Balsamic BBQ Pulled Chicken Recipe

I love to create new dishes and experiment with different products to come up with new flavours. It is how I come up with new flavours and ideas, and I relish in being set a challenge. 

Balsamic BBQ Pulled Chicken Recipe

Balsamic BBQ Pulled Chicken Recipe

I was set a challenge to come up with a dish based around one of the products available from the Ciao Gusto Italian Deli at Ocado. For the first time, a simple tab brings together over 30 of Italy’s most popular brands, so you can find exactly what you’re looking for – and discover new and exciting ingredients – in just one click. 

There’s more information about the brands too – many of which are still owned and run by the same families who established them – some as far back as in the 1800’s.

I chose Ponti Balsamic Vinegar Of Modena, as I thought I could come up with a great recipe with it. I really love balsamic vinegar, especially on salads and in sauces, and use it in lot's of recipes. I wanted to make a recipe that was as simple to make as it is to locate these top quality brands now. 

This is when I came up with my Balsamic BBQ Pulled Chicken. It's as simple as making up a sauce, putting the ingredients in the slow cooker, and waiting to be able to shred the chicken.

Balsamic BBQ Pulled Chicken Recipe

Balsamic BBQ Pulled Chicken Recipe

The balsamic vinegar is so rich and delicious, and is perfect for this sauce. It adds a real depth of flavour and is very versatile. 

You’ll be familiar with many of the products on offer, such as Riso Gallo, Filippo Berio, Giovanni Rana and Cirio who are joined by products less well known in the UK such as Valsoia dairy free ice cream, Auricchio cheeses and Negroni charcuterie – everything you’ll find at the Ciao Gusto Italian Deli has been specially selected for its reputation as an authentic Italian favourite.

Here’s a full list of the Italian brands you’ll discover at the Ciao Gusto Italian Deli:

Pasta - Barilla, Rana
Rice - Riso Gallo
Flours - Polenta Valsugana
Tomato and Vegetable Conserves - Cirio
Cheese and Dairy - Auricchio, Parmareggio 
Fish - Delicius, Medusa
Herbs and Spices – Cannamela
Tuna - Rio Mare
Cured Meats - Negroni
Soya and Rice products - Valsoia
Olive Oil - Filippo Berio
Vinegar - Ponti
Bakery - Colussi, Misura, 
Dried fruits – Noberasco
Jams - Santa Rosa
Coffee - Lavazza
Herbal Teas - Bonomelli
Water and Fruit Juices - San Benedetto, Santal 
Wine - Zonin, Santa Margherita 
Spirits - Vecchia Romagna
Cherries and Syrups - Fabbri

Balsamic BBQ Pulled Chicken Recipe

Balsamic BBQ Pulled Chicken Recipe

The dish is delicious served with bread rolls and cheese

You will need- 

For the Balsamic BBQ Sauce:
1 tbsp mustard powder (For the sauce)
Pinch of salt & pepper
5 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
2 tbsp smoked paprika
500g passata
4 tbsp Ponti Balsamic Vinegar Of Modena
2 cloves of garlic, crushed
3 tbsp sweetener

4 large skinless chicken breasts


Mix passata, Worcestershire sauce, balsamic vinegar, mustard powder, garlic, sweetener and seasoning.

Balsamic BBQ Pulled Chicken Recipe

Add the chicken and the BBQ sauce and leave on low for 6 hours.  Alternatively you can cook in the oven on a low heat for 1.5 hours.

Pull the meat apart with 2 forks and mix with the excess sauce.

Serve with bread rolls and cheese. 


Nutritional calculations are all carried out by myself, and are for guidance only.

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