cutlets
- ⅓cup balsamic vinegar
- ¼cup extra-virgin olive oil
- 2teaspoons minced garlic
- 1teaspoon kosher salt
- 1teaspoon dried leaf oregano
- 1teaspoon dried leaf basil
- ½teaspoon dried leaf thyme
- ¼teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
Step 1Gather the ingredients.
Step 2Put the chicken in a glass or plastic container or food storage bag.
Step 3In a bowl or large measuring cup, combine the balsamic vinegar , olive oil, garlic , salt, oregano, basil, thyme , and pepper. Whisk to blend.
Step 4Pour the marinade mixture over the chicken and turn to coat thoroughly. Cover the container or seal the bag and refrigerate. Let the chicken marinate from 1 to 6 hours.
Step 5Grill the chicken on a grill or in a grill pan , turning to brown both sides until cooked through. Cooking time will vary depending on the thickness of the chicken. Standard chicken breasts will take about 6 to 8 minutes on each side, but thinner cutlets will take less time.
Step 6When done, the chicken will register at least 165 F on an instant-read food thermometer in the thickest part of the chicken breast.