As we all know chicken tends to be any diet’s best friend yet it can become super boring & bland. That’s why I am always on the hunt for new recipes, marinades, techniques to make chicken more fun & enjoyable.

This is one of those recipes that takes 5 minutes prep, another 10 on the grill & your lunch is ready. The balsamic vinegar marinade gives the chicken a very nice sweet kick & helps keep it super tender & juicy.


  • Servings: 4-5
  • Difficulty: easy
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  • 1 kg chicken breast fillet thickly sliced
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tbsp dijon mustard
  • 1 1/2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 large garlic cloves minced
  • 1 tbsp dried thyme (optional) زعتر
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • salt & pepper


  • Mix all the ingredients together except for the chicken. In a zip lock bag, toss the chicken with 3/4 of the marinade until fully coated. Place in the fridge for a minimum of 6 hours up to overnight. Reserve the remaining marinade to brush the chicken while grilling.
  • Heat the grill or pan on medium high heat until hot, brush with oil to make sure the chicken will not stick.
  • Grill the chicken on both sides until it’s nicely charred on the outside & fully cooked inside; brushing with the reserved marinade with each flip.
  • Don’t keep flipping the chicken; give it 2-3 minutes to cook on each side & get nice grill marks before flipping.
  • Cook the chicken until it’s just firm to the touch; don’t overcook chicken so that it doesnt become tough.
  • Let the chicken rest in a plate for 5 minutes before serving.
  • Serve immediately.


  • You can use chicken thighs instead of breast but the cooking time will change accordingly.
  • For the step by step Arabic video, check my instagram account.

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