Marinated Chicken with Brown Sugar Balsamic Sauce is an easy recipe to liven up boring chicken. With a soy sauce, brown sugar, and balsamic marinade, it’ll be your new go-to chicken marinade recipe.
You don’t want to miss this quick and easy chicken marinade recipe that makes the best chicken ever! And you can boil the leftover marinade to make a delicious and flavorful balsamic reduction to pour over the top of the chicken.
Simple Marinated Chicken Recipe
This marinated chicken can either be grilled or baked. If you grill, flatten out the chicken first so you get a more even cooking time for the entire chicken without dry spots. If you’re baking, cover with foil for the first half so it has time to cook without losing too many juices.
Here I grilled the chicken using a Stovetop Le Creuset Square Grill Pan to get grill marks and a nice sear. Then I transferred the chicken to the oven to bake through until registering 160 on a meat thermometer. Be sure to tent with foil and let sit for 5 minutes before cutting.
Lastly, to make the sauce, pour the leftover marinate into a small sauce pan. Simmer for about ten minutes while the chicken cooks. Seriously, it’s amazing! Sweet and tangy, it’s worth the extra step to have the sauce for the marinated chicken.
This chicken would be amazing served alongside Easy Traditional Potato Salad or Roasted Broccoli with Garlic. And it makes for the most delicious leftovers and is perfect for your weekly meal prep and meal planning. Enjoy!
Marinated Chicken with Brown Sugar and Balsamic Sauce
- 1/3 cup balsamic vinegar
- 1/3 cup olive oil
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1 tablespoon dijon mustard
- 2 teaspoons granulated garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon poultry seasoning
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- 2-3 pounds chicken breasts
- In a medium bowl, whisk together all the marinade ingredients, through salt. Place the chicken breasts in a large ziplock bag and pour the marinade over top. Seal the bag and refrigerate for at least 3 hours or up to 24 hours.
- Remove chicken from marinade and grill over medium high heat for 5-7 minutes per side or until chicken reaches internal temperature of 160 degrees. Alternatively, you can bake the chicken in the oven at 400 degrees until it reaches internal temperature of 160 degrees. Tent with foil and let sit for 5 minutes before cutting.
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