Honey Balsamic Grilled Chicken

Prep Time 25 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4 servings

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Perfectly moist grilled chicken in a sweet and tangy honey balsamic sauce — a great way to spice up your grilling this summer! 

chicken breast with honey balsamic glaze on white plate with fresh greens

In case you haven’t realize, honey balsamic sauce is pretty much my favorite thing. It is definitely my favorite sauce to eat on pretty much any kind of meat. Okay well this Pineapple Brown Sugar Barbecue Sauce is tied for first.

You could easily just grill up some chicken and smother it in some store bought barbecue sauce, but there is just nothing like this sweet and tangy balsamic sauce. You need to try it!

white plate with chicken breast and greens in front of basket with blue napkin

Now I’m going to try to be less annoying saleswoman and more like a normal human being. Let’s just say, I love it.

Another thing I’m loving this summer is eating outside on the deck.

If you asked my husband, he’d probably tell you that I’m not really an outdoorsy person. That I’d prefer to sit inside, in My Spot on the couch, than do anything outside.

And he’s not wrong, I mean, I like a nice climate-controlled room as much as the next person. And I kind of dislike bugs. And mosquitos. And bees. And the wind. And dirt. But this year is different.

I’ve been at home on maternity leave since the beginning of December, and I’ve spent much of time inside blogging looking after my new baby. I would never argue the fact that I’m a Winter Indoorsy Person (you Californians and Floridians can laugh all you want — your winter is not my winter!).

But the arrival of warm sunshine, green grass and perfect temperatures has me yearning to shut off the computer and head outdoors. We have been eating a good number of our meals outdoors, and I love it! Normally our al fresco meals are just “grab your plate of food and head outside”, but every once in a while it’s nice to actually wipe the table and use real plates and stuff.

close up image of grilled chicken breast with glaze and fresh greens on the plate

Add a salad, some flowers and something fruity for sipping and you have a pretty great summer meal!

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Honey Balsamic Grilled Chicken

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Perfectly moist grilled chicken in a sweet and tangy honey balsamic sauce — a great way to spice up your grilling this summer!
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Cuisine American
Course Main Course
Servings 4 servings
Calories 511cal


  • 1 1/3 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1 1/2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • a pinch of black pepper
  • 1 1/2 tsp minced garlic
  • 4 chicken breasts


  • Make your sauce: Add the vinegar, ketchup, brown sugar, honey, worcestershire sauce, salt, pepper and garlic to a medium saucepan and bring to a boil over medium heat. Simmer over medium heat for about 15-20 minutes, until thick and syrupy, whisking occasionally. Set aside as you cook your chicken (this can be made in advance and refrigerated).
  • Preheat the grill to about 450 degrees F. Grill chicken on one side for 10 minutes, flip and brush with sauce. Cook another 10 minutes or until a meat thermometer inserted in the thickest part of the breast reads at least 165 degrees F. Brush the other side with sauce and serve with remaining sauce on the side (because you will want to!).


This recipe makes a good amount of sauce — if you want only enough for the chicken, you can probably halve it. But once you taste it I’m sure you’ll want to put it on everything!

Nutrition Information

Calories: 511cal | Carbohydrates: 93g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 72mg | Sodium: 1203mg | Potassium: 811mg | Sugar: 87g | Vitamin A: 340IU | Vitamin C: 5.4mg | Calcium: 74mg | Iron: 2mg

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My name is Ashley Fehr and I love creating easy meals my family loves. I also like to do things my way, which means improvising and breaking the rules when necessary. Here you will find creative twists on old favorites and some of my favorite family recipes, passed down from generations!

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