Balsamic Chicken

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This is really easy and really delish, provided you have the time to let the chicken marinate. Prepare this the night before and you will have a easy dinner when you get home the next night.



  • 1 cup olive oil or canola oil
  • ½ balsamic vinegar
  • 3 scallions, minced
  • 1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 3 Tbsp sugar
  • 3 Tbsp tomato ketchup
  • 1 tsp mustard powder
  • 1 clove of garlic, minced
  • dash of Tabasco or chili sauce
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • 1 Chicken, cut up (aprox 4 to 5 lbs)


  • Large bowl
  • Baking Pan(s) with high sides
  • Plastic wrap or aluminum foil
  • Tongs


In Advance

  1. Combine all the listed marinade ingredients and mix well.
  2. Add chicken and marinade to baking pans. Be sure that chicken pieces are completely covered by the marinade.
  3. Add chicken, cover with plastic wrap or aluminum foil and marinate for at least 6 hours and up to 24 hours.

When ready to cook

  1. Preheat oven to 325°F.
  2. Remove cover from chicken and bake at 325°F for 30 minutes.
  3. While chicken is in the oven preheat or light grill.
  4. After 30 minutes remove chicken from oven
  5. Remove from oven and using the tongs remove the chicken from the marinade.
  6. Cook chicken on grill until browned on each side (about five minutes.) Baste with marinade repeatedly while grilling.
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