Grilled Chicken Breasts with Balsamic Sauce

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Grilled Chicken Breasts with Balsamic Sauce
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
35mins
Category:
Recipe by Administrator
Published on December 03, 2023

This recipe for Grilled Chicken Breasts with Balsamic Sauce is a perfect dish for a summer barbecue or a weeknight dinner. The chicken breasts are marinated in a flavorful mixture of balsamic vinegar, garlic, herbs, and spices, then grilled to perfection. The balsamic sauce adds a tangy and sweet element to the dish, making it a crowd-pleaser. Serve the juicy grilled chicken breasts with a side of roasted vegetables or a fresh green salad for a complete and satisfying meal.

Ingredients

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, whisk together balsamic vinegar, olive oil, minced garlic, dried basil, dried oregano, salt, and black pepper.
  2. Place the chicken breasts in a resealable plastic bag and pour the marinade over them. Seal the bag and shake it gently to coat the chicken evenly. Marinate in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour, or up to overnight for maximum flavor.
  3. Preheat the grill to medium-high heat. Remove the chicken breasts from the marinade and discard the marinade.
  4. Grill the chicken breasts for 6-8 minutes per side, or until cooked through and no longer pink in the center. The internal temperature should reach 165°F (74°C).
  5. While the chicken is grilling, prepare the balsamic sauce. In a small saucepan, combine honey and Dijon mustard over medium heat. Cook for 2-3 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the sauce has thickened slightly.
  6. Once the chicken is cooked, remove it from the grill and let it rest for a few minutes. Then, drizzle the balsamic sauce over the chicken breasts.
  7. Serve the grilled chicken breasts with balsamic sauce hot, alongside your favorite side dishes.

Interesting Facts

  • Balsamic vinegar is made from cooked grapes and aged for several years, resulting in a sweet and tangy flavor.
  • Marinating the chicken breasts helps to tenderize the meat and infuse it with delicious flavors.
  • Grilling the chicken breasts adds a smoky char and enhances the overall taste of the dish.