Quick and easy Balsamic grilled chicken

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:
serves 3

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!

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What are you eating for lunch today?


5 thoughts on “Quick and easy Balsamic grilled chicken

  1. Oo looks badass ..too gud 😋😋😋

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