Balsamic-Glazed Grilled Chicken Breasts

The secret to this shiny and golden-brown barbecued chicken? A simple, tangy glaze made with brown sugar.

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  • prep time 35 min
  • total time 35 min
  • ingredients 7
  • servings 4
 

Ingredients

Glaze

1/3
cup packed brown sugar
1/3
cup balsamic vinegar
1
teaspoon chopped fresh rosemary leaves
1
teaspoon finely chopped garlic

Chicken

4
bone-in skin-on chicken breasts (8 oz each)
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon pepper

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LOCATION

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  • 1 Heat gas or charcoal grill. In small bowl, mix glaze ingredients; set aside.
  • 2 Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper. Place chicken on grill, skin side down, over medium heat. Cook 10 minutes. Turn chicken; brush half the glaze evenly over chicken. Continue cooking and brushing with remaining glaze 10 to 12 minutes longer or until juice of chicken is clear when thickest part is cut to bone (170°F).
  • 1 Heat gas or charcoal grill. In small bowl, mix glaze ingredients; set aside.
  • 2 Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper. Place chicken on grill, skin side down, over medium heat. Cook 10 minutes. Turn chicken; brush half the glaze evenly over chicken. Continue cooking and brushing with remaining glaze 10 to 12 minutes longer or until juice of chicken is clear when thickest part is cut to bone (170°F).

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

Substitute any fresh herb such as thyme, oregano, tarragon or Italian parsley for the rosemary in this recipe.

This all-purpose glaze tastes fantastic on any cut of meat. Try it on pork chops or steaks.

When we need a simple-yet-flavorful sauce for chicken, we reach for a bottle of balsamic.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
310
(
Calories from Fat
80),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
9g
9%
(Saturated Fat
2 1/2g,
2 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
95mg
95%;
Sodium
380mg
380%;
Total Carbohydrate
22g
22%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
21g
21%
),
Protein
34g
34%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
4%;
Iron
8%;
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 4 1/2 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.