Balsamic BBQ Chicken Recipe


For the Balsamic BBQ sauce:

  • 1 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 3/4 cup ketchup
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper

For the chicken or steak:

  • You can choose to have 4 chicken pieces (either all breast or a mix of leg-and-thigh), or 4 strip steak pieces.
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper


For the BBQ sauce:

  1. In a small saucepan, mix all the ingredients together until combined and smooth. Then, cook over medium heat until reduced by 1/3, which should take 15 to 20 minutes.

For the chicken or steak:

  1. Place a grill pan over medium heat or preheat a gas or charcoal grill. Season the meat with salt and pepper, then lightly coat it with some of the BBQ sauce using a pastry brush. Place the meat on the grill, and place the remaining BBQ sauce in a small saucepan over low heat or on the edge of your gas or charcoal grill to let it gently simmer.
  2. Depending on the thickness of your chicken, cook it for approximately 8 minutes per side. For steaks, begin cooking them for 4 minutes each side and use a meat thermometer to check if they have reached the desired temperature. 120 degrees F is rare, 135 degrees F is medium (about 6 minutes per side), 155 degrees F is well done (about 9 minutes per stage). Remember to regularly brush the BBQ sauce onto the meat every few minutes! After grilling simmer meats for 5 minutes off of the grill before serving with heated BBQ sauce on top or in a dipping bowl on the table.
  3. You can also bake the chicken in the oven. First, preheat it to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Then, put the chicken in a baking dish with its skin side up and Bake for 25 minutes. Take the dish out of the oven and cover the top of the chicken with BBQ sauce. Put it back in the oven for 15 more minutes so that everything is cooked evenly throughout