Here's an easy and tasty way to jazz up your basic grilled chicken, using things you probably already have on hand in your kitchen and garden.
Are you growing herbs this summer? I venture to guess that herbs are probably the most popular thing to grow at home. Even avowed brown thumb-ers can grow herbs in a pot and if you just don't care to grow some your own, ask a friend, I bet they have some on hand. As a last resort, head out to the grocery and pick some up.
Balsamic Glazed Herb Grilled Chicken
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
2 tablespoons honey
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
2 tablespoons fresh chopped herbs (we used thyme, rosemary and basil)
1/4 teaspoon salt
dash of fresh pepper
1-2 pounds chicken
Mix the vegetable oil, honey, balsamic vinegar, herbs, salt and pepper in a shallow dish. Stir well to combine.
Add the chicken and let marinate for at least 30 minutes or up to 8 hours.
Grill over medium high heat, about 5-8 minute per side, depending on the cut of chicken you choose (boneless, skinless chicken will cook much faster than chicken on a bone). Your chicken is fully cooked when it is no longer pink inside.
Serves 4-8, depending on the amount of chicken you cook (count on about 1 pound per person).
Peas and love,