Thursday, December 31, 2009

Balsamic Marinated Chicken Breast

This chicken recipe is incredibly easy to make and is bursting with flavor. Marinated in a simple balsamic vinaigrette, the chicken is tender, juicy and packs a garlicky punch. I typically pair the chicken with risotto or add it on a baguette along with a pesto-mayo, roasted peppers and provalone cheese for a delicious and filling sandwich. You can also dice up the chicken and add it to salad or toss it with marinated vegetables for a super healthy meal.

4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (serves 8 when made into a sandwich)

1/2 cup olive oil
1/8 cup balsamic vinegar
1 tbsp. honey
1 tsp. dijon
1 garlic clove
salt, black pepper
Blend marinade using a small Cuisinart or immersion blender. Add chicken breasts and marinate up to 3 hours. Pat chicken breasts dry and grill them over medium heat, 5-7 minutes on the first side, 3-4 on the second. Remove them from the grill and allow them to rest for 5-10 minutes before serving.

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