Roasted Chicken with Balsamic Vinaigrette

3 reviews, 4.3 star(s). 100% would make again

Ready in 45 minutes

If you're bored with the same old roast chicken, here is a new twist to try. The bird absorbs all the sweet and savory flavors of the marinade, and that's what keeps the meat incredibly moist. It is also perfect for sandwiches and salads throughout the week.


1/2 cup Balsamic vinegar
1/4 cup Fresh lemon juice; (from about 1 lemon)
1/4 cup Dijon mustard
3 Garlic cloves; , minced
1 teaspoon Salt
1 teaspoon Black Pepper; freshly ground
1/2 cup Olive oil
4 pounds Chicken; , cut up
1 tablespoon Chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
1 teaspoon Grated lemon zest; (from about 1 lemon)

Original recipe makes 4 Servings



In a 13 x 9 x 2 inch baking dish, whisk the vinegar, lemon juice, mustard, garlic, salt, and pepper to blend. Whisk in the oil. Add the chicken pieces and turn to coat. Cover and refrigerate, turning the chicken pieces occasionally, for at least 2 hours and up to 1 day.

Preheat the oven to 400 deg F. Roast the chicken uncovered until just cooked through, about 45 minutes. Using tongs, transfer the chicken to a serving platter. Carefully pour the cooking liquid into a small, heavy saucepan and spoon off the excess oil from atop the cooking liquid. Boil until the liquid reduces by about half and thickens slightly, about 8 minutes.

Pour the sauce over the chicken. Sprinkle the parsley and lemon zest over the chicken, and serve.

If the chicken gets too dark too quickly, cover it with aluminum foil, taking the foil off for the last 10 minutes of roasting.

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This was such an easy and delicious recipe. Everyone in the family loved it. A definite keeper!!
EricP 4y ago

Just tried this tonight. Hubby likes it. Nice alternative to the usual honey lemon bake chicken.
Sg_mama 4y ago

[I posted this recipe.]
CookingPassion 5y ago

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