Grilled Balsamic Chicken

Recipe posted in: Flex Meals & Snacks, Lunches & Dinners, Main Courses
Grilled Balsamic Chicken Breast on a plate with lemon and oregano

Take ordinary grilled chicken to the next level with a tasty balsamic marinade made from simple ingredients! All you need is a few pantry staples to make this tender Balsamic Grilled Chicken that’s perfect for summer barbecues. Serve it over a seasonal salad, with grilled veggies or even Air Fryer Mexican Street Corn for the ultimate healthy picnic meal!

Who knew that you could create the perfect grilled chicken marinade recipe with just a handful of healthy staples? Simply combine two tablespoons of olive oil, three tablespoons of balsamic vinegar, one tablespoon of Italian seasoning, three minced garlic cloves and a half-teaspoon of black pepper in a zip-top bag.

Add a pound of chicken to the zip-top bag and let it marinate in the fridge for at least two hours (or up to 12 hours). When you’re ready to get grilling, preheat your grill to medium-high heat and spray the grates with a nonstick cooking spray.  Cook the Balsamic Grilled Chicken for five to eight minutes per side, until it is fully cooked. Let it sit for five to 10 minutes before you dig in.

Pro Tip: We love this marinade with chicken, but it would be just as delicious with steak or seafood! You can feel free to tweak it to your taste buds. Try it with your favorite spices and herbs or swap out the olive oil with avocado oil. You can even use another type of vinegar for a different flavor profile, such as apple cider vinegar or white wine vinegar.

This recipe makes a total of six servings, but feel free to double up the recipe if you’re serving a crowd! One serving contains 140 calories. If you’re on Nutrisystem, you can log it in your NuMi app journal as one PowerFuel and two Extras.

Craving more balsamic? Try out this Coffee Balsamic Marinade recipe! We think you’ll also love these Honey Balsamic Glazed Carrots, Tomato Peach Salad and Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Balsamic Mustard Glaze. >

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Servings: 6

Calories per Serving: 140

On Nutrisystem, Count As: 1 PowerFuel and 2 Extras


  • 1 lb. chicken breast
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 3 Tbsp. balsamic vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp. Italian seasoning
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • ½ tsp. black pepper


  1. Combine all ingredients in a zip-top bag. Shake to fully cover the chicken pieces in the marinade. Refrigerate for 2-12 hours.
  2. Preheat grill to medium-high heat. Spray the grates with nonstick spray.
  3. Grill chicken 5-8 minutes per side, until fully cooked.
  4. Let sit for 5-10 minutes, before serving.
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