Lemon Balsamic Grilled Chicken

This lemon balsamic chicken is my go-to chicken recipe for grilling chicken. I make this chicken just about every week. You can eat it plain with grilled veggies or other sides, on a salad, or even make a sandwich out of it! I love the lemon flavor it has and the balsamic vinegar in the marinade adds depth to the chicken and helps give it that nice golden brown color while it cooks on the grill! Let your chicken marinate as long as possible for more flavor! Today, I threw my chicken on a big salad! It had so much flavor! :)

Lemon Balsamic Grilled Chicken

Serves 2


– 1 pound chicken breast, trimmed and halved

– 2 lemons, juiced

– 1/2 tbs. lemon zest

– 2 tbs. extra virgin olive oil

– 1 1/2 tbs. balsamic vinegar

– 1/2 tsp. sea salt

– 1/2 tsp. ground pepper


1. Pound chicken to approximately 1/2 inch thick and set aside. In a small bowl whisk together lemon juice, zest, balsamic vinegar, olive oil, and salt and pepper. Set aside. In freezer bag, add chicken and pour marinade into bag. Coat chicken with marinade. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours (the longer, the better!).

2. Heat a grill pan over medium-high heat. Grill chicken for about 5-6 minutes per side until chicken is cooked thoroughly. Let stand for 5 minutes before slicing.



  1. Mmm….healthy and delicious! Great recipe, thanks for sharing! :)

  2. Stephanie….this looks awesome! I would be making it every week, too! I love making an extra batch of chicken just to cut up on salads! : )

  3. Oh I love lemon on my chicken, this looks so delicious! :)

  4. This looks great Stephanie. I love the flavor combo. So simple yet you can see how flavorful it would be. Definitely gonna try this!

  5. Hi Stephanie, I really love balsamic vinegar and this is simply divine. The vinegratte just makes the chicken or any meat so tender and flavourful. Thanks for stopping by my blog too ;). Btw, I’ve tagged you to Seven Links. Do pop over.



  6. This looks absolutely amazing! I love “go to” recipes…they are always winners! Buzzed this one, it’s delish!

  7. I never tried using lemon with balsamic in a recipe before. It sounds very tasty though… I think I will give it a try soon. Thanks for sharing.

  8. I am trying this tonight. It sounds so good to me.

  9. Oh that looks good! I could definitely have some of this, chocolate butter cream cake and low carb peanut butter cookies, in one sitting. Looks absolutely lovely! Thanks so much for sharing, I could definitely have that for breakfast right now lol =]

  10. It’s great recipe,sound very healty,i’m sure taste good on the the salad,thanks for sharing :)

  11. I love balsamic with chicken. I will be trying this marinade very soon. Thanks!

  12. This sounds fantastic, I love balsamic paired with lemon. Great dish!

  13. One of the nicest combinations of flavours for chicken, in my opinion. Simple & delicious!

  14. Next time I grill chicken, I’ll definitely be doing it this way – because that salad looks a-mazing!

  15. I am always looking for new ways to make chicken more interesting. Thanks for sharing this recipe!

  16. This sounds very flavorful and delicious. I love the flavors of lemon and chicken together. I must give balsamic vinegar a go too. : )

  17. This sounds great to top salads and other dishes! I used to do a lemon parsely garlic one- I need to give this one a try!

  18. Ohh I love the flavor! I’d marinate the chicken over night and use less dressing….looks so healthy!

  19. PERFECT! I have some chicken defrosting for dinner tonight…and I was going to take the easy route and just salt, pepper and grill…but this looks easy and delicious! Thanks!

  20. This looks delicious. Nothing like chicken over a salad. One of my faves.

    • Me too, Kim! It’s perfect for the summer time and I like to always grill a few extra pieces of chicken so I can use them for lunches during the week.

  21. What a great flavor for the chicken..i love this idea! thanks for sharing and have an awesome Sunday afternoon!

  22. A quick and flavorful snack! Thanks for sharing.

  23. Grilled chicken has become one of the staples of our summer :) Your marinade sounds fantastic! I’ll definitely have to give it a try.

  24. This is such a great idea to give grilled chicken that extra kick! I love how you paired the flavours, great combination!

  25. I love lemon chicken! My mom used to make a breaded version, but I’m digging the healthier option. Have you ever tried it with capers?

    • Yes! I love capers too! My favorite sauce for chicken and fish is a simple lemon butter and white wine sauce and then topped with yummy capers! :)

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