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

Ingredients:
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

Directions:
-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.

9 comments:

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

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  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!

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

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  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

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  5. Ciao Julie ! This recipe sounds wonderful !!

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  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!

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

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

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

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