Baked Balsamic Chicken

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Baked Balsamic Chicken is wholesome, easy and delicious!  This dish can be customized to use whatever herbs you like (or have on hand) and is perfectly paired with Minute® Multi-Grain Medley! Thank you Minute® Rice for sponsoring this post.
 This Baked Balsamic Chicken recipe has been a family favorite for years. The recipe was created when Greta was first born over 3 years ago and has been a regular feature on the dinner rotation ever since. The marinade takes minutes to prepare and then is poured in a zip-top bag with the chicken.  Let that sit in the refrigerator until you’re ready to bake.  Then you just pour the chicken and marinade in a baking dish and bake.  Simple!

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After all of these years, we have not changed a thing with the Baked Balsamic Chicken recipe. However we have discovered an equally easy and delicious staple to pair with the chicken ~ Minute® Multi-Grain Medley!

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Minute® Multi-Grain Medley is the newest product from Minute Rice. It’s a blend of four gluten-free, 100% whole grains, all non GMO including long grain brown rice, Thai red rice, wild rice and quinoa and it conveniently cooks in 10 minutes. Plus, Minute® Multi-Grain Medley comes in pre-portioned bags, making it even easier to prep for your family.

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Minute® Rice is quick and easy to prepare and is a great pantry staple. Minute® Rice is a go-to ingredient your whole family will love and is especially great to use during the busy back-to-school season. Minute Rice helps (or does) the cooking so the rice consistently turns out right.

What I like about this Baked Balsamic Chicken recipe paired with the Minute® Multi-Grain Medley (or any Minute Rice variety) is that flavors are very complementary and nothing overpowers.  In the recipe below, I listed oregano, but any of your favorite herb(s) would work well here.  I also made the recipe for 2, but it can easily be multiplied to serve more, if desired. Enjoy!

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Baked Balsamic Chicken
Yields: 2 servings
  • ¼ cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1½ teaspoon dried oregano (or other herb, such as thyme, basil, rosemary, or Italian herb mix)
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon salt, adjust to taste
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper, adjust to taste
  • 2 4-6 ounce boneless, skinless chicken breast halves
  • Cooking spray
  1. In a small bowl, put vinegar, oil, oregano, garlic, salt and pepper and mix until combined.
  2. Put chicken in a ziploc bag. Pour vinegar mixture in bag with chicken, seal bag and spread marinade over chicken. Refrigerate for 30 minutes to overnight.
  3. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Spray small baking dish with cooking spray.
  4. Put chicken in prepared baking dish and pour marinade over chicken. Cover and bake for 35 to 40 minutes, or until chicken is cooked thoroughly. Let sit for 5 minutes and then serve.
Serve with Minute® Multi-Grain Medley


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Editor’s Note: This Baked Balsamic Chicken recipe originally appeared in February, 2013, but has been updated with improved photos and serving suggestions. The original recipe has been unchanged. 

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Minute® Rice.


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  1. Balsamic and chicken is a great combination, this sounds delicious. I will definitely have to give this a whirl. Thanks for sharing!

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  2. I love baked chicken recipes. They’re so easy. I hate having to stand over a stove waiting for my dinner to cook, especially with twin toddlers running wild. I’ve been looking for a good balsamic baked chicken recipe. This sounds great, I’m definitely going to try it.

  3. I love balsamic and this sounds great!

  4. I love this dish, absolutely yummy packed with flavour!

  5. Easy. Good. And pretty. A winning combination for any household. Even though “they” say balsamic stuff isn’t trendy any more, I love it!

  6. Delicious! Found your recipe on pinterest and had to give it a try. Super easy and tasty. It will definitely be put in the rotation. Thanks!

  7. Tried this tonight – took seconds for the marinade and is so delicious! Husband loved it, too. Verg flavorful.

  8. I am a college student and I have just recently started cooking for myself and this was quick and easy. I am a college student though and do not have much experience in the kitchen and also do not have too many spices. Surprisingly I have thyme and parsley so I will be preparing this dish tonight! Super excited!