Balsamic-Cherry BBQ Sauce for Chicken

Balsamic-Cherry BBQ Sauce for Chicken
Balsamic-Cherry BBQ Sauce for Chicken. Robert Ingelhart/Getty Images
  • 18 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins,
  • Cook: 8 mins
  • Yield: 2 cups/475 mL (32 servings)
Ratings (21)

Sweet and tart from the cherry preserves and balsamic vinegar, this barbecue sauce is perfect for any cut of chicken. Slather this rich and flavorful glaze on wings, thighs, breast meat, or on a rotisserie chicken. Adjust the chipotle chili powder to your liking or simply replace with plain chili powder to add an earthy flavor with less heat.

What You'll Need

  • 1/2 cup​ balsamic vinegar
  • 1/3 cup/80 mL cherry preserves
  • 1/3 cup/80 mL ketchup
  • 1/4 cup/60 mL brown sugar
  • 2 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 2 teaspoons/10 mL Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon/2.5 mL chipotle chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon/2.5 mL salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon/2.5 mL black pepper

How to Make It

  1. In a medium saucepan, combine all ingredients and simmer for 5-8 minutes.
  2. Once cooked through, remove from heat and allow to cool before applying to chicken. If making ahead of time, cool sauce completely and store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days after preparation. 
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
Calories 19
Total Fat 0 g
Saturated Fat 0 g
Unsaturated Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 66 mg
Carbohydrates 4 g
Dietary Fiber 0 g
Protein 0 g
(The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)