I love summer time grilling. Quick, easy and delicious dinners in a matter of minutes. I frequently marinade chicken after dinner for the next day so when I get home from work, all I need to do is fix up some veggies to toss on the grill along with the already prepped chicken. Its fabulously easy, especially since hubby is the one who controls the grill. Summer time is my break from the kitchen
This chicken though has quickly become a favorite. Served up with some cous cous & some fresh veggies… its makes a perfectly delicious dinner. Its also delicous on a summer field greens salad. And its particularly good with some quality honey. I recently won some Bee Raw Honey from Blake Makes so I’ve tried this recipe a few times with their Wild Raspberrry Honey. The raspberry flavor is delicious with the balsamic vinegar! Definitely a winning combo!
Speaking of balsamic vinegar, lets talk quality. I didn’t think I’d be able to tell the difference between a quality aged balsamic vinegar and a cheapy mass produced balsamic vinegar. Spend as much as you’re willing because I promise you’ll notice a difference. The more aged the balsamic vinegar is, the richer the flavor will be. If you’re balsamic vinegar doesn’t have an age on it, its likely to be less than 3 years old. The standard ages for balsamic vinegar are five years, eight years, twelve years, 25 and 50 years; getting more expensive with age of course. Its definitely worth it to spend a little more money.
Grilled Honey Balsamic Chicken
1 1/2 lbs. chicken breast
2 tsp extra virgin olive oil
2 tsp quality balsamic vinegar
2 tsp honey
1/2 tsp garlic powder
salt & pepper, to taste
Pound chicken breasts to even thickness, approximately 1/2-inch to 3/4-inch thickness. Season both sides of chicken breasts with salt and freshly cracked black pepper. In a large dish (or ziploc bag), combine oil, vinegar, honey, and garlic salt. Add chicken to large dish. Allow to marinate 2-3 hours, or overnight. Grill until cooked throughout. Allow to rest for 5 minutes before serving.
Source: Adapted from Good Things Catered