Honey and balsamic vinegar make a great marinade for baked chicken. Photo: CC--Jules

Celiac.com 06/09/2016 - This is one of my favorite basic chicken recipes. It's one of those super easy to make, yet big on flavor. Balsamic vinegar and honey anchor olive oil and spices to deliver a moist, delicious baked chicken that is also gluten-free! I like to prepare the marinade the night before so it's ready for dinner the next day.


  • 2 pounds bone-in chicken thighs
  • ¼ cup balsamic vinegar
  • ¼ cup honey
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon dried thyme
  • ½ teaspoon dried rosemary
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper

Beat balsamic vinegar, olive oil, honey, thyme, black pepper, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, and rosemary together in a bowl until smooth.

Pour marinade into a resealable plastic bag.

Season chicken thighs with salt and black pepper; add to marinade in plastic bag.

Squeeze bag to remove air and seal.

Marinate chicken in refrigerator for 2 to 8 hours.

Heat oven to 375F (190C).

Pour chicken and marinade into a baking dish.

Bake chicken about 40 minutes, until no longer pink at the bone and the juices run clear.

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