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Top 10 Healthy Chicken Marinade Ideas


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Balsamic Chicken
Balsamic vinegar makes a great chicken marinade.
Balsamic vinegar makes a great chicken marinade.
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Every cook needs a go-to recipe for a savory chicken dish. This recipe uses ingredients found in most pantries: balsamic vinegar, olive oil, and garlic. Chopped fresh rosemary adds a Mediterranean flavor. Try roasted potatoes and a green salad to round out this comforting meal. Any leftovers are delicious in salads or sandwiches.

Ingredients

1 1/2 teaspoons fresh rosemary, minced or 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary

2 cloves garlic, minced

3/4teaspoon black pepper

1 tablespoon olive oil

1/4 cup balsamic vinegar

Directions

Combine rosemary, garlic, pepper and salt in small bowl; mix well. Place chicken in large bowl; drizzle chicken with oil and rub with spice mixture. Cover and refrigerate several hours.

Preheat oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit (232 degrees Celsius). Spray heavy roasting pan or cast iron skillet with nonstick cooking spray. Place chicken in pan; bake 10 minutes. Turn chicken over, stirring in 3 to 4 tablespoons water if drippings begin to stick to pan.

Bake about 10 minutes or until chicken is golden brown and no longer pink in center. If pan is dry, stir in another 1 to 2 tablespoons water to loosen drippings.

Drizzle vinegar over chicken in pan. Transfer chicken to plates. Stir liquid in pan; drizzle over chicken. Garnish, if desired.


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