Thursday, October 31, 2013

Tangy Maple BBQ Chicken Bake

This simple and super delicious dinner uses the tastiest, easiest homemade BBQ sauce that you'll want to slather on everything. The only sweetener used is pure maple, so it's paleo friendly! If you need some maple, you can find the very best at

Marinade/BBQ sauce:
1 15oz can tomato sauce
1/2 c apple cider vinegar
1/2 c maple syrup
1/4 c Dijon mustard
1 TB granulated garlic
1 tsp black pepper
1 tsp salt
2 lbs. chicken (thighs and drums or leg quarters)
2 sweet potatoes, chopped
1 large bell pepper, chopped
1 large onion, chopped
granulated garlic
smoked paprika

Preheat over to 400 F. In a roasting pan lightly covered with olive oil, combine chicken, sweet potatoes, bell pepper, and onion. Season pan contents with salt, pepper, granulated garlic, and smoked paprika to taste.
In a mixing bowl or small saucepan on medium heat combine tomato sauce, apple cider vinegar, maple syrup, Dijon mustard, granulated garlic, black pepper, and salt. Whisk until thoroughly combined. Pour mixture over chicken. Bake to 1.5 to 2 hours, occasionally basting. Enjoy.

Just about to go in the oven!

Double the marinade if you want extra sauce!

Leftovers can be used in a pot pie or casserole. The sauce can used for any kind of barbecue.

This little fellow loved it!