This Balsamic Herb Grilled Chicken marinade adds rich color and amazing flavor to any cut of chicken.
Has the Pokémon Go craze hit your house yet? It is ALL THAT in this house and seemingly everywhere else as far as I can tell. I’m not sure if it’s because we live in Silicon Valley or whether this phenom has hit the entire country but I have never seen anything like it and I have to say, I’m kind of loving it.
We literally can’t go anywhere without seeing roving gangs of “Go’ers” wandering around outside staring at their phones in an almost zombie-like state. If you’ve seen this and thought maybe some strange virus had hit your community, fear not, they are hunting Pokémon and it is serious business.
This game is provoking kids and adults alike to get out from behind their computer screens and venture outside and people are noticing. I had to laugh at the very serious story on the news the other day reporting that there were a large number of children roaming around outside – stop the presses!
But, seriously, it isn’t just children. My kids grew up trading Pokémon cards and this bit of nostalgia is just too compelling to resist. They are all completely into it. So much, in fact, that I had to download the game on my phone to see what it’s all about.
And by the way, I caught a Growlithe yesterday just outside Target. So there.
It’s summer, the kids are outside having fun, and I’m sharing a delicious chicken recipe with you today. It’s all good!
Besides the incredible flavor, the thing I love most about this Balsamic Herb Grilled Chicken marinade is the rich color and nice caramelization it adds to chicken. It’s rustic, beautiful, and really tasty.
The ingredients consist of olive oil, balsamic vinegar, fresh lemon juice, honey, Dijon mustard, minced garlic, oregano, rosemary, salt, and pepper.
I use dry herbs in this recipe for a couple of reasons – they are potent and I always have them in my pantry which makes it economical and convenient.
Pour the marinade over your choice of chicken pieces. I went with boneless, skinless breasts. Marinate the chicken for several hours before grilling.
Serve it up with an assortment of summer side dishes or slice it up and add it to a big green salad with lots of vibrant, fresh vegetables.
Now, you’ll have to excuse me. I think there might be a Charizard lurking in my garage.
Balsamic Herb Grilled Chicken
- 2 to 3 pounds chicken pieces
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley leaves optional
Balsamic Herb Marinade:
- 1/2 cup olive oil
- 1/3 cup balsamic vinegar
- 1 lemon juiced
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
- 2 teaspoons minced garlic
- 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- Fresh ground black pepper to taste
- Combine marinade in ingredients in a small bowl.
- Place chicken pieces inside a gallon size plastic storage bad and add marinade. Seal bag and turn it over a few times to distribute marinade. Refrigerate chicken for several hours.
- Grill over medium heat until chicken is thoroughly cooked (see Notes below).
- If grilling boneless breast, slice it and garnish with chopped fresh parsley, if desired.