Honey BBQ Chicken
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With the New Year in full swing, I have to admit, I am actually on track with my health goals! Typically, I would have already crashed and burned on some sort of strange diet, but this is going to be my more balanced year. I have been consistently going to the gym even when it’s the last place I’d rather be some days, and I have been making small nutritional changes.
The one thing I wanted to nix this year was conventional white sugar. I decided that my morning coffees were the place to start so out with the sugar, and in with the Truvia Spoonable. If you are not familiar with this sweetener product, it is a zero-calorie, stevia (plant) based sweetener. With just one packet of Truvia Natural Sweetener, you get the same sweetness as two teaspoons of sugar.
Originally, I started using Truvia Natural Sweetener packets, but really love the Truvia Spoonable which I purchase at my local Walmart store (in the sweetener aisle), I switched to that convenient packaging. I love how easy it is to use when baking, cooking, and needing that perfect amount of sweetness that can be precisely measured out.
My favorite part of using Truvia Spoonable is that it fits my balanced lifestyle goals, and it does not leave that icky after taste other sugar substitutes can plague one’s tongue with! As mentioned, it is also amazing for cooking! I have used Truvia Spoonable in pasta sauce recipes, and even BBQ sauce recipes where conventional sugar would be called for.
Of course the results were amazing! I was recently inspired by the Kansas City Style Barbecue Sauce Recipe With Truvia Natural Sweetener on the official Truvia site. Of course I adapted it slightly to reflect ingredients I had at home, but the end result was a thick, hearty, and sweet BBQ sauce that even my youngest child loved!
Get the recipe for this Honey BBQ Chicken below. Perfect for baked or grilled chicken pieces, or breast!
You can double baste this BBQ sauce on or reserve extra for dipping. It works great as a dip since it is thick! Your sauce with be thick, and a deep reddish brown color. I found this BBQ sauce to have the right amount of sweetness and tang. It is certainly not like store-bought bottles BBQ sauce, but is welcomed in our house because it is tastier, and has less sugar verses conventional recipes. Looks so good huh? If you are looking for a great tasting sweetener product, I totally recommend Truvia Natural Sweetener! You can request a FREE sample by visiting here. As an added bonus, you can also SAVE $1.50 on any ONE (1) package of Truvía Natural Sweetener (excluding 7 ct.), Truvía Baking Blend or Truvía Brown Sugar blend by requesting this coupon. Want to find even more delicious Truvia Natural Sweetener recipes? Be sure to head here for more cooking, and baking inspiration.
Honey BBQ Chicken
- 3 tablespoons of finely diced red onion
- 3 cloves of garlic finely minced
- 1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil
- 1 cup of marinara sauce
- 1 cup of reduced sugar ketchup
- 1/2 cup Truvia Spoonable
- 1/2 cup of apple cider vinegar
- 1/3 cup raw honey
- 1 tsp paprika
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
- 1/2 tsp of black pepper
- 1/2 tsp of cayenne pepper
- 1 tablespoon of Worcestershire sauce
- n a medium saucepan, saute your garlic and onion with the olive oil for 3-5 minutes on med/low heat.
- In a large bowl combine all the sauce components, and spices.
- Add sauce mixture to the saucepan and simmer on low for 30 minutes
- Once the sauce is done you can put it in a mason jar and allow the flavors to really meld. This can be done a day or two in advance!