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basil balsamic chicken thigh

Basil Balsamic Marinated Chicken Thighs

Easy and vibrant marinated chicken thighs drizzled with a balsamic glaze and served over a bed of salad greens. Perfect dinner for Summer cook-outs!
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Course: The Main Event
Cuisine: American
Keyword: 30 minute dinner, balsamic, basil, chicken thighs, dinner, easy dinner
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 18 minutes
Marinating Time: 1 hour
Servings: 4 people


  • blender and blender cup
  • mixing bowl
  • grill


  • 4 boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • 2 tablespoons lemon pepper
  • 4 cups spinach or mixed greens
  • drizzle of balsamic glaze


  • In a blender cup combine fresh basil, red wine vinegar, olive oil, salt, pepper, and garlic. Blend on high for 30 seconds until thoroughly combined.
  • In a mixing bowl add your chicken things and pour the marinade over.
  • Set in the fridge for at least an hour
  • Pre heat grill to 400 degrees and cook the chicken fro 7-8 minutes on each side until the internal temperature is 165.
  • Serve with salad greens, goat cheese, and tomatoes tossed with your favorite balsamic dressing. Drizzle with balsamic glaze and enjoy!


You could sub in chicken breast if you would like!