Balsamic Chicken Marinade Recipe

balsamic chicken marinade recipe

Wow, I can’t stop my loitering tongue, at the first time when I have tested the balsamic chicken marinade recipe. This chicken recipe is one of the best chicken dishes I have ever tested from the Italian dishes.

I have a piece of surprise news for you!!! after knowing the recipe secret you can make goat, pork or beef balsamic recipe with the same ingredient.

Balsamic chicken is the one of the simple, delicious, juicy, tendered grilled chicken, you will be ever testing it. The dish becomes so tangy & unique because of the balsamic vinegar.

This is one of the best easy diner recipes, for self-consumption. You can make this recipe with roasted cauliflower, pasta, cucumber with boiled, lite baked carrot salad.

Do you know why Italian chicken marinade recipe is so popular, because of it simple ingredients mixture make the grilled chicken so delicious.

But, you need to avoid a couple of things to make the recipe more healthy, like using of low sodium coarse salt, don’t add any extra brown sugar in the recipe, because less sugar helps to grill the chicken very nicely. Finally, you will get a nice crispy balsamic chicken.

What are the ingredients should I use to cook the these chicken marinade recipe?

Obliviously Balsamic vinegar will be the first & primary ingredient for this recipe. Other ingredients are required for this recipe finely grated ginger & garlic, ground mustard seeds, oregano, smoked red paprika, Olive oil, salt

One thing I forget to mention, I have tried a few types of the balsamic chicken marinade from many different you tubers & finally comes with the modification, that we have found best in the test.

That’s why we have added big chopped onion & ground coriander seeds & garam masala (Hot spices) with this recipe.

Balsamic vinegar:

This Italian vinegar is sweet & smoky flavour food dressing ingredient,  especially use for salad dressing, marination and sauce preparation.

Olive Oil:

Everyone knows it is healthy cooking oil, acidic in nature, lower down the body gas acidity. for more, you can read from healthline.

Mustard seeds:

These spices use in many savoury dishes, & also use for grilled chicken marination, provide smoky flavour to the dishes. This spices mainly used in Indian & European cuisines. That’s why we use mustard seeds in balsamic chicken marinade.

Hot spices (garam masala):

This is also used in Indian & European dishes, it is a combination of three even some times more than three spices ingredients. The basic three spices are green cardamom, cloves, cinnamon. Few hot spices are also combination even more black cardamom, black peppers, star leaf.

It provides nice Smokey test to dishes, for chicken garam masala, always use garam masala after cooking is complete. sprinkle this spices on chicken & closed the pot for around 15 to 20 minutes, It will give a very aromatic test & the most interesting fact you will get the smell of the chicken.  

Ginger & Garlic:

Very useful ingredient, lower down the acidity, boost the immune system. These spices use in almost every type of non-vegan savoury dishes, It also provides an aromatic flavour to the dishes.   

Oregano: It has tones of benefits for our health, especially useful in many chicken & fish recipes (read more about it), lower down the body cholesterol levels. (read from healthline).  

What are the tools use to cook the Balsamic chicken marinade ?

Electric  Induction oven or regular gas oven will be very much ok for this recipe.

Ziploc bag for stock the chicken marination.

Nonstick frying pan: It’s required for grilling the chicken marinade, don’t use roasting or grilling tools, because you need to soft fry the red onions.

How to make Balsamic chicken marinade recipe? step by step procedure:

Well as all of you know that it is a quick & easy recipe, It required very less time to cook.

Step one:

Take nearly 8 tablespoons of balsamic vinegar in a pot,  Five medium (5) or 4 big grated garlic cloves, 1/4 teaspoons of ground ginger powder,  two-thirds (2/3) tablespoon of mustard powder, two teaspoons of salt, half teaspoon of garam masala, half teaspoon of onion powder, half teaspoons of ground oregano, half teaspoons of smoked paprika,  parsley or green coriander leaves pest one teaspoon. Mixed the all ingredient very finely.

Step two:

Oh! I almost forget to mention it, take one & half big onion ( 3 inches in diameter) make chopped it, in big pieces. The chicken you need for this recipe roughly 2.2 lb or one (1) kg. Take a spoon & forked it, makes few small holes to pass the marination ingredient into the chicken.

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Step three:

Put all of the marination mixture into a Ziploc bag & put the chicken, make sure pass out all the air from the Ziploc bag. message the chicken for at least two to three minutes & keep it for nearly 45 minutes at room temperature.

 Step four:

heat the non-stick pan at low temperature, put one teaspoon olive oil & lite fry the onions, take care, that, the skin of the onion must not be deep-fried. fry it for 2 to 3 minutes & place the onion on a tray

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Now the time comes to Grilled the balsamic chicken marinade, add nearly one to 1.25 tablespoons of olive oil on frying pan & place all the chicken into it, set the near 400F & grilled it for 15 minutes. Make sure you toss the chicken both side. Now add all the fried onion, we have fried earlier, on the pan & put rest of marination mixture into it, cook it for around 2 to 3 minutes. Now the dish is ready to serve on the plates.

How much chicken will be ideal for this chicken marinade recipe?

See, It is such kind of recipe, you can make for one to three-person, however in this recipe process I have prepared this chicken for four to five-person. The ideal chicken required for this recipe is 500 gram. If you cook extra then you have to think about the leftover chicken.

Is there any specific chicken cut is ideal for Balsamic chicken marinade recipe?

Technically the answerer is yes!!! but if you are making this chicken for a small group but the chicken quality is more than, what it is normally required then try to use whole chicken breast. It will be easier for you to use this leftover to the other dishes.

Should I cook it at outdoor or I will cook it on a skillet (frying pan)?

I have prepared this recipe on a skillet because as it is required for my kind of balsamic chicken marinade recipe if you read the cooking procedure you will be clear about this. Many people prefer to cook the chicken on outdoor grill oven, you can try it but you will lose the test of soft tendered onion along with balsamic sauces.

How to serve this recipe?

Basically we love to consume the grilled chicken with green veggies & salads. Literally you can take this recipe with starch foods, breads or any other way.

The ideal side dishes are, onion cucumber salad, broccoli, green papaya salad,  Italian salad, tendered spinach tomato garlic,  roasted potato or mashed potatoes, roasted broccoli, avocado, bread, Italian rice or risotto, mixed veggies with sweet corn, etc.     

What should I do with leftover chicken marinade?

Generally you can store the leftover balsamic chicken marinade for 48 to 72 hours; in the refrigerator. You can prepare many dishes with the leftover chickens like-         

Balsamic chicken sandwich: This is absolutely healthy & delicious recipe. Few things you need to take care must use whole whetted bread (because it contains fibre & complex crabs that helps to lower down the blood sugar spike). the other ingredients required for this recipe green chutney, tomato, red onion, cucumber, cheese, etc. Boneless, skinless chicken breast is required for this sandwich.

Balsamic chicken salad: This is another awesome healthy dinner as well as lunch recipe. The ingredient required for this recipe mixed veggies. (tomatoes, cucumber, red onion, green bell pepper) & extra virgin olive oil.  

Balsamic chicken vegetables: Roasted cauliflower or broccoli with honey flavored balsamic chicken marinade is an excellent choice for lunch recipe. However, you can also extend these combinations of vegetable list tomatoes, mixed bell pepper, sweet corn etc.       

Balsamic chicken pasta: This recipe you can consume in lunch time as well as for dinner.

Few FAQs for balsamic chicken marinade:

Is balsamic vinegar made from wine?     

Actually the original balsamic vinegar is made from the grape juice; not comes from the alcoholic products. the cider types vinegar are made out of the alcoholic product.  

Is Balsamic vinegar is bad for you?

No, it is not, It helps to lower down the body unhealthy cholesterol (LDL) levels it also contains lots of antioxidants that’s why consuming balsamic vinegar is helps your body to fight against many clogged arteries. (for more please read).

What is the difference between vinegar and balsamic vinegar?  

Balsamic vinegar is a non-alcoholic vinegar, it has lots of antioxidants’ & other kinds of vinegar like cider vinegar is alcoholic vinegar type product.    

How much balsamic vinegar is too much?

Normally a person can consume balsamic vinegar less than two tablespoons, overdose can causes for stomach upset.


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