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Honey Balsamic Chicken Sandwich Recipe

This Balsamic Chicken Sandwich combines a sweet balsamic glazed chicken breast, avocado, and tomato, all piled high on a tasty bun.

This recipe was originally posted on May 21, 2015, so it was time for an update. Photos have been replaced and detailed instructions have been updated. No changes were made to the recipe.

Close-up side view of two Balsamic Chicken Sandwiches.

Grilled Balsamic chicken is amazing sliced over greens for a delicious salad for a lower carb option. Grill or bake this balsamic glazed chicken, either is simply delicious.

Why You’ll Love This Balsamic Glazed Chicken

Flexible Recipe. This Balsamic Chicken sandwich can be grilled or baked with great results.

Delicious flavor. Chicken seems to be the meat we all repeat often, so a refreshing change of pace with great flavor is much needed. This balsamic glazed chicken is perfect for summer on the grill!

Easy baked or grilled. No matter how you prepare the chicken, it is easy to cook and tasty to eat.

Equipment Needed to Make The Balsamic Chicken Recipe

Ingredients: lime, balsamic vinegar, chicken breast, garlic, olive oil, rosemary, brown sugar, lettuce, avocado, buns, tomato.

Ingredients for the Balsamic Chicken Sandwich Recipe

  • Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts. I used a chicken breast but balsamic chicken thighs would also be delicious.
  • Balsamic Vinegar. A good quality does make a difference. This is what gives this sandwich it’s classic flavor.
  • Garlic Cloves. I like to keep a head or two of garlic in my kitchen. We love garlic!
  • Rosemary. Make sure your spice is not expired.
  • Olive Oil. A flavored oil for cooking.
  • Brown Sugar. Light or dark brown will both work.
  • Salt and Pepper. To taste for seasoning.
  • Buns. Use either brioche buns or pretzel buns. Both would be perfect.
  • Lettuce. Any kind of lettuce will work. Green Leaf lettuce is pictured. You could also use arugula.
  • Tomatoes. Sliced tomatoes from a farmer’s market make all the difference.
  • Avocados. Make sure to buy ripe avocados or buy them ahead of time so they have time to ripen.
  • Lime Juice. You can use bottled juice or freshly squeezed for this recipe.

Please note, that the printable recipe card has ingredient quantities, complete instructions, and nutritional information. The following is a quick overview of the recipe.

Chicken in marinade ready to bake.

How to Make a Balsamic Chicken Sandwich

Step One: Prepare your pan.

Spray a baking dish with non-stick cooking spray.

Step Two: Pound your chicken.

You want it 1/2″ or less in thickness.

Step Three: Combine the Balsamic chicken marinade ingredients.

Pour over chicken. Marinate for at least one hour.

Step Four: Bake or grill the Chicken.

Step Five: Prepare Toppings and Serve.

What To Serve or Pair with Your Balsamic Grilled Chicken

This gorgeous chicken sandwich will pair well with French fries, sweet potato fries, asparagus, or a simple salad. Try one of these recipes: Easy Twice Baked Potatoes, Grilled Sweet Potatoes In Foil, Lemon Orzo Asparagus Salad with Feta Recipe, or Fresh Baby Spinach Salad Recipe.

Substitutions and Additions

Change this recipe up and use pork chops instead.

Play around with different sandwich toppings and bread to customize your sandwich.

Add parmesan, provolone, or feta if desired.

Avocado, lettuce tomato, bacon, cheese, onion, roasted vegetables such as roasted red peppers are all great additions to this sandwich.

Finished balsamic grilled chicken.

Balsamic Chicken Sandwich FAQ

What Kind of Bun Works Best for a Balsamic Chicken Sandwich?

You can use either a Brioche Bun or a Pretzel Bun.

What goes on a balsamic grilled chicken sandwich?

Avocado, lettuce tomato, bacon, cheese, onion, roasted vegetables such as roasted red peppers.

How To Reheat & Store a Balsamic Chicken Sandwich

Best Way To Store Balsamic Glazed Chicken

Make only the sandwiches you need, and store the remaining chicken breasts in an airtight container in the refrigerator to use for sandwiches within two days.

How Long Will Balsamic Grilled Chicken Last In the Fridge? 

Two days.

Can I Freeze/Thaw Chicken Balsamic sandwich

Yes. You can freeze the balsamic chicken in an airtight container for up to three months and thaw it to use in sandwiches as needed. Or, make another meal by slicing the chicken over a delicious salad.

How To Reheat Balsamic Chicken

Place your chicken in the microwave for thirty to sixty seconds. Repeat until heated through to 165ºF.

Three balsamic chicken sandwiches.

Tips to Make the Perfect Balsamic Chicken

I mash the avocado because the other ingredients seem to slide off of sliced avocados.

If you don’t want to heat up your kitchen, throw the marinated chicken breasts on the grill for roughly seven minutes per side. Your goal temperature is 165ºF.

Because this marinade contains brown sugar, watch that the chicken doesn’t burn.

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Be Sure to Come Back and Tell Us How Your Balsamic Chicken Sandwich Turned Out!

Tray of sandwiches.
Table view of a grilled chicken breast sandwich with avocado and tomato

Balsamic Chicken Sandwich

Author: Hostess At Heart
This Balsamic Chicken Sandwich combines a sweet balsamic glazed chicken breast, avocado, and tomato, all piled high on a tasty bun.
5 from 8 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Course Sandwich
Cuisine American
Keyword: Balsamic Chicken Sandwich, chicken breast
Servings: 6


  • 6 chicken breasts 5 oz. boneless and skinless
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 1/2 tbsp rosemary chopped
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 pinch Black pepper
  • 6 buns
  • 6 slices Lettuce
  • 2 tomatoes
  • 2 avocados
  • 1 tbsp lime juice


  • Spray a 9X13 baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
  • Put each chicken breast between two pieces of wax paper and pound until they are the same thickness, approximately 1/2 inch. Place chicken into the prepared dish.
  • Combine balsamic vinegar, olive oil, garlic, rosemary, brown sugar, salt and pepper. Pour over chicken. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1 hour or overnight.
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Remove plastic wrap from chicken and bake uncovered in the marinade for 30 minutes or until chicken registers done. Spoon marinade over chicken after 15 minutes in the oven.
  • Mash avocado with lime juice and a pinch of salt. Spread on both sides of the bun. Layer avocado with lettuce, chicken and tomato. Spoon balsamic juice over sandwich ingredients. Serve immediately.


I mash the avocado because the other ingredients seem to slide off of sliced avocados.


Serving: 6gCalories: 570kcalCarbohydrates: 45gProtein: 55gFat: 18gSaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 145mgSodium: 703mgPotassium: 1270mgFiber: 6gSugar: 9gVitamin A: 533IUVitamin C: 16mgCalcium: 41mgIron: 12mg

Nutritional Disclaimer

This recipe was calculated using the exact brands and measurements I used to make this recipe. If you are following a strict diet please note changing anything will cause the nutritional info to change. My calculations are intended as a guide only.

Tried this recipe?Let me know how it was!
5 from 8 votes
Recipe Rating

Michaela Kenkel

Thursday 18th of August 2022

This chicken is so flavorful! We loved it on sandwiches, but we love it on pasta and on salads too! Thanks for another great recipe!

Julie Menghini

Saturday 20th of August 2022

Thank you, Michaela!


Wednesday 17th of August 2022

I was prepping the chicken today to leave for the guys dinner tonight. Well, I am glad I made one for me to try! So very delish! Will be making these again.

Julie Menghini

Saturday 20th of August 2022

Thank you, Nikki! My husband loves this recipe too.


Wednesday 17th of August 2022

The balsamic and guacamole put this sandwich over the top! Made a delicious dinner.

Julie Menghini

Wednesday 17th of August 2022

Thank you, Tristin!


Tuesday 16th of August 2022

This blows every other chicken sandwich out of the water!!

Julie Menghini

Wednesday 17th of August 2022

Thank you, Stuart! I'm so glad you enjoyed it!


Tuesday 16th of August 2022

This has become our new favorite dinner recipe! Love it so much

Julie Menghini

Wednesday 17th of August 2022

It is for us too! Thanks, Min!

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