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