Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Red Wine Balsamic Grilled Chicken

I am always looking for new ways to grill chicken. A few weeks ago, I spotted this recipe over at Good Things Catered and bookmarked it for future grilling. Katie's recipe called for chicken breasts. I used skin on chicken thighs. This is a quick and easy recipe to put together. The balsamic vinegar and honey give the chicken a wonderful flavor.

Red Wine Balsamic Grilled Chicken

4-5 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, about 3 lbs
(I used chicken thighs)
1/4 c. balsamic vinegar
1/4 c. red wine vinegar
1 Tbsp olive oil
1 Tbsp honey
Juice of 1/2 a sweet lemon (or orange)
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tsp dried mined onion
1 tsp kosher salt
1 tsp dried thyme
1/2 tsp cracked black pepper

-Pound chicken breasts down to uniform thickness throughout (about 1-inch thickness throughout)
-Place in large, deep dish and top with remaining ingredients.
-With tongs, flip chicken and move around to coat evenly.
-Cover and place in fridge for at least 1 hour and up to overnight.
-When ready to cook, remove chicken from fridge and place on sideboard to remove chill while starting grill.
-Preheat gas grill on high for 10 full minutes.
-Clear grates, turn heat to medium-low and place chicken on grates n a diagonal.
-Cover and cook untouched until nice grill marks form, about 5 minutes.
-Flip and continue cooking until cooked through, about 10 minutes.
-Flip one more time, on opposite diagonal, 2 minutes before cooking is complete to obtain grill cross-marks, if desired.
-Remove from heat and let meat rest, covered, on cutting board for 3-5 mins before cutting and serving.

I am linking this to Tempt My Tummy Tuesday's, Tasty Tuesday's and Tuesday's at the Table.


  1. We love grilling, so I'm going to make this next week for sure!!!

  2. I have some chicken breasts thawing in my fridge right now that are in need of a marinade. This sounds like just what I was looking for!

  3. LOVE grilled chicken-this sounds divine! Balsamic-Yum!!!

  4. This really sounds great. I'll have to try these. I'm curious to see how the two vinegars work together. I hope you are having a great day. Blessings...Mary

  5. Ciao Julie ! This recipe sounds wonderful !!

  6. Skin on chicken thighs is the only way to go. So much flavor that way.
    I adore this marinade! Balsamic caramelizes things beautifully!
    I am drooling for a piece of your chicken and I haven't had breakfast yet!

  7. Love grilled chicken, the flavors in your recipe are so delicious, looks amazing!

  8. Love all the flavors in the chicken Julie and all that wonderful char. Looks super delish.

  9. will be on this weeks menu at our house! yum!


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