Grilled Balsamic Chicken Recipe

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

Transform ordinary grilled chicken into a culinary delight with this simple yet flavorful Balsamic Grilled Chicken recipe. Perfect for summer barbecues and outdoor gatherings, this dish brings together tender chicken and a flavorful balsamic marinade to create a mouth-watering meal that’s both easy to prepare and deliciously satisfying.

How to Make Balsamic Grilled Chicken

Simple and Healthy Ingredients for a Perfect Marinade

This recipe utilizes pantry staples to craft a marinade that enhances the natural flavors of chicken. The ingredients include olive oil, balsamic vinegar, Italian seasoning, minced garlic, and black pepper—each adding its unique taste to create a perfectly balanced marinade.

Simply mix these ingredients in a zip-top bag, add the chicken and let the flavors meld in the refrigerator. Marinating for at least two hours (or up to 12 hours) ensures that each bite is infused with deliciousness.

Grilling Instructions for Perfect Balsamic Chicken

When you’re ready to grill, preheat your grill to medium-high heat and prepare the grates with nonstick cooking spray to prevent sticking. Grill the chicken for five to eight minutes on each side or until fully cooked through. Resting the chicken for five to 10 minutes after grilling helps the juices redistribute, making each slice succulently moist.

Nutritional Information

This recipe yields six servings, with each serving containing 140 calories, making it a light yet satisfying option. Feel free to double up the recipe if you’re serving a crowd! If you’re following a Nutrisystem plan, you can count one serving as one PowerFuel and two Extras, perfectly fitting into a balanced meal plan.

Versatile Marinade for Any Protein

This balsamic marinade is wonderfully versatile and can be adapted to suit various proteins. Whether you’re grilling steak, seafood or even vegetables, the marinade adds depth and richness to any dish.

You can also tweak the marinade recipe to your liking. Experiment with different oils like avocado oil for a healthier twist, or try various vinegars like apple cider or white wine vinegar to adjust the flavor profile. You could even try it with your favorite spices and herbs!

Serving Suggestions for Balsamic Grilled Chicken

Serve this Balsamic Grilled Chicken over a crisp seasonal salad, alongside grilled veggies, or with a side of Air Fryer Mexican Street Corn to create the ultimate healthy picnic meal. You could also pair it with grilled peaches to make a peach balsamic grilled chicken dish. These pairings not only enhance the meal’s flavors but also add a colorful and nutritious component to your dining experience.

Explore More Balsamic Recipes

If you’re a fan of balsamic flavors, explore other recipes that use this versatile ingredient. Try our Coffee Balsamic Marinade recipe for a unique twist, or enjoy side dishes like Honey Balsamic Glazed Carrots, Tomato Peach Salad and Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Balsamic Mustard Glaze. These recipes provide additional ways to incorporate the rich, tangy flavor of balsamic vinegar into your meals.

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Servings: 6

Calories per Serving: 140

On Nutrisystem, Count As: 1 PowerFuel and 2 Extras

Ingredients:

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

Directions:

  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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