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.