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Balsamic Roasted Chicken

A tangy balsamic roasted chicken featuring moist chicken breasts perfectly seasoned with a simple balsamic marinade.

Yesterday, Kim and I shared our homemade balsamic marinade. Today, we’re sharing a chicken recipe that uses that marinade. It adds a tangy flavor to the dish and helps to tenderize the chicken. Also, it helps to keep the poultry moist while cooking in that dry heat. The recipe takes about an hour to complete, mostly due to the marinating step.

The meat will need to marinate for about 30-minutes before roasting. However, I wouldn’t recommend it letting marinate for more than an hour. Over-marinated chicken has a grainy texture; similar to what chain restaurants serve. So, to avoid that unpleasant texture, it’s best to keep marinating to a minimum. Shall we get cooking?

A close-up view of the balsamic roasted chicken in a pan.

How to make balsamic roasted chicken?

First, you’re going to need a 1-gallon sized zip-top bag, or a large container with a lid.

After that, place the chicken breasts and 1 cup of marinade into the bag or container. Be sure to reserve a 1/4-cup of the marinade. Set it aside for later.

Raw chicken breasts in a freezer bag.

Next, remove as much air as you can and seal the chicken. Let the poultry marinate in your fridge for at least 30-minutes.

Now, while the chicken sits, preheat your oven to 425°F, and spray a 9×13-inch dish with non-stick cooking spray.

The chicken breasts marinating in the freezer bag.

Once the chicken has marinated, transfer it to the baking dish and discard the marinade from the container.

Then, place the meat into the oven to roast (uncovered) for 20-25 minutes. Remove it from the oven.

The raw poultry transferred to a roasting pan.

Afterward, add the halved tomatoes to the dish, along with the reserved marinade. Place the chicken back into the oven.

Allow it to continue cooking for another 15-minutes or so. Use a meat thermometer to measure the thickest part of the poultry. If it reads, 165°F then chicken is fully cooked.

Last, remove it from the oven and let it rest for 5-10 minutes before serving.

That’s it, your balsamic roasted chicken recipe is done! Kim and I hope you enjoy it and wish you all the best 🙂

The breasts have cooked and are ready to serve.

Recipe Tips:

Looking for another simple dinner recipe? Then check out our crockpot ham and cabbage soup or chicken caprese.

An aerial view of the sliced chicken and tomatoes.
An aerial view of the sliced chicken and tomatoes.

Balsamic Roasted Chicken

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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Additional Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings: 4 Servings

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  • 1 to 1 ½ pounds chicken breasts
  • 1 ¼ cups balsamic marinade - reserve ¼ cup marinade
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes - halved


  • Place the chicken breasts and 1 cup of marinade in a gallon sized, plastic zip bag. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes or up to an hour.
    1 to 1 ½ pounds chicken breasts
    1 ¼ cups balsamic marinade
  • While the chicken marinates, preheat the oven to 425°F, and lightly grease a 9 x 13-inch baking dish. Set aside.
  • After the chicken marinates, use tongs to transfer it to the baking dish in an even layer and discard the marinade. Roast for 20 to 25 minutes, then add the tomatoes and drizzle the remaining marinade over chicken and tomatoes. 
    1 pint cherry tomatoes
  • Return the chicken to the oven and roast for an additional 10 to 15 minutes until an instant read thermometer reads 165°F when inserted into the thickest part of the chicken. Allow the chicken to rest for 10 minutes before serving.
  • Store any leftovers in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.


The calories listed are an approximation based on the ingredients in the recipe card and a serving size of 8 ounces of balsamic chicken. Actual calories will vary.


Serving: 0.5pound | Calories: 338kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 41g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 0.02g | Cholesterol: 109mg | Sodium: 1607mg | Potassium: 928mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 629IU | Vitamin C: 29mg | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 1mg
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