So here is a quick recipe for a Balsamic Chicken marinade I use most weeks. It works really well to let the chicken soak it up at least 4 hours or even overnight.
This marinade can be used for 4 chicken breasts.
No worries if you are not a cook, I am not a gourmet cook, I can get by with a few things and this is one of them.
I am good at quick recipes that don’t take a lot of ingredients or time, especially if I am really busy.
Now when it comes to holidays, I actually love those recipes that take a little more time, because I have a little more time.
This recipe though really helps when I am busy and need to have something prepared for the week.
Most days I just run in and out of the house and don’t have any time to really cook every night.
You can cook the chicken either in the oven or on the grill. If you are not a cook, be sure to cook the marinade with the chicken if you want to add extra flavor.
**Don’t want you to get salmonella from a marinade that had raw chicken soaking in it overnight**
Here is what you need 1 large Ziploc bag (if you are doubling, I recommend 2 bags don’t try to stuff all the breasts in one)
4 Chicken Breasts
1/3 cup Balsamic Vinegar
¼ cup Olive Oil
1-2 tsp of Basil leaves
1-2 tsp of garlic powder (can be more or less based on your taste buds)
Pound the chicken out, with a pan or a mallet (if you have one) doesn’t have to be flat just gets the chicken pliable and softer
Mix all the ingredients in the bag
Add the Chicken breasts to the bag, shake it up, make sure all the breasts get coated.
Refrigerate for at least 4 hours, it tastes really awesome when you let it marinade overnight, nice and juicy.
Then when you are ready to cook just pull out of the refrigerator and cook
Either in the oven or on the grill
Be sure the chicken is done and you can cut it into strips, add it to a salad or have it as your main course. Roast some asparagus, zucchini or broccoli and it is an awesome meal.
Hope this makes your week a little less stressful and look forward to throwing you some more recipes.
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