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Grilled Chicken with Cherry Balsamic Sauce

Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time50 mins
Servings: 4 servings

Ingredients

For the Chicken:

  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast fillets
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • ¼ teaspoon salt

For the Balsamic Cherry Sauce:

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 small shallot diced
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 2 cups cherries fresh or frozen, pitted
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley chopped

Instructions

Marinate the chicken.

  • In a small bowl combine olive oil, balsamic vinegar, garlic, and salt. Pour over the chicken breasts and marinate for at least 20 minutes, up to overnight.

Make the cherry balsamic sauce.

  • Heat the olive oil over medium-high heat in a medium skillet.
  • Add the shallot and garlic and cook until softened, about 4-5 minutes.
  • Add the balsamic vinegar and cherries, and cook until cherries are softened and balsamic is slightly reduced, about 8-10 minutes.

Cook the chicken.

  • Preheat your grill over medium-high heat.
  • Add the chicken and cook 4-6 minutes on each side, depending on how thick your chicken is, until internal temperature reaches 165 degrees F.
  • I always use a meat thermometer to ensure my chicken is fully cooked.
  • Serve grilled chicken topped with balsamic cherry sauce and fresh parsley.
  • Enjoy!