Grilled Balsamic and Honey Glazed Chicken

I’ve been trying to get in shape lately, but my summer vacations get me off track. I just came back from a family vacation in Florida, and I’ve decided to take this week to reset my nutrition by eating clean but delicious.

I’m not a big salad person but in the summer, I literally crave a strawberry and feta salad without fail. Have you ever tasted the strawberry and feta combo? Hunni—it’s incredible!

In my opinion, a salad isn’t a salad without a delicious protein and if it’s summer time I’m using grilled chicken. But not just any grilled chicken, balsamic and honey glazed grilled chicken. That’s right…hungry yet?

A lot of people ask me how I get my grilled chicken breast to stay moist and juicy when grilling on high heat. Honestly, there’s just one thing you need to be sure you do and that’s to marinate. Some folks shy away from marinating because it takes time. If recipes call for marinating that means you need another 24 hours before you can enjoy your creation *eye roll*.

Well, with Foodsaver that’s not the case. I used The FoodSaver VS3182 and Preserve & Marinate Containers to help lock in freshness and seal in flavor. The best part about the containers is the 2 different settings to choose from – preserve & marinate. So, you get to marinate your protein or veggies in minutes and then vacuum seal your leftovers and keep them fresh longer.

I love the combination of balsamic and honey to marinate the chicken breasts. The flavor is tangy yet sweet and it penetrates the chicken breast perfectly. I enjoy the balsamic and honey glazed chicken on a salad but you can have it in a bowl too! Cook up your favorite grain and serve it along side the balsamic and honey glazed chicken.

What’s not to love about this combo right? I loved creating this recipe for you guys and I hope you will make it! If you do be sure to tag me on Instagram @asiliglamcooks.

Thanks to Foodsaver for sponsoring this post, all opinions are my own.

Grilled balsamic and honey glazed chicken with strawberry and feta salad

Juicy grilled chicken breasts marinated in a simple balsamic and honey marinade served on a bed of mixed greens with sliced fresh strawberries and creamy feta cheese.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 2 people

Ingredients

For grilled balsamic and honey chicken

  • 2 chicken breasts between 5-8 oz
  • 1 cup Colavita Balsamic Vinegar of Modena
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • salt to taste
  • olive oil to coat grill and chicken

For strawberry feta salad

  • 3 oz of your favorite leafy green blend
  • 4 oz of crumbled feta cheese
  • 8 oz of fresh strawberries, thinly sliced
  • 1 grilled chicken breast thinly sliced
  • Drizzle of reduced balsamic glaze for dressing

Instructions

For grilled balsamic and honey chicken

  • In the Foodsaver preserve and marinate container, combine chicken breast, honey and salt and marinate for 12 minutes.
  • Once marinated, heat grill to 425 degrees and allow it to come to temperature.
  • Oil grill plates with a paper towel then add chicken to grill and cook 5 to 8 minutes per side depending on thickness of each chicken breast.
  • While chicken cooks, reduce the same balsamic marinade on the stove in a saucepan to serve as a glaze. Glaze is done when it can fully coat the back of spoon. Usually done after reducing on medium heat for 5 minutes.
  • Chicken is done when you can carefully touch the thickest part of the chicken and there is no resistance. Use a meat thermometer to be sure chicken has reached 165 degrees F.

For strawberry feta salad

  • Assemble salad, by first placing greens in a salad bowl, scatter sliced strawberries on top then feta cheese and top with thinly sliced chicken breast.
  • Lastly, drizzle balsamic glaze all over the top of the chicken and greens.
  • Save leftover chicken breast in your Foodsaver preserve and marinate container.

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