Balsamic Glazed Grilled Chicken

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This Balsamic Glazed Grilled Chicken is made with hint a fresh rosemary for the perfect weekend grilling recipe. This sweet and savory dinner recipe is also Paleo and gluten free!

For another delicious, one-of-a-kind chicken recipe, check out my Cilantro Lime Grilled Chicken with Avocado Salsa!Balsamic Glazed Grilled Chicken drumsticks

The Best Balsamic Chicken Recipe

Do you have a dish that you just love to eat but you always forget to make it? Its like the recipe gets hidden in some secret recipe vault until all of a sudden you see something that triggers your memory of that dish and all those satisfying flavor profiles come back to mind.

For some reason, I have forgotten about grilled chicken legs but.  Slathered with amazing sauce and then grilled to perfection, they are like the ultimate grill recipe that everyone should make at least once.

I was watching the Food Network the other day when this recipe escaped from recipe vault prison … and let me tell, I’m so glad it did.

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These Balsamic Glazed Grilled Chicken Legs are marinated with sweet balsamic vinegar, garlic cloves, and fresh rosemary sprigs. Then thrown on the grill to give it a smoky flavor and charred to lock in all the juices. Its like a balsamic mustard rosemary bomb just explodes in your mouth as soon as you take that first bite.

I will warn you, once you start with these you won’t be able to stop! They are like lollipops but in savory chicken form! 🙂

How to Make Balsamic Glazed Grilled Chicken

To get started, in a small bowl add 1 tablespoon of gluten free mustard, 1 tablespoon of chopped fresh rosemary, 1 minced garlic clove, 1/4 cup of balsamic vinegar, salt & pepper, and 1/2 cup of olive oil.

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Whisk together so oil and vinegar are no longer separated. Add 2 lbs. of chicken legs to a large ziplock bag, next add the marinade mixture to the ziplock.

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Lock and toss around to make sure everything is coated. Place in refrigerator for 30 minutes. Remove chicken from refrigerator 5 minutes prior to grilling.

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Heat grill to medium high heat. Place chicken legs on grill and grill for 20-25 minutes turning throughout the grilling process. Remove and serve!

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Balsamic Glazed Grilled Chicken

  • Author: Krista
  • prep_time Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • cook_time Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • total_time Total Time: 55 minutes
  • yield Yield: 6-8 servings 1x
  • category Category: Dinner
  • method Method: Grill
  • cuisine Cuisine: American

Description

This Balsamic Glazed Grilled Chicken is made with hint a fresh rosemary for the perfect weekend grilling recipe. This sweet and savory dinner recipe is also Paleo and gluten free!

Scale

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs. of chicken legs, skin on

Balsamic Marinade:

  • 1 tablespoon of mustard, gluten free
  • 1 tablespoon of fresh rosemary, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/4 cup of balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 cup of olive oil
  • salt & pepper

Instructions

  1. In a small bowl add mustard, chopped fresh rosemary, garlic clove, balsamic vinegar, salt & pepper, and olive oil. Whisk together so oil and vinegar are no longer separated.
  2. Add chicken legs to a large ziplock bag, next add the marinade mixture to the ziplock. Lock and toss around to make sure everything is coated.
  3. Place in refrigerator for 30 minutes.
  4. Remove chicken from refrigerator 5 minutes prior to grilling.
  5. Heat grill to medium high heat.
  6. Place chicken legs on grill and grill for 20-25 minutes turning throughout the grilling process. Remove and serve!

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31 Responses
  1. Norma

    i am planning a graduation party. Can these be made the day before and just warm them up in the oven before serving?

  2. Kelly F

    I thought I’d try these since I love rosemary/mustard/balsamic flavors and my little boys like chicken legs. They LOVED LOVED LOVED them! They asked to have it again in less than a week.

  3. Nancy

    This looks amazing!

    I personally use a clean diet recipe book that i found on a blog and it is all natural stuff. I have tried a couple of recipes from the book and i recommend it to everyone!

  4. Wendy

    This chicken is grilled to perfection! We used to use salad dressing to marinade our chicken (and tofu) before grilling. Then we discovered balsamic vinegar and were hooked! Pinning this for use all summer long!

  5. Carrie @Frugal Foodie Mama

    Wow, Krista! This chicken looks amazing! I love simple & flavorful marinades- perfect for grilling season! 🙂
    Pinned & sharing.

  6. Rachel Kathyg @ onlinesisterhood

    These look sooo amazing Krista. The caramelization of the glaze looks yummy. pinned to try. Have a great day!

  7. Julie

    These look delicious. I tend to grill boneless, skinless chicken breasts. Dh would absolutely love these as he prefers legs. Will give these a try soon.

  8. Tanya Schroeder

    Oh Krista I am so in love with this recipe! This might be the best way to eat chicken!!! That glaze is perfect!

  9. Pat

    I forgot to ask……what sort of mustard did you use? I have regular yellow hot-dog mustard and original dijon mustard.

    1. Krista

      I’m a lover of balsamic too… and the grill which is why this is the ultimate combo. 🙂 Bon Appetite Marcie!

  10. Kim @ Kim's Healthy Eats

    Well these look delish and amazingly easy to make! These will be going on my grill this week 🙂

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