This balsamic marinade is a great way to brighten up grilled or baked chicken breasts. Of course, you can apply this to any cut of chicken. Just make sure to double the recipe if you’re planning to marinate a whole chicken.
Whisk all the ingredients in a small bowl. Taste marinade and adjust ingredients as needed.
Let the mixture sit at room temperature for 5 minutes. Stir before using.
Place 1-1 1/2 pounds of meat into a resealable plastic bag, pour marinade over top, making sure the meat is well coated. Seal bag and place it into the refrigerator for the time stated below.
Marinate chicken breasts and pork chops for 1-2 hours.Marinade legs and thighs for 3-4 hours, and a whole chicken for 6-8 hours. Pork Roasts should be marinated for 3-4 hours.Marinate beef steaks for 4-6 hours, and beef roasts for 8 hours.Marinate lamb chops for 2-4 hours, and leg of lamb for 6-8 hours.Fish, seafood, and vegetables need a minimal marinating time for 15-20 minutes. Double balsamic marinade recipe for meats between 2-4 pounds, triple the recipe for meats weighing 4 1/2-6 pounds.This marinade can be made ahead of time and stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3-4 days.