Balsamic-Grilled Chicken Thighs with Tomatoes and Goat Cheese

Yield 2 servings



  1. Pat chicken dry and place in a plastic zip top bag.
  2. In a small bowl combine the plain olive oil, balsamic vinegar, dried basil, oregano, crushed garlic, 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/8 teaspoon pepper. Mix well.
  3. Pour the marinade over the chicken, press it a few times so the marinade gets on all sides of the chicken, seal the bag and let sit 30 minutes to 2 hours. If sitting longer than 30 minutes marinate in the refrigerator for food safety. 
  4. Preheat and prepare your grill.
  5. Remove the chicken from the marinade and grill over medium heat until the chicken thighs are slightly crispy on the edges but tender and juicy on the inside. 
  6. While the chicken is grilling, place the cut tomatoes, Tuscan flavored (or plain) olive oil, fresh lemon juice, lemon zest, and chopped basil in a bowl. Toss to coat. Gently stir in the goat cheese. Add salt to taste.
  7. When chicken is done grilling place the chicken on a bed of greens and spoon the tomato/goat cheese/basil mixture on top.


  • If you have fresh rosemary, chop about a teaspoon and add to the the chicken marinade.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 2 thighs plus topping

Amount Per Serving

Calories 421

% Daily Value

Total Fat 28 g


Saturated Fat 9 g


Cholesterol 126 mg


Sodium 323 mg


Total Carbohydrates 14 g


Dietary Fiber 1 g


Protein 28 g


* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Recipe by Empty Nest Eats at