Balsamic Chicken

I’m always looking for quick and easy chicken dishes, and dinner does not get any easier than this. If you don’t have any prepared balsamic vinaigrette dressing, you can always mix up some olive oil and balsamic vinegar.  I’ve done something similar with Italian dressing, but I prefer this balsamic version.  It’s full of flavor and as long as you remember to marinate ahead of time, you’ll have dinner on the table in no time.

Balsamic Chicken

Balsamic Chicken
Serves 4
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
30 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
30 min
  1. 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  2. 1 cup balsamic vinaigrette salad dressing
  3. 3 cloves of minced garlic
  4. 1/4 teaspoon of crushed red pepper
  5. Salt and pepper, to taste
  1. Place chicken breasts in a zip-top plastic bag.
  2. Combine balsamic vinaigrette, garlic and crushed red pepper and pour over chicken.
  3. Seal bag and refrigerate for 1-4 hours (the longer, the better).
  4. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  5. Remove chicken from bag and place in a baking dish.
  6. Pour remaining marinade over chicken. Season with salt and pepper.
  7. Bake for 20-30 minutes, or until juices run clear. Alternately, grill chicken over medium heat for 5-7 minutes per side.
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Who Dished It Up First: 
I spotted this quick and easy recipe over at Claire Cooks.



  1. This is going on the menu for next week! thanks.

  2. I saw this on Claire’s blog and bookmarked it but have forgotten about it! Now, I must make it. looks amazing for such a simple meal.

  3. I love this, simple, delicious and healthy- the perfect recipe!

  4. Goodness is chicken yummy with balsamic vinegar added to it! LOVE the simplicity of this recipe!!!

  5. Agree with Abby–this is going on the menu next week! So easy, and sounds so delicious.

  6. Such a great idea, I will definitely be trying it this week!!
    I just found your blog and am tempted by all of your wonderful dessert recipes, so I will have to distract myself with this 🙂

  7. This looks like such a wonderful and easy weeknight supper. I really don’t use balsamic vinegar enough!

  8. Sounds delicious! Another chicken recipe goes to my try list!

  9. I am so glad you tried it! Hope everyone enjoys!

  10. My MIL marinated a roast in balsamic vin and it was so good. Made a great gravy! It’s also super in tomato mozz salad.

  11. Hi! I love this recipe. Thank you for sharing! I shared this recipe on my recipe blog today and just wanted to let you know that your image is also the image I used for my recipe. I forgot to take the “after” picture of the chicken. But I did mention in the post that it’s your picture and why I used. I hope that’s ok. Please let me know if you’d prefer I take it down. Thanks so much! Love this recipe! 🙂 Alli

  12. I’m a college student and this recipe is perfect for a quick dinner! The balsamic vinaigrette is delicious on the chicken. Thanks!

  13. did not care for the taste. the pic looks delish but it wasn’t.

  14. I am not a cook so when it says to cook something in the oven and it doesn’t say to cover it, does that mean its ALWAY uncovered? (Balsamic Chicken).

    • Correct Sue, you do not need to cover it during baking. The only time you may want to cover it is if it was done baking and you needed to leave it in a warm oven to keep warm. I would cover it then just to keep it from drying out.

  15. I’m not a cook by any means and am always looking for simple but tasty meals. Thanks for sharing…I’m trying it right now and it’s delicious 🙂

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