No sugar BBQ Chicken

We love BBQ’s even in the winter, when you crave something a bit more hands on. This is my really easy recipe for BBQ Chicken with no added sugar. If you don’t like too much heat, then just adjust the paprika to 1/2 tsp.

6 – 8 Chicken Drumsticks ( you decide on how many for your family )

2 tsp Smoked Paprika

1 tsp Cumin

1 tsp Garlic Salt

1 tsp ground pepper

1 tsp Onion Granules

2 tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar

3 tbsp Olive Oil

Pre heat the oven to 180 fan or gas mark 4 ( once you are ready to cook chicken )


Mix all sauce ingredients together and then in a large bowl place the chicken and cover with the thick sauce. Leave to marinate for as long as you can, overnight is perfect but for at least 2-3 hours.

Place in a baking tray and cook for approx 40 minutes, or until all juices run clear from the chicken.

Serve with whatever side dishes you like, I chose a big hearty Salad which was great.

The Verdict

Really tasty BBQ Chicken, that honestly does not need any sugar, it really was great. The family asked when could we have them again, so for me a major result.

The Nerdy Bit

Cumin is more than just taste or flavour, it is known to help in losing weight, improving digestion and treating insomnia and respiratory disorders. There also seems to be some ongoing research, that cumin, along with a number of other spices, have a powerful effect in preventing diabetes by reducing the chances of hypoglycemia.

Paprika is rich in Antioxidants. Like so many nutrient rich foods and spices, paprika seems to have the potential to help in regulate your blood sugar levels and help diabetics in their fight against diabetes. It really does seem to be a power food.

Apple Cider Vinegar. It all seems to be about Diabetics on this meal. This vinegar as we all know is one of the most popular and we can see why with all the health benefits. It is claimed to help with weight loss, lower blood sugar levels and improve the symptoms of diabetes.

So BBQ Chicken is really good for you. Go on, get another on the Barbie!