Grilled Honey Balsamic Chicken

August 11, 2008 at 9:54 pm | Posted in Chicken | 5 Comments

I love to grill out in the summer so I’m always looking for new marinade recipes.  I found this one on Good Things Catered and it sounded so yummy that I had to try it.  I made it last night for a quick easy dinner along with homemade french fries (healthy kind) and side salad. 

(Copied straight from Good Things Catered)

4 chicken breasts
1 Tbsp olive oil
4 Tbsp balsamic vinegar, divided
4 Tbsp honey
1 tsp garlic salt with parsley flakes
1/2 tsp coarsely ground pepper

-Heat grill over medium heat
-Pound chicken breasts down to uniform thickness throughout (about 1-inch to 3/4-inch thickness)
-Place in large dish and top with oil, 1 Tbsp vinegar, and seasonings.
-With tongs, move breasts around to coat evenly.
-Place chicken breast-side-down onto grill.
-Do not move meat as much as possible until finished cooking on one side (5-10 minutes depending on temperature of pan)
-Meanwhile, in small saucepan over low heat (I do this grill-side), combine remaining vinegar and honey.
-Cook down, stirring occasionally, until well thickened.
-Flip breasts over and continue cooking until almost cooked through (about 5-7 mins additional).
-Turn grill to medium high heat.
-Brush thickened honey mixture onto chicken and flip.
-Let honey mixture cook/crisp as you brush honey mixture on the other side of chicken pieces.
-Flip and brush one more layer of honey mixture on each side and remove from grill.
-Let meat rest, covered, on cutting board for 3-5 mins before cutting and serving.

Pig Rating:  The pig thought this one was really good.  He isn’t a huge fan of grilled chicken – he would rather be eating something like stuffed shells or enchiladas.  HA!  But he said this one had really good flavor. 

Mrs. Pig Rating:  I loved this!!!  Such an easy recipe and great flavor.  I used one of the breasts on a salad for lunch today and it was super yummy as well.  I’ll definitely be making this one again!



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  1. Yum! This sounds very tasty. Definitely gonna add to the list.

  2. Oh yay!! I’m so glad you liked it. Yeah super easy, but lends a lot of flavor with the minimal effort. 🙂

  3. This looks delicious! I think I might make it tonight.

  4. CB – add it! add it!! It’s so easy and yummy! (And healthy!)

    Katie – I always adore your recipes. I love to just look through you blog! Another winning recipe. 🙂

    Nina – it’s super easy for a quick easy dinner. And yum!

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