Honey Glazed Balsamic Chicken can be grilled or baked, a great small dinner party meal. Serve with your favorite salsa, vegetable, and a side or rice!

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Friends, for our family, we’ll be grilling until October or November. How about you?

Feeding friends is easy, as long as you have a plan. This Honey Glazed Balsamic Chicken recipe is beyond easy, and can be made ahead of time! (You may also love this Apricot Greek Yogurt Chicken Thighs–I bet you have all the ingredients!)

I also love to feed people, because not only am I an extrovert, I can’t wait to get the food on the table, where everyone is sitting with their plates, ready to dig in.

Best Honey Glazed Balsamic Chicken Recipe

Mingle and eat

Next comes great table talk! Mingling around the table is far more fun for me than cooking a meal. I love digging in and getting to know our guests!

There’s nothing better than seeing guests exhale and close their eyes …. this food is so good!

What’s even better? Spirited “big” talk. More than chitter chatter, get to know your guests, Friends!

Easy Honey Glazed Balsamic Chicken

Chicken and salsa

Last week we hosted a few friends and grilled this Honey Glazed Balsamic Chicken recipe, serving it with a peach and avocado (large chunk) salsa (or salad). 

Peach Avocado Salad

All you have to do for the salad is to serve a platter of peaches and avocados deconstructed. Cut into chunks, add fresh mozzarella balls and fresh basil, and pepper. You’ve got a delicious summer salad. (We’re still loving peaches, sooooo good!)

Honey Glazed Balsamic Chicken and Peach Salad

Honey Glazed Balsamic Chicken

Balsamic vinegar is one of my favorite ingredients, and its a delicious flavor for this chicken. We used boneless skinless chicken breasts but you could also use chicken thighs!

Buying a good quality balsamic is important. We either use DeLallo Foods or Costco brand. Drizzle it on your favorite caprese salad, too!

Easy Honey Glazed Balsamic Chicken Recipe

How to make and freeze chicken

We start with boneless skinless chicken breasts. If they are giant ones, we always cut them in half. Who can eat a big fat whole chicken breast anyway? :)

Next we tenderize the chicken. My favorite tenderizer is this OXO tool. I flip the chicken over and tenderize on both sides.

Grilled Honey Glazed Balsamic Chicken

Prepare the marinade and place everything in a Ziploc bag. Now it’s ready for grilling in a couple of hours.

I also love that you can prepare the chicken and marinade and pop it in the freezer!

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On days where I have no idea what we’ll eat for dinner, it’s super easy to pull a frozen bag of chicken out of the freezer, thaw, and it’s ready for grilling!

Happy weekend, Friends!

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Honey Glazed Balsamic Chicken

Option to bake the chicken: Place on foil lined pan and bake at 350 degrees for 35-30 minutes (depending on how thick the chicken breasts are).
Prep Time: 2 hours 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours 25 minutes
Yield: 8
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  • 1 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 3 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, grated (grated ginger is good, too)
  • 1 tsp. Italian seasoning
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. pepper
  • 8 boneless skinless chicken breasts, if large, cut in half


  • In a small bowl, whisk together the balsamic vinegar, honey, olive oil, garlic (or ginger), seasoning, salt, and pepper.
  • Place the chicken in a deep bowl or plastic bag and pour the marinade over the top.
  • Place in the refrigerator and marinate for a minimum of 2 hours, preferably overnight.
  • If freezing, place in plastic bag (make sure and remove the air), and freeze on a flat surface.
  • Remove from freezer and thaw before grilling.
  • Grill chicken over medium high heat for 5-6 minutes, on both sides or until cooked through.
  • Pour the excess marinade in a small bowl. Baste the chicken a few times while grilling.
  • Serve with your favorite salsa or salad on the side!
  • Option to bake the chicken: Place on foil lined pan and bake at 350 degrees for 35-30 minutes (depending on how thick the chicken breasts are).
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More chicken recipes: Rosemary Mustard Grilled Chicken [Kalyn’s Kitchen], Southwestern Grilled Chicken Recipe with Lime Butter [She Wears Many Hats].

Grilled Honey Glazed Balsamic Chicken Recipe