Balsamic Chicken

The cookbook that this recipe, Balsamic Chicken,  is from was published in 1991 & has so many good recipes in it! 

The name of the cookbook is California Kosher …Contemporary and Tradition Jewish Cuisine,… from North Hollywood, California. A book filled with recipes from ladies that belonged to a Woman’s League. My book is tattered & I have so many of my  favourite recipes in it. I have looked at this recipe for chicken many times & just had not made it yet, so it was time to make it!

This recipe in the cookbook is Balsamic Chicken by Janis Weiss page 156

The chicken is marinated in the fridge for 8 hours, so put it together the night before you want to cook it. Or, I would think that if you marinate it for less time it would still be delicious1

Here is the recipe


3 pounds of chicken, cut-up

1/4 cup oil

1/2 cup balsamic vinegar

3 tbsp ketchup

1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce

2 green onions, finely sliced, tops included

1 tsp salt

1/2 tsp pepper

1 tsp dry mustard

1 clove garlic minced ( 1 tsp minced garlic if you are using a jar)

Tabasco to taste *** I used Franks Red Hot… I did not have any Tabasco


  1. Put the chicken pieces into a large ziplock bag. Set aside
  2. Now, in a  measuring cup or bowl, mix the oil, balsamic vinegar, ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, sliced green onions, salt, pepper, dry mustard, garlic & some Tabasco drops, Mix well to combine all of these ingredients to make the marinage
  3. Add the marinade to the chicken… I put the chicken into a ziploc bag then poured the marinade in the bag. Mix the chicken around a bit to get the marinade all over the chicken
  4. Put this into the fridge to marinade… the recipe says to marinade the chicken for 8 hours or overnight, but I only decided to make this the day I wanted to cook it, so I had it in the fridge for about 4 hours. Always marinade your chicken in the fridge
  5. When you are ready to cook the chicken, put the pieces of chicken into a baking dish & I poured the marinade over the chicken. You can BBQ this chicken if you want, but if you are doing that, discard the marinade…do not use the marinade to baste the chicken once it is cooking.
  6. Cook the chicken in a 350f oven until it is throughly cooked, I cooked my chicken for 2 hours so that it was nice & brown.



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Marilyn Dishes

Many people ask me "how did you do that?" "will you show me how?' So I decided to make a blog about what I cook and bake. I am in no way a professional cook, but I love to feed people and try new things as well as making the "old foods" My friends are wonderful cooks, each with their own 'specialty' and i will be having guest cooks here, showcasing their favourite things to cook as well!! I hope you enjoy this blog and maybe decide to make some of these foods yourself! I am always available to answer any questions you might have about anything you see here. Some of my recipes are unique to me but most are not. They are all recipes I have found in a variety of ways, some are old family recipes that date back decades and some are new ones!

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