Easy and delicious!
I’m one of those people who eat lunch at 12 in the afternoon…I NEED to eat lunch then because according to me, snacking is pointless.
Give me a proper meal or FORGET IT.
That being said, lunches need to come together quickly.Which is why I love fast meals.
Bonus points if it’s delicious!
The good thing about this chicken is that you NEED to prep it the night before or a couple of hours before eating it so that the it can properly marinate in the balsamic. Then you grill it, toss in some fresh basil and serve it over a bed of rice. I served this with mushroom sautéed in olive oil with garlic,shallots and a little more balsamic.
Quick and easy Balsamic grilled chicken:
3 whole chicken legs
1/4 cup = 2tbsp balsamic vinegar
1/2 tbsp. dark brown sugar
handful basil leaves(sliced or chiffonaded) + extra for garnish
Brown Rice for serving
Mushrooms for serving ( if desired)
the night before ( or a couple of hours in advance) , make diagonal deep slits on the chicken. In a medium bowl, whish together the vinegar,sugar,basil and a pinch of salt. Pour over chicken legs and let sit in the fridge for at least 3 hours and up to 12 hours.
Before grilling it, whack the chicken a bit so that it flattens. This will help it cook faster. Place chicken on preheated grill and cook on both sides till slightly charred and a deep red colour. Serve on brown rice with sautéed mushrooms and extra basil for garnish. I liked the chicken with a squeeze of fresh lime, too!
What are you eating for lunch today?