This easy marinade will make your everyday chicken dinner, something extraordinary. Recipe adapted from Giada De Laurentis, Everyday Italian: 125 Simple and Delicious Recipes
- In a large bowl whisk together:
- 1 cup extra-virgin olive oil
- 1 cup balsamic vinegar
- 1/2 cup lemon juice
- 1/2 cup dijon mustard
- 3 garlic cloves , crushed
- 2 tsp salt
- 2 tsp black pepper, ground
- 6 chicken thighs
- 6 chicken drumsticks
Cook Time: 45 min
Inactive Time: 2 hour - 1 day marinate time
Serving Size: 1 thigh & 1 drumstick
Serving Suggestions: Serve with steamed veggies or sun-dried tomato pesto (pictured above with balsamic chicken breast).
Cooking Tips: You can also use this marinade for 6 boneless, skinless chicken breasts. But, instead of broiling it, cook the marinated chicken breasts in a large non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Cook each side until browned, approximately 5-7 minutes. Add 1/4 cup of mariinade to browned chicken and bring to boil. Then reduce heat to low and simmer with the skillet covered until the inside of the chicken is cooked, another 15-20 minutes.