Balsamic Chicken Marinade

  • Author: Dan
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • 8 hours for marinating:
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 3/4 cup marinade 1x

Our Balsamic Chicken Marinade is delicious on any cut of chicken! Tangy and sweet with fresh, vibrant herbs flavor chicken wonderfully. But don’t stop there, you can also use this marinade recipe on turkey or pork, too!



  • 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh garlic
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons fresh, chopped thyme
  • 1 teaspoon fresh, chopped rosemary
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • Fresh black pepper to taste


  1. Add all the ingredients for the marinade into a bowl and whisk together to combine.
  2. Add up to 2 pounds of chicken to a resealable bag. Pour the marinade into the bag and seal. Massage the chicken to make sure that it is completely coated in the marinade. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours or up to overnight. The more time the chicken is in the marinade the better the flavor will be!
  3. Remove the chicken from the bag and discard the marinade. Grill, bake or air fry the chicken.

Recipe Notes

This marinade makes enough for approximately 2 pounds of chicken.

Store: You can make this marinade ahead of time and keep it in the refrigerator for a week to 2 weeks. You can also freeze the marinade with or without the chicken for up to 3 months.

  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: No Cook
  • Cuisine: American