Brown Sugar Balsamic Grilled Chicken


– 1 lb. chicken breasts (about 3-4 medium breasts) For marinade: – 1/2 c. balsamic vinegar – 1/3 c. olive oil – 3 Tbsp. brown sugar – 2 tsp. minced garlic (about 2-3 cloves) – 1 tsp. ground pepper (several turns of the pepper grinder) – salt, optional (about 1/2 tsp.)


Step 1

In a medium bowl, whisk together the vinegar, olive oil, brown sugar, minced garlic and pepper. Reserve about 3 Tbsp. of the marinade and set aside.

Step 2

Place the chicken breasts into a resealable bag (or resealable container with lid), and pour the remainder of the marinade over the chicken. Coat chicken well and refrigerate for 30 minutes to 24 hours.

Step 3

Heat grill to medium-high. Treat grill grates with olive oil, or non-stick grilling spray. (If using spray, be sure to turn OFF the grill, spray, and then turn back on.) Place chicken over indirect heat, and grill approximately 6 minutes (per side.)

Step 4

Once you turn the chicken, brush with the reserved balsamic marinade, and let it cook for its final 6 minutes.

Step 5

Remove chicken from grill, transfer to serving plate, and enjoy right away.

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