This Balsamic Chicken Marinade is made with pantry staples that you probably already have on hand including olive oil, balsamic vinegar, garlic, basil, and thyme! Whip the marinade up in just minutes and be on your way to an effortlessly amazing and tasty chicken dinner whether you bake, grill, or pan-fry the chicken!
In a small bowl combine the olive oil, balsamic vinegar, garlic, thyme, basil, salt, and pepper.
Place chicken and marinade in a ziploc plastic storage bag, then squeeze out as much air as possible while sealing securely.
Massage the marinade into the chicken by squishing the marinade around the bag. Coat all sides of the chicken thoroughly.
Refrigerate for at least 4 hours. Freeze for up to 3 months.
This marinade makes 8 tablespoons or ½ cup of balsamic chicken marinade. Use ½ cup for each 1 pound of chicken to marinate.If you will be grilling whole chicken breasts, it is best to flatten the chicken breasts for quick and even cooking. Place your chicken breasts between two sheets of plastic cling film and pound with a meat mallet or tenderizer ( the flat side ). Start at the center of the chicken breast and work your way toward the edges.