Whole30 Diary: Day 26

I love to fix barbecue chicken thighs and legs in the crockpot, but I could not find a barbecue sauce without sugar. I finally found the recipe posted below and made my own sauce. The results were excellent. The recipe makes 3 cups and I only used half of it. I’m saving the rest for another meal.

Recipe by Jay’s Baking Me Crazy at http://www.jaysbakingmecrazy.com/2015/05/01/paleo-whole30-barbecue-sauce/

This is a great website, with many Whole30 recipes.

Paleo Whole30 Barbecue Sauce

6 oz. can tomato paste

14.5 oz. can fire roasted diced tomatoes

1/2 cup coconut vinegar or apple cider vinegar

1/2 cup pitted dates (about 8 Medijool dates)

1/2 cup bone broth or water

tsp. garlic powder

tsp. onion powder

tsp. salt

1/2 tsp red pepper flakes

1 T chili powder

tsp yellow mustard

2 tsp smoked paprika

1/2 tsp hot sauce ( I omitted this)

3 T bacon fat or coconut oil

Cook all ingredients in a large pot for 10 minutes. Blend ingredients with immersion blender or regular blender. Return to heat and cook until desired thickness. Add broth or water if needed.

Crockpot Barbeque Chicken

1 package organic bone-in chicken thighs

1 package organic bone-in chicken legs (I used the Smart Chicken from Harris Teeter)

Salt and pepper chicken. Place in crockpot and cover with barbecue sauce. Cook 6 hours on low. I’ve cooked it for 8-10 hours, but to me the chicken is overdone and not as good. I’ve also used white meat, but to me the dark is so much more moist and flavorful.

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  • Breakfast–Fried eggs and spinach sautéed with garlic
  • Lunch–Leftover chicken salad with cashews, celery, and onion
  • Snack–cashews
  • Dinner–Barbeque chicken legs and thighs, leftover sweet potato and haricots verts, apple sauce, dates.
  • Reached my goal of 10,000 steps on Fitbit.
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