Chicken With Balsamic BBQ Sauce

Total Time
1hr 10mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 1 hr

These are actually 2 recipes, one for the chicken and the other for the wonderful BBQ sauce that can also be used on ribs.

Ingredients Nutrition


  2. Combine all the ingredients in a small saucepan and stir until all the ingredients are incorporated and the mixture is smooth.
  3. Simmer over medium heat until reduced by 1/3, about 15 to 20 minutes.
  5. Sprinkle salt and pepper on both sides of the chicken pieces.
  6. Lightly coat both sides with some of the BBQ sauce using a pastry brush.
  7. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
  8. Place the remaining BBQ sauce, still in the small saucepan, over low heat, and allow to gently simmer while the meat cooks.
  9. Place the chicken skin side up in a baking dish and bake for 25 minutes.
  10. Remove the baking dish from the oven and spoon the BBQ sauce all over the top of the chicken without turning the chicken.
  11. Return the baking dish to the oven and bake for another 15 minutes.
  12. NOTE: This sauce can also be used on ribs.


Most Helpful

Outstanding! Would give this another star if I could. It does take a little time to make the sauce, as it does need the full reduction time to get the best flavor. Used chicken quarters, but put them under the broiler for 5 minutes on each side before turning down the heat to finish. Will definitely have this again. Thnx for sharing your recipe, Alan.

Darkhunter January 03, 2010

This was a very tasty sauce...maybe a bit too tart...but maybe not. It was actually excellent, but I need to tweak it a bit...not sure how though. I really enjoyed this, as did my guests.

Cook4_6 September 17, 2009

I saw Giada on the Food Network make this recipe and had bookmarked it. I used chicken breasts for this and cooked on the grill over medium heat for 8 mins on each side. Pleasantly surprised with the flavor-- I was a bit leery about using balsamic vinegar in a BBQ sauce. The DBF ate it all up! Thanks for posting on Zaar so I could rate it!

cali_love June 02, 2009

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