Apple Cider Vinegar Chicken

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This simple apple cider vinegar chicken is my go-to recipe when making grilled chicken because it’s easy, versatile and delicious! Enjoy right away or use the grilled chicken for meal prep throughout the week.

This is an OG recipe and I am so excited to give it fresh pictures and a little revamp because it’s a recipe that Isaac and I use ALL THE TIME. Plus, it’s so tasty!

Two chicken breasts cut on a cream colored plate.

To be honest, I’m typically all about shredded chicken when it comes to meal prep. My slow cooker shredded chicken method is sooo easy and great because you can use it in a variety of recipes, like soups, casseroles, chicken salad, etc. But for actual salads and meal prep bowls I usually prefer to use grilled chicken. It has more flavor and I prefer the texture. That’s why I started making this grilled chicken that’s marinated in apple cider vinegar.

Chicken, olive oil, italian seasoning, apple cider vinegar and salt and pepper measured out.

Here’s What You Need:

  • boneless skinless chicken breasts – I prefer boneless, skinless chicken breasts for this recipe, but you’re welcome to use your favorite cut of chicken. And if you’re feeling adventurous you can try this marinade with different protein options as well.
  • apple cider vinegar – this helps tenderize the meat and gives it such great flavor.
  • Italian seasoning – Italian seasoning is one of my go-to spice blends and it works perfectly in this recipe.
  • olive oil – this helps infuse the flavors into the meat and prevents the meat from sticking to the grill.
  • sea salt and pepper – to bring all of the flavors together.

Apple Cider Vinegar is the Perfect Marinade

If you’ve been reading for a while, you’ll know that apple cider vinegar is my jam and I cook with it all the time! It’s super flavorful and loaded with nutrition. (Check out my post about the health benefits of apple cider vinegar to learn more.)

Needless to say, we always have a jar of Bragg’s apple cider vinegar in the house and a few years ago we realized that it’s amazing for marinating all types of meat and seafood. We use it for chicken, salmon and even steak! It not only helps tenderize the meat, but it gives it great flavor.

Two chicken breast being marinated in apple cider vinegar mixture.

How Long Do You Need to Marinate the Chicken?

For the chicken I like to keep things really simple and do a blend of apple cider vinegar, Italian seasoning, olive oil, salt and pepper. I let the chicken marinate for at least an hour or even up to 12 hours, but if you’re in a rush 30 minutes will do the trick.

Two well-seasoned chicken breasts on a grill pan with grill marks

What to Serve with This Grilled Chicken

Want to make a meal with this apple cider vinegar chicken? Here are some of my favorite side dishes to pair with it:

Sliced grilled chicken on a plate with a green salad.

More Chicken Recipes:

Apple Cider Vinegar Chicken

4 from 84 votes
This simple apple cider vinegar chicken is my go-to recipe when making grilled chicken because it’s easy, versatile and delicious! Enjoy right away or use the grilled chicken for meal prep throughout the week.
Two well-seasoned chicken breasts on a grill pan with grill marks
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 3

Ingredients

  • 1-1 ¼ pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • ¼ cup apple cider vinegar
  • 2 Tablespoons Italian seasoning
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground pepper

Instructions
 

  • Whisk vinegar, Italian seasoning, oil, salt and pepper in a bowl until well combined. Place chicken in a shallow dish or 1-gallon sealable plastic bag.
  • Add the marinade, toss to coat and refrigerate for at least 1 hour or up to 12 hours. Remove chicken from the marinade, shake off excess and discard leftover marinade.
    Two chicken breast being marinated in apple cider vinegar mixture.
  • Heat a grill or grill pan. Once hot, place the chicken on the grill and cook for about 5 minutes per side, or until cooked through and no longer pink.
    Two chicken breasts grilling on a grill pan.
  • If you don’t have a grill, you can also broil the chicken. Line a broiler pan (or a baking sheet) with foil and coat with cooking spray. Place the chicken on the foil. Broil, watching carefully so it doesn’t burn. Flip chicken after about 5 minutes. Let cook for 10-15 minutes or until chicken is cooked through and no longer pink.
  • Enjoy chicken immediately or let cool, package in storage containers and save for later use.

Nutrition

Serving: 6ounce portion Calories: 223kcal Carbohydrates: 1g Protein: 39g Fat: 6g Saturated Fat: 1g Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g Cholesterol: 98mg Sodium: 862mg Potassium: 1mg
Course: Lunch/Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: apple cider vinegar chicken

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    47 comments
    1. Avid
      September 5, 2021 AT 12:08 pm

      Do you have a recipe for Italian seasoning mix?

      1. Brittany Mullins
        September 6, 2021 AT 9:36 pm

        I don’t actually! Here’s one you could try.

    2. Leah
      September 4, 2021 AT 5:53 pm

      What tempt do you use for the grill pan?

      1. Brittany Mullins
        September 6, 2021 AT 9:39 pm

        Medium-high heat should be good!

    3. Stephanie
      September 1, 2021 AT 12:55 pm

      5 stars
      Followed the recipe and the chicken turned out AMAZING. I marinated for 24 hours…so tasty and flavourful.

      1. Brittany Mullins
        September 2, 2021 AT 11:01 am

        Yay! So pumped this chicken was a hit, Stephanie! Thanks for the review :).

    4. Gregory Mullins
      August 23, 2021 AT 3:06 pm

      I think i might be possibly trying this

      1. Brittany Mullins
        August 23, 2021 AT 4:38 pm

        Let me know if you do and what you think!!

    5. mandy johnson
      August 16, 2021 AT 3:33 pm

      5 stars
      This is absolutely delicious. Never again will chicken be bland and dry.The chicken was moist and full of flavour. My other half was full of compliments.
      Thank you for the recipe 😀

      1. Brittany Mullins
        August 17, 2021 AT 12:42 pm

        Yay!! So happy this recipe was a success, Mandy! Thanks for trying it out and coming back to leave a review. It means so much to me!

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