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sliced chicken breast with grill marks set on a white plate

Balsamic Marinated Chicken Breasts (Oven and Grill)

Katerina | Diethood
These tender Balsamic Marinated Chicken Breasts are easy to make in the oven or on the grill! Your family will love this flavorful chicken dinner recipe.
Servings : 4
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
To Marinate 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 25 mins


  • 4 (1 pound, total) boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 tablespoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
  • olive oil cooking spray
  • balsamic glaze, for topping, optional


  • Place chicken breasts in a large resealable plastic bag; set aside.
  • In a mixing bowl, whisk together oil, vinegar, garlic, oregano, basil, salt and pepper.
  • Add marinade to the chicken breasts; seal the bag and refrigerate for 1 hour, or up to 12 hours.
To Bake
  • Preheat oven to 425˚F. Remove chicken from marinade; discard marinade.
  • Lightly pat dry the chicken breasts with paper towels.
  • Spray a baking dish with cooking oil.
  • Add chicken breasts to the baking dish; lightly spray chicken with olive oil cooking spray and bake, uncovered, for 22 to 24 minutes, or until internal temperature registers at 165˚F. Start checking for doneness at the 20-minute mark.
  • Remove from oven and let stand 8 to 10 minutes before cutting.
  • Top with a drizzle of balsamic glaze and serve.
To Grill
  • Preheat an outdoor grill to medium-high; about 425˚F to 450˚F.
  • Brush grill grates with oil.
  • Grill chicken for 5 to 8 minutes per side, or until internal temperature reaches 165˚F. Thicker chicken breasts will need more time to cook.
  • Remove from grill; let stand 8 to 10 minutes before cutting.
  • Top with a drizzle of balsamic glaze and serve.


  • Oven
  • Grill




Calories: 239 kcal | Carbohydrates: 4 g | Protein: 24 g | Fat: 14 g | Saturated Fat: 2 g | Cholesterol: 73 mg | Sodium: 717 mg | Potassium: 455 mg | Fiber: 1 g | Sugar: 2 g | Vitamin A: 34 IU | Vitamin C: 2 mg | Calcium: 34 mg | Iron: 1 mg | Net Carbs: 3 g

Nutritional info is an estimate and provided as courtesy. Values may vary according to the ingredients and tools used. Please use your preferred nutritional calculator for more detailed info.

Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: balsamic chicken, chicken marinade, grilled chicken breast, how to grill chicken, how to grill chicken breast, marinated chicken breast