Honey Balsamic Grilled Chicken

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Marinated Chicken is the best kind of chicken to grill. It brings so much flavor to the mild chicken and helps it to stay juicy. This Honey Balsamic Grilled Chicken has such an amazing sweet and tangy flavor set – you and your family are going to love it. This is perfect for a quick dinner on the weeknight. You can get the chicken in and marinating before starting your work day and it’s going to be just 20 minutes of cooking till you are enjoying this easy chicken.

Honey Balsamic Grilled Chicken

Make absolutely sure that you use Balsamic Vinegar and not a premade Balsamic Vinaigrette. Mainly because if you use a vinaigrette you will get too much oil in your marinade and the chicken will get more charred than you probably want it to be. Also if you don’t use a true vinegar, you lose a lot of tanginess that you get from it.

Honey Balsamic Grilled Chicken

I kept the Balsamic theme going when I served this chicken and served it with a Simple Balsamic Pasta Salad. It really rounded out a great backyard summer meal that the whole family scarfed down. It was a great balance of bright and light that you need on a warm day.

Honey Balsamic Grilled Chicken

Now Let’s Get Cookin’!


Honey Balsamic Grilled Chicken

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword balsamic, grilled chicken, honey, marinade
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Marinating Time 30 minutes
Servings 6


  • 8 Chicken Breast, thin-sliced boneless, skinless
  • cup Avocado Oil
  • ¼ cup Honey
  • ¼ cup Balsamic Vinegar
  • 1 tsp Italian Seasoning
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Red Pepper Flakes


  • In a gallon sized-zipper bag, add all ingredients EXCEPT chicken. Mix around until fully incorporated then add Chicken and seal bag. Place in refrigerator to marinade for at least 30 minutes (up to 24 hours).
  • Preheat grill or grill pan to medium-high. Once hot, place chicken breasts on grill, reserve marinade. Brush each piece with marinade and cook for 10 minutes. Flip each piece and brush with marinade again. Cook another 10 minutes. Discard remaining marinade.
  • Remove chicken from grill to a cutting board. Let rest for 5 minutes before slicing on the diagonal.

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Published by Estelle Forrest

I am a lot of things – wife, mother, daughter, sister, niece, friend, business owner, volunteer, and a home chef. I have lived in the Pacific Northwest for most of my adult life and plan to stay forever – while traveling a lot. I am currently running a General Contracting business with my husband out of our home. Between us we have 6 kids in our blended family, 4 of which live with us full-time. We are a highly active family during the week – sports, bands, dance classes – as well as on the weekend – camping, hiking, car shows, and concerts. We like to go go go, but when it comes to dinnertime, we mostly like to dine-in! I love to create things with my hands and have probably tried almost every craft out there at least once or twice. Cooking is a huge part of my life. No matter what anyone says – you can taste the difference in the food if it was made with love. Some of the simplest meals can be elevated so much when they are cooked with care. Pouring love into the meals I create brings a feeling of fulfillment and satisfaction, not only to me, but to the people I care about.

8 thoughts on “Honey Balsamic Grilled Chicken

  1. I love cooking with balsamic vinegar! Your Honey Balsamic Grilled Chicken looks so delicious and sounds so flavourful, Estelle! Thank you for sharing and for being a part of the Hearth and Soul Link Party. Have a wonderful weekend!

  2. This is my personal favorite from last week’s Funtastic Friday, now pinned to the FF board! Thanks for sharing great such great content! Stop by and see what’s new, this week! And thanks again. Melynda@ScratchMadeFood! & DIY Homemade Household

  3. I just love the honey-balsamic flavor mix for a nice grilled chicken, sure looks good! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

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