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Quick Italian Balsamic Grilled Chicken

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My name is Kevin. My life changed when I realized that healthy living is truly a lifelong journey, mainly won by having a well-balanced diet and enjoying adequate exercise. By experimenting in the kitchen and openly sharing my meals, I learned that healthy eating is hardly boring and that by making a few adjustments, I could design a diet that could help me achieve my personal fitness goals. Our bodies are built in the kitchen and sculpted in the gym.

Calories 188
Protein 31g
Fat 6g
Carbs 1g
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes

Hello my dearest fit foodies! Looking for a fail-proof chicken recipe? Then check out my balsamic grilled chicken! As long as you don’t cook the chicken for too long, this recipe will be great!

When it comes to grilling chicken, I suggest medium-high heat and the use of a meat thermometer to check that it reaches at least 165°F on its thick parts. This would be of great help to have your perfectly cooked chicken breast or thigh.

Aside from chicken, you can also use other ingredients such as steaks, pork chops, pork loin, and even veggies! There’s no exact recipe that you have to strictly follow. You can even make a variety of combinations to your homemade marinade.

In this recipe, I love how the strong and sour note of grilled balsamic blends well with freshly chopped mint and Italian herbs. It also contains high protein content, vitamin B6, potassium, and niacin.

Balsamic vinegar is a very dark, concentrated, and strongly flavored vinegar originating in Italy. This is wholly or partly made of grape musk.

It is believed that it has a lot of benefits. It can contribute to weight loss, low cholesterol levels, healthy digestion, blood circulation, and even glowing skin.

Already craving for this balsamic chicken? Add this to your compilation of grilled chicken recipes! Better yet, try it with my low-carb “couscous” with peas, herbs, and feta!

And if you’re enjoying and loving this recipe, I’d greatly appreciate it if you send me an email or leave a comment below!

Knowing how my recipes affect your knowledge of what healthy food could be is highly important to me — as well as giving you satisfying foods while making it easy to achieve your weight loss and fitness goals. Live happily and stay healthy!

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Quick Italian Balsamic Grilled Chicken

Ingredients

balsamic grilled chicken

Ingredients for 5 servings

  • 1 1/2 lb raw chicken breasts, boneless & skinless
  • Marinade:
    • 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
    • 1 tablespoon garlic, minced
    • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
    • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
    • 1 teaspoon sea salt (or more/less to taste)
    • one teaspoon coarse pepper
  • fresh mint
Steps
  1. Mix ingredients for the marinade together in a bowl.  Place raw chicken breasts in a sealable plastic bag, then pour in the marinade.  Remove the air from the bag, then seal it.  Marinate in the fridge for at least 1 hour, or overnight.
  2. Set a nonstick skillet on medium heat and lightly spray with olive oil.  Add the chicken breasts to the skillet and sear and cook on each side for 6 to 8 minutes.  The outside should be seared and no longer pink, and the inside should be white.
  3. Remove the chicken from the skillet and place on a plate (or in meal prep containers).
  4. Garnish with freshly chopped mint to boost the flavors.

 

Try this meal with my low-carb couscous meal for a satisfying and delicious meal prep!

Low Carb Israeli Couscous with Peas & Mint

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Calories
188
Protein
31g
Fat
6g
Carbs
1g
Sodium
Fiber
0g
Sugar
1g
About the author

FitMenCook

My name is Kevin. My life changed when I realized that healthy living is truly a lifelong journey, mainly won by having a well-balanced diet and enjoying adequate exercise. By experimenting in the kitchen and openly sharing my meals, I learned that healthy eating is hardly boring and that by making a few adjustments, I could design a diet that could help me achieve my personal fitness goals. Our bodies are built in the kitchen and sculpted in the gym.