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Balsamic, Garlic, and Basil Marinated Chicken Breasts

Balsamic, Garlic, and Basil Marinated Chicken Breasts

My sister requested that I make up a balsamic marinade for chicken breasts so here it is Dana. I adapted a recipe from Eating Well that looked simple and delicious. I let the chicken marinate for 24 hours and then cooked it on the grill. The chicken turned a nice brown color from the balsamic vinegar and it turned out juicy and so flavorful! I really loved the sweetness from the balsamic vinegar and the basil and garlic flavors made the chicken extra tasty. I served it with a delicious cucumber salad which will post tomorrow for a healthy and tasty meal.

Balsamic, Garlic, and Basil Marinated Chicken Breasts

How to Make Balsamic, Garlic, and Basil Marinated Chicken Breasts

Combine the olive oil, balsamic vinegar, garlic, basil, sea salt, and freshly cracked pepper, to taste, together in a large zip lock bag.  Mix until well combined then add the chicken breasts to it, seal and place into the refrigerator for 2-24 hours.

Remove the chicken from the refrigerator 20 minutes prior to grilling.

Coat the grill rack with cooking spray then heat on high.  Season both sides of the chicken with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste then place the chicken on the grill rack and cook 4-6 minutes per side or until cooked through and the juices run clear.  Let the chicken rest for 5-7 minutes before slicing and serving with a little more chopped basil sprinkled on top.  Enjoy.

Balsamic, Garlic, and Basil Marinated Chicken Breasts

 

Balsamic, Garlic, and Basil Marinated Chicken Breasts

Balsamic, Garlic, and Basil Marinated Chicken Breasts

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Course: Main
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 4
Author: Pam / For the Love of Cooking

Equipment

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup of olive oil
  • ¼ cup of balsamic vinegar
  • 2 cloves of garlic minced
  • 1 tbsp fresh basil
  • Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper to taste
  • 4 skinless boneless chicken breasts

Instructions

  • Combine the olive oil, balsamic vinegar, garlic, basil, sea salt, and freshly cracked pepper, to taste, together in a large zip lock bag. Mix until well combined then add the chicken breasts to it, seal and place into the refrigerator for 2-24 hours.
  • Remove the chicken from the refrigerator 20 minutes prior to grilling.
  • Coat the grill rack with cooking spray then heat on high. Place the chicken on the grill rack and cook 4-6 minutes per side or until cooked through and the juices run clear. Let the chicken rest for 5-7 minutes before slicing and serving with a little more chopped basil sprinkled on top. Enjoy.
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  1. What a sweet sister you are, Pam! Yum…this looks delicious! I love the flavors in this chicken marinade, and can’t wait to make it!

  2. Hi there, I got enticed by all your Superb recipes ! I cant wait to try my hands on it. It is looking so good with all the lovely pictures and write up as well. I have been here after a while but enjoyed scrolling through your rest of the wonderful recipes.
    Have a wonderful week ahead. Thanks for sharing awesome recipes. Best Regards, Sonia !!!

  3. Hi Pam. Those look so good! I have barely cooked all summer long!!! We do a lot of salads and easy stuff for dinner when it is just Greg and I. I am itching to cook again as soon as the weather cools off. I become a cooking fool in the winter!!!!
    Happy Day!!
    XO Kris

  4. I’m glad I could give you homework assignment. You passed with flying colors!!
    I can’t wait to try it in my yummy sandwich…. ~D

  5. If I wanted to bake this in the oven, at what temperature would you use, and for how long..for chicken breasts. Thank you.

  6. Can you use the marinade and freeze the chicken for a future meal or will the chickens texture not hold up? Or will flavored get too strong?

  7. This was easy and quite tasty. I barely had time to let it sit in the marinade for the 2 hours. The next time I will try overnight.