Fast Chicken Marinade

This is a great marinade when you only have a little time before dinner.  I usually eyeball all the ingredients rather than measuring, and I mush it all around in the resealable bag instead of mixing it in a bowl…  Less fuss and muss.

  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoos brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley leaves

In a large re-sealable bag, combine balsamic vinegar, lemon juice, olive oil, Dijon, brown sugar, Worcestershire, garlic, thyme, oregano and rosemary, salt and pepper. Reserve 1/4 cup and set aside.

Add chicken pieces to the bag and marinate in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour, turning the bag occasionally. Drain the chicken from the marinade.

Preheat grill to medium high heat. Add chicken to grill and cook, flipping once and basting with reserved 1/4 cup marinade until cooked through.   Small, boneless pieces may take as few as 4 minutes per side, while large, bone-in pieces 10 or more minutes per side.  You will need to use your judgement.