Brown Sugar Balsamic Grilled Chicken

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This super simple balsamic grilled chicken will be your new favorite dinner idea Brown Sugar Balsamic Grilled Chicken

    • 1 lb. chicken breasts (about 3-4 medium breasts)
For marinade:
  • 1/2 c. balsamic vinegar
  • 1/3 c. olive oil
  • 3 Tbsp. brown sugar
  • 2 tsp. minced garlic (about 2-3 cloves)
  • 1 tsp. ground pepper (several turns of the pepper grinder)
  • salt, optional (about 1/2 tsp.)
  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together the vinegar, olive oil, brown sugar, minced garlic and pepper. Reserve about 3 Tbsp. of the marinade and set aside.
  2. Place the chicken breasts into a resealable bag (or resealable container with lid), and pour the remainder of the marinade over the chicken. Coat chicken well and refrigerate for 30 minutes to 24 hours.
  3. Heat grill to medium-high. Treat grill grates with olive oil, or non-stick grilling spray. (If using spray, be sure to turn OFF the grill, spray, and then turn back on.) Place chicken over indirect heat, and grill approximately 6 minutes (per side.) Once you turn the chicken, brush with the reserved balsamic marinade, and let it cook for its final 6 minutes.
  4. Remove chicken from grill, transfer to serving plate, and enjoy right away.
Be sure to check the chicken for doneness by either testing with a meat thermometer, insuring it has reached an internal temperature of 160 degrees. You can also cut into the chicken – the meat is done when it is all white (no pink) and the juices run clear. You can also use other types of chicken pieces besides breasts – legs, thighs, and even wings are great with this marinade.


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