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Grilled Plum and Balsamic Chicken

Grilled plum has a summertime wedding with balsamic vinegar in this amazingly sweet and slightly tangy grill recipe.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: ,outdoor cooking recipes, grill recipes, grill sauce recipes, grilling, outdoor recipes, recipes for summer
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Erin


  • 4 plums red or black
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar plus more for finishing
  • 5 cloves garlic peeled
  • 1 medium shallot peeled
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil plus more for drizzling chicken
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt plus more for chicken
  • tsp white pepper plus more for chicken
  • ½ teaspoon thyme
  • 3 tablespoon sherry
  • 1 tablespoon corn starch
  • 1 tsp soy sauce
  • 4 chicken breasts


  • Prepare and heat charcoal or gas grill. (Or heat grill pan to medium high heat).
  • Cut around each plum completely to the pit, all the way around. Twist to split in half. Cut out the pit remaining in the pitted halves.
  • Grill each plum half for 2 to 3 minutes until dark grill marks appear.
  • Add plums, and all ingredients to a food processor or blender of choice, and blend until completely smooth.
  • Lay four chicken breasts on cutting board and drizzle with olive oil, and salt and pepper each side.
  • Lightly baste chicken with plum sauce and place on hot grill. Cook about 10 minutes each side basting occasionally.
  • Cook until internal temperature reaches 165 degrees, and no longer as this will result in dry chicken.
  • Remove from grill, and let rest for 5 minutes before cutting.
  • Drizzle with additional balsamic vinegar.