Sweet Balsamic Marinade Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Sweet Balsamic Marinade Recipe
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Sweet Balsamic Marinade

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"This slightly sweet marinade is perfect for chicken and other poultry. If you boil any leftover marinade for a few minutes it makes a great sauce!"

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Original recipe makes 1 1/2 cups Change Servings
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    10 mins

    10 mins


  1. In a small bowl, whisk together the vinegar, oil, brown sugar, onion, and pepper. Pour over desired meat, and marinate in the refrigerator for 1 to 4 hours, turning meat occasionally.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
May 01, 2009

This marinade is sweet, tangy, and absolutely delicious! If you like balsamic vinegar you'll love this one. I did this on 4 boneless chicken breasts pounded thin. I added 1 Tbsp. of jarred minced garlic, 2 Tbsp. of honey, 1 Tbsp. of dijon mustard, and a little chopped fresh parsley. I let it marinate all day and these were so tender you could cut them with a fork!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Aug 15, 2005

I liked the sweetness but I think the balsamic was very overpowering. Next time I might cut back on the vinegar.


61 Ratings

Dec 25, 2004

I used this marinade for portabello caps and it was delicious! In addition, I used just a pinch each of dried basil, rosemary and cilantro and TONS of fresh garlic. I marinated for about three hours and then covered with foil and broiled for about half an hour. Next time I will marinade for less time (they were a bit too strong). This was the vegetarian/vegan alternative to burgers and was a huge hit. Served with roasted red peppers, pepper jack cheese, sprouts, avacado and the "typical" burger garnishes.

Jul 19, 2004

One word: SCRUMPTIOUS! Can I just say that I will never use another marinade as long as I live?! If you love balsamic vinegar, as I do, then you MUST try this marinade. It makes your meat burst with the flavor but without the acidic burn. I marinated my top sirloin chunks for 24 hours and OMG they were to die for! When you try this, make sure all parts of your meat have a chance to soak in the vinegar and don't be alarmed when it turns almost black. I can't say enough good things about this marinade...it is the BOMB!

Jul 27, 2003

Wonderful marinade. My husband remarked about how much he liked this and really wants me to make it again. i used with boneless, skinless chicken breasts. The meat marinaded about 4 hours and came out tender, juicy and with lots of flavor. I froze the remaining marinade with more chicken breasts for future use.

Jul 23, 2003

Excellent. Great recipe to use for my husband to eat chicken.

Jul 14, 2003

This was really good and easy! I would say that if you don't like the flavor of sauerbraten, you probably won't like this, but my husband and I loved it.

Aug 13, 2009

I've only tried this on pork thus far, but I love it.


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