This recipe is gluten free, dairy free, Paleo, Slimming World and Weight Watchers friendly
Extra Easy - 1 syn per serving
Original/SP - 1 syn per serving
WW Smart Points - 5
*Suitable for freezing
500g of uncooked boneless chicken thighs, any visible fat removed
1 small red onion, sliced
3/4 cup (180ml) Passata (or crushed tomatoes)
1 cup (240ml) water
2 cloves of garlic crushed
0.5 tablespoon of cider vinegar
1 tablespoon of balsamic vinegar
2 tablespoons of maple syrup (4 syns)
1.5 tablespoons of soy sauce (or tamari/coconut aminos)
2 tsp of paprika
1/2 tsp of chilli powder
1/2 tsp of smoked paprika (if using a hot variety, don’t add the chilli powder, unless you like a spicier barbecue sauce)
1/2 teaspoon of onion powder
1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder
pinch of mustard powder
Slice each chicken thigh in half.
Add all the ingredients for the bbq sauce to a deep frying pan, and stir to combine.
Add in the chicken thighs and red onion. (they should be just covered in the sauce)
Put the heat underneath on high and bring to a boil, once it starts to bubble, reduce heat to medium and leave it to bubble for 18 mins (do not touch or stir in this time, apart from turning over the chicken pieces half way through the cooking time). You want that sauce to really reduce down around the chicken, however if it reduces too much, just add a little bit more water.
Once cooked, remove chicken pieces from pan and transfer to a chopping board and using a sharp knife, shred into slices and add back to the sauce stirring to coat.
Serve with your choice of sides.
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Serving Size1 serving
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value
Total Fat6.3 g
Saturated Fat1.5 g
Total Carbohydrates14.8 g
Dietary Fiber1.4 g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Recipe by Slimming Eats - Weight Watchers and Slimming World Recipes at https://www.slimmingeats.com/blog/stove-top-bbq-chicken