When my kids were younger I tried to make being in the kitchen SUPER easy.
It really wasn't about healthy eating for me. I affectionately called 5 p.m. the hell hour.
I'm glad that I don't feel that way anymore.
Now I'm more likely to have food decision fatigue at 5 p.m. than to be dealing with toddlers. Having teens will do that to you!
Recently, a follower on the Day to Day Adventures Facebook page asked if I had a sugar free BBQ sauce that I used. Sadly, I had to tell her no.
Pre-healthy eating stage, we ate a skillet BBQ chicken recipe. Sadly it had more sugar in it than I like to feed my peeps now! So I went to work converting that old recipe to work for our new way of low glycemic eating.
When I changed our diet because of some health challenges a few years ago I started using xylitol, stevia and honey as our sweeteners and we started using the Trim Healthy Mama plan (THM). (affiliate)
I do have sugar in the house but it is only for my hummingbirds!
This recipe is moist, delicious and has just the right amount of sweetness. We pair it with a cooked veggie and salad for a cool summer meal.
Another option when we want something heartier(more carbs) then I will bake potatoes in another slow cooker and still keep the kitchen cool!
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Sugar Free BBQ Chicken
Serving size: 5
1 1/2 pounds chicken breasts
1/3 c catsup
2 T "brown sugar"
2 T vinegar
1/2 tsp salt
1 T oil
1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
1/4 tsp pepper
1/4 c water or a little more
Combine all ingredients except the chicken and pour into a plastic bag. Add chicken and turn it to coat. Freeze.
To COOK—Slow Cooker Method
Thaw. Cook in slow cooker on low for 6 hours or 3-4 hours on high.
To COOK—Stove top Method
If you forget to put the chicken in the slow cooker you can still have BBQ chicken!
Thaw chicken. Put chicken and sauce in a skillet and cook on medium for 30-40 minutes. Turn chicken after the first 10-15 minutes. I like to keep a lid on the skillet to keep the sauce from boiling away.
Doesn’t that sound like an easy recipe?
*If you are following the THM eating plan it works as a Fuel Pull recipe. Add whatever sides you like to make it become a low fat(e) or low carb(s) meal! Another alternative is to use chicken thighs which would definitely make it a low carb(s) meal!
**I freely admit I am not a food blogger but don't let my sad picture taking abilities keep you from trying this recipe! It is delicious!
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Check out these Easy Slow Cooker Meals that keep your kitchen cool!