Chicken with Balsamic BBQ Sauce
I never thought I would ever turn to Food Network’s Italian beauty, Giada de Laurentiis for BBQ recipes, but she certainly surprised me with this one. I saw it in her book, Giada’s Kitchen, and I was drawn in by her balsamic BBQ sauce.
I tweaked her recipe a bit by reducing the sugar content (using tomato sauce instead of ketchup and using a natural sweetener), but feel free to add more if you like your BBQ sauce super sweet.
I loved this sauce. The balsamic vinegar gave this a tangy punch in the face. A good punch in the face, though. It’s probably one of the best BBQ sauces I’ve ever had. My kids LOVED this chicken (and the sauce, which they ate mostly with their fingers), and I had a hard time to get them to eat anything else I made that night.
1. I like to butterfly my chicken or slice it in half horizontally to create thinner pieces. It cooks faster this way and you have a higher BBQ sauce to meat ratio.
2. To make this Whole30 compliant, use 1/4 cup of Date Paste in place of the honey and regular yellow mustard in place of Dijon.