Balsamic Chicken (4 Ingredient Marinade)
Balsamic Chicken with an easy & simple 4 ingredient marinade! Full of flavor, moist, juicy, and so delicious grilled or baked in the oven.
Servings 4 chicken breasts
- 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
- 1 cup balsamic vinaigrette salad dressing I like Ken's Steakhouse brand
- 4 cloves garlic
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon black pepper
- ¼ crushed red pepper flakes optional, if you want some heat
Place chicken breasts into a gallon-sized Ziploc bag (or a mixing bowl with a lid will work). Add in the balsamic dressing, garlic cloves, and salt & pepper.
Let the extra out and zip the bag shut. Shake the bag and use your hands to mix everything together and make sure the chicken is coated. Refrigerate for 1-4 hours.
You can either grill this chicken OR bake it in the oven. If grilling, remove chicken from bag and grill over medium heat for 8-10 minutes per side or until it reaches the temperature of 165°. We prefer this chicken grilled!If baking the chicken, heat the oven to 400° and place chicken breasts into a 9x13 baking dish. Pour the extra marinade over top the chicken. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until the chicken reaches the temperature of 165°.
Use anywhere from 3-4 chicken breasts with this recipe. I normally use 3 larger chicken breasts and then cut each one in half (lengthwise) so I end up with 6 thinner pieces of chicken breasts.
For the garlic cloves you can use fresh cloves that you mince or press. Use garlic paste from a tube. Or you can use chopped garlic from the jar.
Marinade this chicken from 1-4 hours. I always do 4 hours and we love the flavor! But if you only have 1 hour then that's fine too.
I have never added the crushed red pepper flakes because.... kids! :) But feel free to add it if you some heat/spice to the chicken.
Calories: 383kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 91mg | Sodium: 1277mg | Potassium: 536mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 43IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 1mg