Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 40 mins

Love balsamic vinegar, hope you enjoy this chicken. Note; I have found that it's better with boneless, skinless chicken breast or boneless, skinless thighs. Baking time may be less due to size.


  1. Preheat oven 400 degrees.
  2. Arrange the chicken bone side down in a 9-by-13 inch glass or ceramic baking dish.
  3. pour the vinegar over them and sprinkle evenly with the oil, oregano, salt and pepper.
  4. Bake the chicken 20 minutes and baste with the vinegar juices.
  5. Bake 20 minutes more (depending the size of breast) or until juices run clear.
  6. Serve chicken with juices spooned over them.
Most Helpful

This was very easy and everyone loved it so it's definitely a keeper. I used boneless, skinless breasts and reduced the oven temp to 325 as another reviewer suggested. I mixed the vinegar and oil together and poured over the chicken, which I seasoned with s&p and an Italian herb mix. Cooking time was about 40 minutes.

Amy in Washington November 17, 2009

Oh my goodness this dish was fabulous. I made this for the DH last night and he is still talking this morning about how "the flavor really got into the meat".
I used chicken thighs and did as some suggested by adding half of a red onion and whole garlic cloves (about 4) to the bottom of the baking dish before adding the chicken. The onion took on an amazing sweet & sour flavor that really complemented the chicken. Next time i'll add more onions and garlic.
I made mine in a metal baking dish so i could stick it under the broiler for a few minutes after the chicken was complete to crisp up the skin. Thank you Barb for a great dish!!

EdraAnn October 10, 2010

Finally getting around to posting how great this recipe is!! I love balsamic vinegar.. I've used it a glaze for filet mignon.. but never with chicken.. this is a wonderful recipe. Made it a few times now and turns out perfect each time.. the vinegar actually sweetens (if that makes sense). and the smell while baking.. just imagine perfection in your oven.. I will make this again and again..

MIDWESTGUY May 07, 2010