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This 20-Minute Balsamic Dill Chicken makes weeknight dinners easy. It’s quick and easy to prepare and makes for delicious leftovers or meal prep!
In hopes of holding on to summer as long as possible, I wanted to create this grilled chicken recipe. I know I’m not the only one who doesn’t want to spend time in their busy day coming up with dinner ideas. If you have been following me on Instagram in the last couple of years, you may have noticed I share a weekly meal plan every Sunday. This started at the beginning of the pandemic as Matt and I were having fun with new recipes. At first, we took it to the extreme, making a brand new recipe about 4 nights out of the week. Needless to say, we (and our grocery bill) got a bit exhausted by this.
I have continued to share a weekly meal plan but have encouraged whoever uses it to approach it with some flexibility. Even picking one or two meals from the list can make life easier and save time in the evenings.
You best believe that this Balsamic Dill Chicken will end up in the meal plan very soon! If you’re interested in receiving the links to the recipes I share, subscribe here!
This Balsamic Dill Chicken is unbelievably easy to prepare and requires ingredients that are quite common in most kitchens!
Cooking chicken can be intimidating to some because of the risk of undercooking it. Thankfully, with a variety of options, it’s not as daunting as you may think. Bonus! If you can get your hands on a meat thermometer, you can be even more confident that your chicken is cooked to the correct and safe temperature.
Here are your options for this recipe:
We have been using our air fryer a lot this summer, since it’s way too hot to turn on the oven! It cooks foods so quickly, saving a huge amount of time when you’re hungry and in a rush. The chicken cooks through in 12-15 minutes, broccoli in less than 5 and potatoes in about 10-15 minutes. It’s a game changer!
If you’re looking to purchase one, this is the air fryer we currently use. The only thing I don’t like about it is that it’s a pain to clean the grill insert. That being said, I haven’t tried other more traditional air fryers so I can’t really compare.
There’s something about BBQ’d chicken that just feels like summer. Maybe because most people only use BBQs in the summer months, but I do know a few brave souls who grill all year round in Canada. Kudos to you! If you’re comfortable with grilling, you could also use this cooking method for this recipe. Preheat the grill to 400ºF, make sure any leftover food is scraped off well and then cook the chicken for 6-8 minutes each side, depending on the thickness of the meat.
If you want to keep it simple and bake the chicken, preheat your oven to 400°F. Place the chicken breasts on a lined or greased baking sheet and into the oven. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until the internal temperature of the chicken reaches 165°F and it is cooked through.
One of the many great things about this recipe is that it’s very versatile. Here are some of my recommended ways to enjoy it.
I hope this 20-Minute Balsamic Dill Chicken is the saving grace for your weeknight meals. Don’t forget to check out some of these other chicken recipes for more dinner inspiration:
If you make this Balsamic Dill Chicken, I would love to see your comment and rating below. It also makes my day seeing your creations of my recipes on Instagram- don’t forget to tag @allnutrition.rd!