Grilled Chicken with Balsamic Barbecue Sauce Recipe

Grilled Chicken with Balsamic Barbecue Sauce Recipe

How To Make Grilled Chicken with Balsamic Barbecue Sauce

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 25 minutes
Total: 40 minutes



  • 6medium boneless,skinless chicken breasts halves, or chicken thighs
  • salt and pepper,to taste
  • olive oil,for brushing grill

For Balsamic Barbecue Sauce:

  • ½cupgranulated sugar
  • tspcornstarch
  • ½cupbalsamic vinegar
  • ¼cupwater
  • ¼cupapple juice
  • ¼cuptomato paste
  • tbspmolasses
  • 1tbsplow sodium soy sauce
  • 1tbspWorcestershire sauce
  • 1tspliquid smoke,hickory flavor
  • ½tsponion powder
  • ½tspgarlic powder
  • ½tspsalt,or to taste
  • ¼tspfreshly ground black pepper


  1. Preheat grill to medium high heat. Place chicken in a ziploc bag and gently pound chicken with the flat side of a meat mallet to an even thickness. Season each side of chicken breast with salt and pepper.

  2. Brush grill lightly with olive oil. Place chicken on grill and cook with lid closed for 5 to 8 minutes per side, until internal temperature reaches 160 degrees F.

  3. Baste chicken generously with Balsamic Barbecue Sauce during the last few minutes of grilling.

Balsamic Barbecue Sauce:

  1. In a medium saucepan, whisk together sugar and cornstarch. Stir in remaining ingredients then heat mixture just to a boil over medium high heat, stirring frequently.

  2. Once the mixture reaches a boil, reduce heat to low and simmer for 15 to 20 minutes, stirring occasionally, until sauce has thickened and slightly reduced.

  3. Remove from heat, allow to cool and store in a non-reactive, airtight container in the refrigerator for up to one week.


  • Calories: 132.36kcal
  • Fat: 1.22g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.18g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 0.83g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.15g
  • Carbohydrates: 29.73g
  • Fiber: 0.64g
  • Sugar: 26.40g
  • Protein: 0.91g
  • Sodium: 208.16mg
  • Calcium: 28.08mg
  • Potassium: 263.86mg
  • Iron: 1.00mg
  • Vitamin A: 8.59µg
  • Vitamin C: 2.92mg
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