Grilled Chicken with Balsamic Garlic Sauce

Grilled Chicken with Balsamic Garlic Sauce

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes

Yield: 5 servings

Serving Size: 1 per person



Making this dish is easy - requiring simple ingredients (HEY USE Bottled salad dressing for the balsamic garlic sauce ---- shhhhh!) and makes a standard mid-week chicken dinner out-standing!


    For The Chicken
  • 5 chicken quarters
  • Sea salt and fresh cracked pepper
  • Canola oil spray
  • For The Sauce
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter, softened
  • 1 small shallot, chopped
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1/3 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons instant flour
  • Chopped parsley for garnish


  1. Preheat one side of the grill to medium and the other to low.
  2. Season the chicken with salt and pepper, and lightly spray all sides with canola oil
  3. Sear the chicken over medium heat, about 3-5 minutes per side; then remove it to a foil pan on the low-heat side of the grill.
  4. Keep the other side of the grill on medium, but shut off the burners under the pan.
  5. Close the lid.
  6. Cook until the temperature of the thick thigh meat is 180 degrees F.
  7. For the Sauce
  8. Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil and the butter in a saucepan over medium-high heat.
  9. Add teh shallots, cooking until translucent, and then add the garlic.
  10. Combine with the vinegar and chicken broth and bring to a boil
  11. In a small bowl, mix 1 tablespoon oil and flour.
  12. Drizzle it into the saucepan mixture, whisking to prevent lumps.
  13. Bring to a boil; then simmer on low for 1 to 2 minutes, whisking as necessary.
  14. Serve with the chicken.


This recipes was used as the basis for a recipe prepared by Barry CB Martin on The Weather Channel - April 21, 2012

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