Monday, August 13, 2012

Barbequed Balsamic Chicken

I am always looking for a new way to cook chicken. I really love to marinade chicken breasts and then barbeque them, I find it gives plain old chicken lots of flavour and keeps it juicy.

I have a few marinades in my repertoire but I thought I would try something new. I love balsamic vinegar so I thought I would use that as my base.

We loved it! My in house taste tester even asked if there was more after he finished his piece, I had to give him some of mine!!

What you need,

2-4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
2 tbsp. balsamic vinegar
¼ cup olive oil
½ tsp. dried thyme
½ tsp. dried oregano
½ tsp. dried rosemary
½ tsp. garlic powder
½ tsp. onion powder
1 tsp. grainy mustard
Salt and Pepper to taste

In a large zip lock bag combine the balsamic vinegar, olive oil, dried herbs and mustard. Season with salt and pepper, I used about ½ teaspoon of salt and ¼ teaspoon of pepper.
Seal the bag and shake to combine.

Add the chicken breasts and massage the marinade in for a minute or two.
Stash it in the fridge for 1 hour to 90 minutes, don’t go any longer than that. The vinegar can start to make the chicken mushy if you let it marinade too long.

When you are ready, heat your barbeque to medium heat. Grill the chicken for 5-6 minutes on the first side then flip and cook another 5-6 minutes until the chicken is cooked through and it has a nice brown crust.
Let the cooked chicken rest for 5 minutes before serving.

This marinade gave the chicken such amazing flavour.
It was juicy and tender, a lovely dinner. I will share the recipe for that amazing looking salad tomorrow!!


1 comment:

  1. I like the idea of balsamic vinegar as a marinade! Delicious!