sweet balsamic marinade for chicken

Sweet Balsamic Marinade

  • Author: Krista
  • prep_time Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • cook_time Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • total_time Total Time: 5 minutes
  • yield Yield: 1/2 1x
  • category Category: Condiments
  • method Method: Mix
  • cuisine Cuisine: Italian


This classic is one of the most used marinades out there – made with sweet balsamic, fresh herbs, garlic, dijon mustard and olive oil for one simple but flavorful bite. 



  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme
  • 1 teaspoon fresh rosemary, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • salt & pepper


  1. To a medium bowl add balsamic vinegar,  dijon mustard, thyme, rosemary, garlic, salt and pepper. Whisk together until combined.
  2. Slowly add in olive oil, whisking the entire time until the mixture is emulsified. (when the oil and vinegar no longer separate)
  3. Add chicken to a large storage bag and pour marinade over chicken.
  4. Marinate for at least 1 hour. (always better if it marinates overnight)

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