Balsamic Grilled Chicken Thighs


A simple marinade that delivers tender, juicy, and tangy grilled chicken every single time. Feel free to experiment with different herbs. Rosemary and thyme make a nice combination and so tarragon and parsley.

Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
1 hrs 10 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 30 mins
6 servings


  • ¾ cup balsamic vinegar

  • ½ cup olive oil

  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic

  • ½ teaspoon dried tarragon

  • ½ teaspoon dried thyme

  • 1 ½ pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs


  1. Whisk vinegar, olive oil, garlic, tarragon, and thyme together in a small bowl. Place chicken thighs in a gallon-sized resealable plastic bag and pour vinegar mixture over the chicken; turn to coat. Seal bag and let marinate at room temperature for 1 hour.

  2. Preheat an outdoor grill for medium-high heat and lightly oil the grate. Remove chicken from marinade and discard marinade.

  3. Grill chicken for 15 minutes, flipping every 5 minutes. Transfer chicken to a plate and let rest for 10 minutes before serving.

Cook's Note:

For maximum flavor, marinate the chicken in the refrigerator for 8 hours.

Editor's Note:

Nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of marinade ingredients. The actual amount of marinade consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

358 Calories
29g Fat
5g Carbs
18g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 358
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 29g 38%
Saturated Fat 6g 28%
Cholesterol 64mg 21%
Sodium 62mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 5g 2%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 18g
Vitamin C 1mg 4%
Calcium 24mg 2%
Iron 2mg 9%
Potassium 164mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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