Baked Balsamic Chicken

This Baked Balsamic Chicken is healthy, easy and delicious!  This dish can be customized to use whatever herbs you like or have on hand, is super tasty and could not be any simpler!

With a new baby in the house, when it comes to dinner these days, our motto is the easier the better.  Bonus points if it’s healthy.  Fortunately this delicious Baked Balsamic Chicken is both easy and healthy!  The marinade takes minutes to prepare and then is poured in the bag with the chicken.  Let that sit in the refrigerator until you’re ready to bake.  Then you just pour the chicken and marinade in a baking dish and bake.  Simple!

I had been trying to find a balsamic chicken recipe for a while and decided to take matters into my own hands, using my Oven-Baked Sriracha Chicken dish as reference.  What I like about this recipe is that flavors are very complementary and nothing overpowers.  In the recipe below, I listed oregano, but any of your favorite herb(s) would work well here.  I made the recipe for 2, but it can easily be multiplied to serve more, if desired.  I’m thinking this might be the perfect dinner for our Valentine’s Day this year!

Baked Balsamic Chicken

Yield: 2 servings

Baked Balsamic Chicken

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano (or other herb, such as thyme, basil, rosemary, or Italian herb mix)
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon salt, adjust to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper, adjust to taste
  • 2 4-6 ounce boneless, skinless chicken breast halves
  • Cooking spray

Instructions

  1. In a small bowl, put vinegar, oil, oregano, garlic, salt and pepper and mix until combined.
  2. Put chicken in a ziploc bag. Pour vinegar mixture in bag with chicken, seal bag and spread marinade over chicken. Refrigerate for 30 minutes to overnight.
  3. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Spray small baking dish with cooking spray.
  4. Put chicken in prepared baking dish and pour marinade over chicken. Cover and bake for 35 to 40 minutes, or until chicken is cooked thoroughly. Let sit for 5 minutes and then serve.
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Comments

  1. Balsamic and chicken is a great combination, this sounds delicious. I will definitely have to give this a whirl. Thanks for sharing!

    Sincerely,
    Happy Valley Chow

  2. I love baked chicken recipes. They’re so easy. I hate having to stand over a stove waiting for my dinner to cook, especially with twin toddlers running wild. I’ve been looking for a good balsamic baked chicken recipe. This sounds great, I’m definitely going to try it.

  3. I love balsamic and this sounds great!

  4. I love this dish, absolutely yummy packed with flavour!

  5. Easy. Good. And pretty. A winning combination for any household. Even though “they” say balsamic stuff isn’t trendy any more, I love it!

  6. Delicious! Found your recipe on pinterest and had to give it a try. Super easy and tasty. It will definitely be put in the rotation. Thanks!

  7. Tried this tonight – took seconds for the marinade and is so delicious! Husband loved it, too. Verg flavorful.

  8. I am a college student and I have just recently started cooking for myself and this was quick and easy. I am a college student though and do not have much experience in the kitchen and also do not have too many spices. Surprisingly I have thyme and parsley so I will be preparing this dish tonight! Super excited!

  9. Hi all,
    This an easy and attractive dish to make for company. It’s simple to prepare, colorful, and works well in any season. Serve it with brown rice or quinoa.
    Thanks for this post.

  10. I made this last night. Easy peasy and my family liked it. It’s a good week day solution….

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