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Balsamic Baked Chicken

This balsamic baked chicken recipe combines succulent bone-in chicken thighs with a flavorful marinade for a delicious and easy-to-make dish. The marinade, consisting of balsamic dressing, honey, olive oil, rosemary, garlic powder, salt, and pepper, infuses the chicken with rich and aromatic flavors. To prepare, preheat the oven to 425°F and whisk together the marinade ingredients. Arrange the chicken thighs in a baking dish, coat them with half of the marinade, and bake for 20 minutes. Then, add the remaining marinade and continue baking for 10-15 minutes until the chicken reaches a golden brown color and an internal temperature of 165°F. Once cooked, transfer the chicken to a serving dish and enjoy, pairing it with a side salad or roasted vegetables for a complete meal.

balsamic chicken

Honey Balsamic Baked Chicken

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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 32 minutes
Course dinner, Main Course
Cuisine American, Italian
Servings 4


  • mixing bowl
  • sheet pan
  • oven


  • 4 each bone in chicken thighs
  • 1/2 cup balsamic dressing
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp rosemary (fresh, finley chopped)
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper


  • Preheat the oven to 425F degrees
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the balsamic dressing, honey, garlic, salt, pepper, and rosemary
  • Place the chicken thighs in a baking dish and pour half of the balsamic marinade over the chicken and make sure it is fully coated
  • Cook the chicken for 20 minutes
  • After 20 minutes, pour the rest of the balsamic marinade on top and cook for another 10-15 minutes until the chicken is golden brown and fully cooked to an internal temperature of 165
  • Remove from the oven and place it on a serving dish and enjoy! Serve with a side salad or roasted veggies


Note: After the chicken cooks, you can split the recipe in half and shred half of the chicken meat, and use it as your protein for a lunch salad or in a sandwich.