Love low and slow BBQ? This BBQ chicken thighs recipe is sugar-free! Did you know that most sauces and condiments are filled with hidden sugars? One tablespoon of tomato sauce alone has a whole teaspoon of sugar! But BBQ season would not the be the same without the delicious sauces and marinades that add to the flavour of grilled dishes. Good thing there are sugar free options for those who are diabetic, or simply cutting down their sugar intake for a healthier lifestyle. Here is a great recipe to try on the BBQ this summer.
Low and Slow BBQ Chicken Thighs:
8 chicken thighs (about 2½ lbs) with or without skin
1/3 cup coarse salt
1/3 cup Naturally Sweet Xylitol
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1/3 cup paprika
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon onion powder
4 cups water
Combine all dry ingredients in a large glass bowl. Add water and mix thoroughly. Add the chicken and allow it to marinate for 30 minutes in the fridge. Set the barbecue for indirect grilling (light one side of the grill to high and leave the other side off, placing the chicken thighs on the side that’s off) and cook the chicken for 2-3 hours, flipping halfway. Feel free to baste with more sauce. You’ll know the chicken is done when the thickest part reaches 170˚ F.