Easy Honey Balsamic Chicken Recipe (Grill and Air Fryer Grill Instructions)

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Easy honey balsamic chicken recipe

Easy Honey Balsamic Chicken Recipe!

Here’s another easy and delicious recipe for you! Woohoo! This honey balsamic chicken recipe is seriously a keeper! The prep is easy and quick. It doesn’t need to marinate for long and the best part is that everyone in the family loved it! Oh, hey, and it’s pretty healthy too.

Honey balsamic chicken breast recipe

Honey Balsamic Chicken Spice Rub

The simple spice rub is wonderful with the honey balsamic sauce – it adds a nice, well-rounded flavor to the chicken.

I like to pat the chicken dry a bit with a paper towel before adding it to the bag, just to help the seasonings and all that stick to the chicken a little better.

Honey balsamic chicken

Honey Balsamic Chicken Marinade

The balsamic vinegar in this marinade adds some tang, but it isn’t overwhelming. The honey and ketchup balance it out nicely!

I love that it works so well with this recipe to reserve some of this honey balsamic glaze for serving. The additional sauce really makes this chicken delicious and quite pleasing to the eye.

Grilled honey balsamic chicken recipe

Grilling the Honey Balsamic Chicken

I have a thing for grilled kebabs! I always seem to choose a kebab style over the larger pieces of chicken when it comes to the grill. These are probably the main reasons why:

  • Bite-size and easy-to-serve pieces
  • Plenty of marinade or sauce on each bite
  • Quick cooking time; and
  • They are just more fun.

If you’re a big fan of kebabs as well, you might also like this Balsamic Beef Kebabs recipe! So good!

Norpro Stainless Steel Skewers, Set of 6

These are my favorite skewers!

Instructions If Not Doing Kebabs

You do not have to make these as kebabs, you can marinate in the honey balsamic glaze and cook the whole chicken breasts if you want.

In that case, start with the cooking time of 3-4 minutes per side and cook until done (no longer pink and center is opaque), or until it reaches 160 degrees. Your cooking time may vary a bit depending on the size of the chicken breast.

How to Grill Chicken in the Air Fryer

Since getting my air fryer, I have discovered many new ways to make food in the air fryer, especially chicken. One of my new favorite ways is to actually GRILL chicken in the AIR FRYER. Yes, you read that right. Thanks to this amazing grill grate, you don’t even have to go outside to make juicy, charred, and delicious chicken!

Air Fryer Instructions

I made the chicken using two whole breasts. Prepare the chicken by making and applying the rub. Then marinate the chicken with the glaze for 2 hours before grilling. Once ready to cook the chicken, place the grill grate in the air fryer basket and preheat the air fryer at 400°F/200°C for 5 minutes.

Place the chicken on the grill grate. Cook at 380°F/190°C for 12 minutes. At the halfway point, flip the chicken and add remaining glaze.

Make sure the chicken registers at 165°F/74°C before enjoying!

It’s that easy! This chicken is easy, juicy, and tastes like it is fresh off the grill. We love eating this recipe as is or with a tasty green salad.

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To make this recipe TERRAFit-friendly, use low-sugar ketchup.

Easy honey balsamic chicken kebabs recipe

Easy honey balsamic chicken recipe

Easy Honey Balsamic Chicken Recipe (Grill and Air Fryer Grill Instructions)

I love a good grilled chicken kebab and this recipe is a keeper! With a simple spice rub and honey balsamic sauce, there's lots of flavor and deliciousness to enjoy!
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Prep Time: 40 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Serves: 4
Adjust Servings: 4

Equipment

  • Grill
  • Skewers

Ingredients

Chicken:

  • 2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breast
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • ¾ teaspoon onion powder

Sauce:

  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons ketchup
  • 4 cloves garlic minced (2 teaspoons)

Instructions

  • Cut chicken into 1-inch cubes; pat dry with paper towel. Then add chicken, 1 teaspoon olive oil, salt, pepper, paprika, and onion powder to a large resealable bag. Seal and shake to coat chicken with seasonings.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together honey, vinegar, ketchup, and garlic. Pour half of the sauce into the bag and let marinate for at least 30 minutes (or up to 2 hours) in the refrigerator. (Cover and refrigerate the other half of the sauce for later.)
  • Heat grill to medium-high. Thread the chicken pieces onto skewers, so they are just barely touching each other. Grill chicken for about 8-10 minutes, turning every 2 minutes or so, until chicken is cooked through. (Feel free to brush additional sauce onto chicken while cooking, but be sure to leave sauce for serving.)
  • Brush remaining sauce onto chicken and serve.

Air Fryer Instructions

  • Pat dry 2 chicken breasts.
  • Mix together paprika, onion powder, salt, and pepper in a small bowl. Then rub seasonings onto chicken breasts.
  • In another small bowl make the glaze. Combine ketchup, honey, balsamic vinegar, and minced garlic.
  • Add chicken to a Ziploc bag with half of the glaze and marinate for at least 2 hours.
  • When chicken is ready, place the grill grate in the air fryer basket and preheat the air fryer at 400°F/200°C for 5 minutes.
  • Place the chicken on the grill grate. Cook at 380°F/190°C for 12 minutes. At the halfway point, flip the chicken and brush on remaining glaze.
  • Make sure the chicken registers at 165°F/74°C before enjoying!

Recipe Notes

You can cook this chicken as whole chicken breasts rather than kebabs. Adjust the cooking time, if needed.

Nutrition

Calories: 322kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 49g | Fat: 7g | Sodium: 625mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 12g

Recipe Adapted From: The Recipe Critic

Ingredients: Balsamic Vinegar, Chicken, Garlic, Honey, Ketchup, Kosher Salt, Olive Oil, Paprika, Pepper
Meal Type: Main Dish, 4th of July, Father's Day, Summer, Clean Eating, Dairy Free, Egg Free, Gluten Free
Categories: BBQ, Healthy, Meat and Poultry, Grill

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