Balsamic-Cherry BBQ Sauce for Chicken

Balsamic-Cherry BBQ Sauce for Chicken

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  • Total: 18 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 8 mins
  • Yield: 2 cups/475 mL (32 servings)
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
19 Calories
0g Fat
4g Carbs
0g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 2 cups/475 mL (32 servings)
Amount per serving
Calories 19
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 66mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 4g 2%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Protein 0g
Calcium 11mg 1%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

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 it with plain chili powder to add an earthy flavor with less heat.


  • 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

Steps to Make It

  1. In a medium saucepan, combine all ingredients and simmer for 5 to 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.