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Honey Balsamic Chicken is a quick and easy dinner option that comes out fantastic roasted or grilled! It also makes a great freezer meal.

Honey Balsamic Chicken (Oven + Grill)

Honey Balsamic Chicken is a quick and easy dinner option that comes out fantastic roasted or grilled! It also makes a great freezer meal.

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword balsamic chicken
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Author Jessy Freimann, The Life Jolie

Ingredients

  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • ¾ cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 Tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced or pressed
  • 4-5 bone-in chicken thighs

Instructions

Oven instructions:

  1. In a large bowl, whisk together olive oil, balsamic vinegar, honey, Italian seasoning, salt pepper and garlic until well combined.
  2. Place chicken into large zipper bag and pour marinade over the chicken into the bag. If freezing, freeze now. Otherwise place bag into the refrigerator until you’re ready to cook.
  3. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
  4. Pour contents of bag into 9” x 13” baking pan and make sure chicken is skin-side down.
  5. Bake for 20 minutes.
  6. Turn chicken pieces and bake for 20 more minutes or until the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees.
  7. Rest chicken for 5 minutes and serve immediately.

Grilling instructions:

  1. In a large bowl, whisk together olive oil, balsamic vinegar, honey, Italian seasoning, salt pepper and garlic until well combined.
  2. Place chicken into large zipper bag and pour marinade over the chicken into the bag. If freezing, freeze now. Otherwise place bag into the refrigerator until you’re ready to cook.
  3. Heat grill to medium high heat (and if you can, spray with cooking spray before heating).
  4. Place chicken pieces onto the grill.
  5. Cook for around 5-7 minutes per side or until the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees.
  6. Remove from the grill and rest for 5 minutes. Serve immediately.