The Best Grilled Chicken

Love Chef Laura
by Love Chef Laura
2 Servings
30 min

I’m not even kidding when I say this is The Best Grilled Chicken! The marinade is what makes it! I’ve been making this marinade for quite a few years now. I love the balsamic vinegar in this recipe. Once the chicken hits the grill, the balsamic vinegar caramelizes giving the chicken a nice sweet crispy outside.

This recipe can’t get any easier! First, chopped rosemary, minced garlic, dijon mustard, balsamic vinegar are mixed in a bowl with some good quality olive oil. Second, chicken breasts are submerged in the marinade for up to 8 hours so they soak up all the wonderful flavors. Lastly, once the grill is hot and ready to go, the marinated chicken is grilled to perfection! Serve with a potato salad, some greens, and you have the perfect summer meal!

Recipe details
  • 2  Servings
  • Prep time: 15 Minutes Cook time: 15 Minutes Total time: 30 min
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  • 1# Chicken breasts
  • 2 tbsp Olive oil
  • 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tbsp Fresh rosemary, finely chopped
  • 1 large clove of garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • Pinch of black pepper
  • 1/4 cup Balsamic vinegar

Combine the olive oil, Dijon mustard, balsamic vinegar, fresh rosemary, garlic, salt and pepper in a bowl and mix
Add the chicken breasts and cover with the marinade. Cover and place the bowl in the fridge and marinate for a minimum of one hour
When ready to cook, preheat the grill and grill each breast for about 7-8 minutes on each side or until the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees
Once cooked, remove from the grill and allow to rest for five minutes before cutting and enjoying
  • The chicken can be marinated for up to 4 hours. The longer they are marinated, the more flavor
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  • Arlene Arlene on Apr 24, 2021

    Don’t have a grill. How else can i do it?

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    • William William on Apr 28, 2023

      Hi, I made this recipe this evening. The weather here in New England being New England was too cool to fire up the grill. So, I heated up my cast iron grill pan, smoking hot, and grilled the chicken that way. It came out great. I would make sure the chicken is not too thick so it cooks evenly. It came out great. My wife and I both declared it a winner. I’ll cook this recipe again. Make sure you turn the exhaust fan on, you’ll need it.

  • Dee Dee on Apr 25, 2021

    Sounds really good. But I’m confused on how long to marinate. Your lead in story says for up to 8 hrs. But then in the Tips section it says for up to 4 hrs.

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    • Lesley cooper Lesley cooper on Apr 27, 2023

      copied: Second, chicken breasts are submerged in the marinade for up to 8 hours so they soak up all the wonderful flavors.