Bottled barbecue sauces have more sugar than candy!

I have read every bottle on the supermarket shelf looking for sauce - some have 12 grams of sugar per tablespoon and who uses a single tablespoon of sauce? NO ONE!

This is a delicious bbq sauce that is perfect to keep in the fridge for that package of chicken thighs you pick up on the way home from work - throw them into the oven or on the grill. Whip up the sauce and make a big wooden bowl tossed salad, its a fast and healthy weeknight meal for your family!


  • 8 chicken thighs, legs, or breasts cut in half
  • Prepared bbq seasoning blend - I use Tony Chatcheres Creole Seasoning on everything.
  • 2 cups ketchup - Heinz makes a low sugar
  • 3 tablespoons chili powder
  • 3 tablespoons prepared mustard
  • About half a jar Smuckers Sugar Free Grape Preserves or Jelly (or Apricot, or Strawberry or Blackberry or Raspberry... they're all great for sauce!)
  • 2 tablespoons Liquid Smoke


  • Preheat oven to 375 or preheat your outdoor grill and coat grate with vegetable cooking spray.
  • Arrange chicken pieces on a sheet pan, season and pop into a preheated 375 degree oven. OR season and arrange on hot outdoor grill.
  • Simmer ketchup, chili powder, mustard, and preserves in a small saucepan over medium low heat for 10 minutes for a snappy no sugar bbq sauce that your entire family will love.
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