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Balsamic Marinated Chicken Breasts

Recipe by: R.Upchurch


"This is a recipe I made up after eating LOADS of bland chicken breasts. Chicken is so easy to prepare and this recipe makes the meat extra tender and juicy."



3/4 cup balsamic vinegar                         1/2 cup water 

1 teaspoon dried minced onion                 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

1/2 teaspoon dried minced garlic              1/4 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper            1/4 teaspoon paprika

1/4 teaspoon crushed dried rosemary       1/4 teaspoon dried parsley flakes

1/4 teaspoon chili powder                        1/8 teaspoon dried oregano 4 (6 ounce) skinless, boneless chicken breast halves


Prep                Cook                Ready In

15 m                40 m                1 h 25 m


1. Whisk together the balsamic vinegar, water, onion, red pepper flakes, garlic, salt, pepper, paprika, rosemary, parsley, chili powder, and oregano in a bowl, and pour into a resealable plastic bag. Add the chicken breasts, coat with the marinade, squeeze out excess air, and seal the bag. Marinate in the refrigerator 30 minutes to overnightPreheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).


2. Baking sheet with aluminum foil, or lightly grease a broiler pan. Remove the chicken breasts from the marinade, and shake off excess. Discard the remaining marinade, and place the chicken breasts onto the baking sheet.


3. Bake in the preheated oven until the chicken breasts are golden brown and no longer pink in the center, 30 to 40 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should reach 165 degrees F (74 degrees C).



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