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Herbed Balsamic Chicken

Our kitchen is tiny and cramped, so we try to grill simple (but tasty) meals outside as often as possible during the summer months. Dried herbs work as well, but during the summer use fresh herbs for the best taste. —Kelly Evans, Denton, Texas
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh basil
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh chives
  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon zest
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 6 boneless skinless chicken thighs (1-1/2 pounds)


  • Whisk together all ingredients except chicken. In a bowl, toss chicken with 1/3 cup vinegar mixture; let stand 10 minutes.
  • Grill chicken, covered, over medium heat or broil 4 in. from heat until a thermometer reads 170°, 6-8 minutes per side. Drizzle with remaining vinegar mixture before serving.
Nutrition Facts
1 chicken thigh with 2 teaspoons sauce: 245 calories, 15g fat (3g saturated fat), 76mg cholesterol, 358mg sodium, 6g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 0 fiber), 21g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1-1/2 fat.

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  • Kevin
    Oct 11, 2020

    Nice flavor. Chicken is moist but well cooked. Enjoyed the lemon zest with the rest of the ingredients

  • JCV4
    Sep 1, 2020

    This is an easy preparation. I let mine marinade for a couple of hours and the chicken came out juicy and tasty!

  • Daniel
    Mar 11, 2020

    Not good! My wife loves balsamic vinegar, so I thought I would try this. But it’s way to much balsamic! Reduce that by half and maybe it would be better. I couldn’t eat this.

    Oct 18, 2018

    OK... So if we want to do in the oven.. Instructions? ??

  • bjsilve0
    Feb 20, 2018

    Nummy and low cal. What's not to love?

  • pajamaangel
    Sep 19, 2017

    No comment left

  • DianeC23
    Sep 9, 2017

    I liked this recipe; it was quick and easy to make. The balsamic gave the chicken a tang! I used chicken tenderloins rather than thighs, but it wouldn't change the recipe at all. I used dried herbs, since that's what I had. Not a bad recipe for a quick dinner!