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Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Mustard Balsamic Glazed Grilled Chicken

Although I cut up our chicken and put it over a salad, this recipe makes a perfect stand alone piece of chicken.  It's simple and uses very little ingredients, perfect for any time you need a quick meal.  Okay, okay, so I tell you to marinate for at least two hours, but think of it this way - Throw the marinade together and toss with chicken before you leave for work... and viola!  dinner can be ready almost immediately after you get home.  See?  A quick meal :)

Mustard Balsamic Glazed Grilled Chicken
Adapted from Food and Wine
Printable Recipe 
1 garlic clove, quartered
1 jalapeno, stem removed, seeded and roughly chopped
1/4 cup Dijon mustard
1 Tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1 Tablespoon olive oil
1 boneless, skinless chicken breast and 2 boneless, skinless chicken thighs

In a food processor, add all ingredients except the chicken.  Pulse until it smooth.  Place the chicken in a resealable bag or shallow dish and pour the marinade over it.  Seal or cover and place in refrigerator for at least 2 hours (can marinate up to overnight).

Preheat grill to 375 degrees F.  Clean and oil grill grates.  Remove chicken from bag/dish and discard marinade.  Place chicken over direct heat and grill for 8-10 minutes per side for the chicken breast and 4-6 minutes per side for the thighs.  Remove from grill and allow to rest for a 3-5 minutes before serving.  Enjoy!

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Cranberry Morning said...

Looks delicious, Jenn, plain or cut up on a salad. If I didn't have leftover beef stew to use for dinner tonight, I would probably make this!

Pam said...

Yum. I have a feeling that whole jalapeno gives this marinade a tasty kick!

Mary Bergfeld said...

What a lovely salad, Jenn. I love the added kick you've given it.I hope you are having a great week. Blessings...Mary

Lea Ann (Cooking On The Ranch) said...

Mustard...balsamic....grilled.... this sounds delicious Jenn. And I need a fresh meal. You wouldn't believe all the sinful food we've been eating this week. Larry's been in town. :)

Chris said...

Throw it in a wrap and I'm ready to roll!