When you marinate chicken breasts in balsamic dressing you add a whole host of tasty Italian flavors. Simply put, balsamic marinated chicken is delicious. Here I’ll walk you through how to marinate chicken breast with balsamic dressing in this simple chicken dinner dish.
Chicken is a staple in my house, and I’m always looking for new ways to make chicken dinners taste great. That’s why I am happy to partner with Annie’s Dressings and Whole Foods to bring this sponsored recipe to you.
The Annie’s Balsamic Dressing used for this chicken breast marinade is so delicious. Can’t wait for you to try it.
What you need for marinating chicken in balsamic
There are just two ingredients needed for marinating chicken for this dish. All you need for this recipe is balsamic dressing and two chicken breasts. You’ll also use a few kitchen staples to bring the flavor together including a little olive oil, pepper, and salt.
How to marinate chicken breasts in balsamic dressing
Step 1. Start by placing your chicken breasts in a large bowl, adding in the balsamic dressing, and stirring till each piece is completely covered. Then cover the bowl with plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator for an hour.
Step 2. When the hour is up, preheat your oven to 400 F and place an oven-safe saute pan on the stove. Turn the stove on medium-high and add a little olive oil.
Step 3. Saute chicken by frying 3 minutes on each side, till golden brown.
Step 4. Place the whole pan in the preheated oven and cook three minutes more on each side till the chicken is cooked to perfection.
Step 5. Plate and serve.
Use this recipe for grilled balsamic chicken breast, too
Grilled chicken with balsamic dressing is so delicious. It’s one of my favorite ways to enjoy marinated chicken – it’s right up there with using classic BBQ sauce.
To make grilled balsamic chicken breast, marinate meat in balsamic dressing for the same amount of time to a grill at about 400 to 450 degrees. Flip the chicken on the grill regularly and use a thermometer to make sure meat has thoroughly cooked.
Saving time making marinated chicken breast for dinner
Since we’re busy new parents, we love using store-bought balsamic dressing as a vinaigrette marinade for chicken.
Shaving off even a few minutes keeps us on track to get the kiddo to bed on time, during his “peak sleepy time”. It’s a thing to keep little ones on a bedtime routine.
And while I didn’t think I would become that person, it’s true now. I am that person that totally obeys a schedule for bedtime. It really keeps everything on track. Well, the deal is, dinner backs up to bedtime so dinner can’t take forever to make.
Once you master how to marinate chicken breast with balsamic dressing, you can try using other vinegar based dressings to change up the flavor.
Even with WFH being more convenient in some ways, the days and weeks can be long, and before you know it, it’s 4:30 and there’s no plan for dinner.
Well, that’s nothing that extra rolls, kitchen herbs, and chicken hanging out in the fridge can’t solve. Marinated chicken breast dishes like this one are always delicious and come together super quick for work week dinners.
How to serve a simple marinated chicken dinner
Chicken cooked this way is great in these gourmet Caprese chicken sandwiches. Top chicken sandwiches with mozzarella cheese, sautéed mushrooms with thyme, roasted cherry tomatoes, or sous vide onions in beer.
If you’re new to cooking chicken at home, see this tutorial on making 20-minute chicken breast on the stove
Or try one of my favorite pasta salads at the moment. This served-cold Italian tomato pesto pasta salad recipe is packed with tomatoes, pesto, red onion and parmesan. It’s an easy make ahead pasta salad. You’ll want to make a big batch.
What about dessert? Pair this with an Italian style treat like lemon olive oil cake
Don’t forget leftover marinated chicken! It has so much flavor. Leftover chicken is perfect for topping frozen premade pizza crust or making bbq chicken pizza. See my tips for making tasty pizza on store-bought dough.
If you’re looking for new ways to love chicken, see this special technique I use all the time for sous vide chicken breast.
Kitchen tools for cooking chicken breast dinners
Here are things I like having in my kitchen set up…
- My 8″ Shun chef’s knife makes meal prep fun and easy.
- A nice clean work station like these bamboo cutting boards.
- My beautiful Acadia wood cutting board.
- These mixing bowls come with lids, which is great when you want to marinate chicken breasts in balsamic dressing or make salads ahead of dinner.
- I love this baking pan set for cooking homemade pizza with this leftover chicken or leftover sous vide chicken tenders.
- Tasty meat from my affiliate partners Crowd Cow and Snake River Farms – they’ll ship craft butcher cuts of meat right to your door.
Make this and tell me about it
How To Marinate Chicken Breasts In Balsamic Dressing Recipe | Sip Bite Go
- 2 boneless skinless, chicken breasts
- 1/4 cup Balsamic Dressing
- 1/4 tbsp olive oil
- salt and pepper to taste
- To a large bowl, add chicken breasts and balsamic dressing. Completely coat the chicken with the dressing. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and store in the refrigerator for one hour.
- Preheat the oven to 400°F. Heat a large oven safe saute pan to medium-high on the stove. Add olive oil to the pan.
- Once the oil is hot and shiny, add marinated chicken breasts. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Sear each side of the chicken for about 3 minutes until golden brown on the outside.
- Then move your entire pan with chicken to the oven and bake it for about 3 minutes on each side until the internal temperature of the chicken reaches 165°F. It should fully cooked throughout.
- Serve immediately or transfer chicken to a cutting board to rest for 10 minutes before slicing.