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sliced grilled chicken on a pink plate with lemons

5 Minute Balsamic Chicken Marinade

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  • Author: Laney Schwartz
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 3/4 cup 1x
  • Category: Marinade


With just a handful of ingredients and minimal prep time, this versatile 5 Minute Balsamic Chicken Marinade is sure to become a new favorite in your kitchen. Whether you’re grilling, baking, or sautéing your chicken, this glaze is the perfect way to take your dish to the next level!


  • ½ cup balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce or coconut aminos
  • Juice from 1 large lemon
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme


  1. Add all the ingredients to a bowl and whisk until well combined. Use immediately to marinate chicken for a minimum of 30 minutes or up to 48 hours. Store in the fridge in an airtight jar or container for 7-10 days or in the freezer for up to 6 months. Yields about ¾ cup. Can easily double or triple the recipe to make more!