Grilled Rooster with Balsamic Vinegar (Video) – Kalyn’s Kitchen

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posted by Kalyn Denny on June 18, 2021

Grilled Rooster with Balsamic Vinegar is a favourite recipe, and regardless that the marinade has balsamic vinegar, that is actually low in carbs!

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For this week’s Friday Favorites decide, I’m reminding you about this amazingly scrumptious Grilled Rooster with Balsamic Vinegar! Years in the past once I was the trainer’s affiliation president I made this rooster for a district insurance coverage committee assembly, and other people beloved it. Then a number of years later I noticed somebody who had eaten it that day and he or she requested me for the recipe. For those who serve a recipe and somebody nonetheless remembers it a number of years later, you already know it’s an excellent recipe, proper? And this can be a grilled rooster recipe that has actually been successful with each particular person I’ve ever made it for.

For those who’re strictly watching carbs, you would possibly marvel about utilizing balsamic vinegar, which is certainly an ingredient that has some carbs. However do not forget that in a marinated rooster recipe like this, you’re solely consuming the very small quantity of carbs that adheres to the rooster. And should you test the dietary data I feel you’ll be pleasantly stunned to see how low-carb this truly is! This recipe makes sufficient marinade for eight rooster breasts making it nice to make for dinner friends. In case you have leftover rooster it’s tasty served over salad or tossed right into a stir-fry, so I encourage you to make the complete quantity if that may work in your family! It’s also possible to reduce the recipe in half should you can’t deal with that a lot grilled rooster.

What components do you want for this recipe?

Ideas for Grilled Rooster Breasts:

For those who’re not that skilled at cooking rooster on the grill you would possibly need to learn my informative publish on make juicy grilled rooster breasts. That publish reveals you the grilled rooster methodology I’ve been utilizing for years.

What should you don’t have an outside grill?

For those who don’t have an outside grill or it’s not grilling season this rooster can prepare dinner completely on a Stovetop Grill Pan (affiliate hyperlink) or a George Foreman Grill (affiliate hyperlink).

Grilled Chicken with Balsamic Vinegar process shots collage

The best way to make this recipe:

(Scroll down for full recipe with dietary data.)

  1. I wish to grind the dried parsley, dried shallots (or onions), Spike Seasoning (affiliate hyperlink), dried thyme, garlic powder, and black pepper along with a mortar and pestle, though it’s in all probability optionally available.
  2. Then combine the balsamic vinegar, Dijon mustard, olive oil, and dried spices to make the marinade.
  3. Trim rooster and make small crosswise slits, put rooster in Ziploc bag or plastic container, and let it marinate 4-6 hours (or longer is okay, even all day should you’re going out.)
  4. Whenever you’re able to prepare dinner, drain the rooster to take away extra marinade and let it come to room temperature whilst you oil and preheat grill.
  5. Lay rooster high facet down diagonally to the grill grates and prepare dinner a couple of minutes till you see grill marks, then rotate and prepare dinner a couple of minutes extra to get these criss-cross marks.
  6. When you might have good grill marks on the highest, flip rooster over and prepare dinner simply till it feels agency (not exhausting) to the contact, don’t overcook.
  7. Serve Grilled Rooster with Balsamic Vinegar sizzling. Leftover rooster is scrumptious over salad greens.

Grilled Chicken with Balsamic Vinegar square thumbnail image of chicken on plate with arugula salad

Make it a Meal

Rooster is proven within the photograph with Kalyn’s Favourite Child Arugula Salad, and this may even be nice with Grilled Asparagus with Parmesan, Air Fryer Artichoke Hearts, or Inexperienced Beans with Lemon, Parmesan, and Pine Nuts for a low-carb meal.

Extra Tasty Rooster for Dinner:

Sluggish Cooker and Instantaneous Pot Rooster Recipes ~ Sluggish Cooker or Strain Cooker
Low-Carb Pepperoni Pizza Rooster Bake ~ Kalyn’s Kitchen
Spicy Sriracha Grilled Rooster ~ The Good Pantry
Simple Baked Pesto Rooster ~ Kalyn’s Kitchen


  • 8 boneless, skinless rooster breasts

Marinade Substances:

  • 2/3 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 cup Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 T dried parsley
  • 1 T dried shallots or onion (or 2 T minced contemporary shallots or onion)
  • 1 T Spike seasoning (see notes)
  • 1 tsp. dried thyme
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp. coarse floor black pepper


  1. (Click on for step-by-step images of  make juicy and ideal grilled rooster breasts.)
  2. If desired, use a mortar and pestle or spice grinder to grind collectively the dried parsley, dried shallots (or onions), Spike seasoning, dried thyme, garlic powder, and black pepper.
  3. Then combine the balsamic vinegar, Dijon, olive oil and spices to make the marinade.
  4. Trim all fats and tendons from rooster breasts and trim beneath facet if wanted so rooster items are near the identical thickness. I wish to make small slits crosswise alongside every rooster breast to assist rooster prepare dinner extra evenly and provides extra floor for the marinade to stay to.
  5. Place rooster in Ziploc bag or container with a snap-tight lid, laying them flat. Pour the marinade over over rooster and marinate in fridge 4-6 hours or extra. (Marinating all day is okay should you’re not going to be dwelling.)
  6. Whenever you’re able to prepare dinner, take the rooster out of the fridge, drain it in a colander within the sink to take away extra marinade, and let rooster come to room temperature whilst you warmth the grill.
  7. Oil the grill (a wadded-up paper towel dipped in oil works nicely) or spray with non-stick grilling spray; then preheat fuel or charcoal grill to medium-high.  (You may solely maintain your hand there for a number of seconds.)
  8. When grill is sizzling lay rooster diagonally throughout grill grates, high facet down first, and prepare dinner till you begin to see grill marks, about 3 minutes.
  9. As quickly as you see marks, rotate rooster so it’s going diagonally within the different route and prepare dinner a couple of minutes extra.
  10. When you might have desired grill marks, flip rooster over and prepare dinner till it’s browned on each side and agency, however not exhausting to the contact, in all probability just a few minutes longer on the second facet until your rooster breasts are actually thick. (Precise cooking time will range relying on rooster thickness and the way sizzling your grill is, so take away it from the warmth when the rooster feels agency when pressed along with your finger.)
  11. This rooster is also cooked in a stove-top grill pan with ridges or a George Foreman Grill with good outcomes.


If you do not have Spike Seasoning (affiliate hyperlink) use one other all-purpose seasoning mix; Spike shouldn’t be Paleo or Entire 30 authorised.

Dietary data is calculated assuming greater than half of the balsamic vinegar is discarded within the marinade.

Recipe created by Kalyn a few years in the past.

Vitamin Info:



Serving Dimension:

Quantity Per Serving: Energy: 291Complete Fats: 11gSaturated Fats: 2gTrans Fats: 0gUnsaturated Fats: 8gLdl cholesterol: 102mgSodium: 868mgCarbohydrates: 4gFiber: 1gSugar: 4gProtein: 38g

Vitamin data is robotically calculated by the Recipe Plug-In I’m utilizing. I’m not a nutritionist and can’t assure 100% accuracy, since many variables have an effect on these calculations.

Low-Carb Food plan / Low-Glycemic Food plan / South Seashore Food plan Strategies
This recipe could be authorised for low-carb consuming plans, and it’s excellent for any section of the unique South Seashore Food plan.

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Historic Notes for this Recipe:
This recipe was first posted in 2007, and I’ve actually made it each summer time since then! It was final up to date in 2021.

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