Paleo Barbecue Chicken

I had a desire for barbecue chicken. Do you ever get those gut desires? This time I had to follow my desire … and I wasn’t disappointed.

This is taken from two recipes that I combined and frankly – it came out great!

First I made the ingredients for the chicken coating (rub). My kind of recipe — not too many ingredients.

Ingredients for Chicken Coating
Ingredients for Chicken Rub

The ingredients for the barbecue sauce were a few more but manageable.

Ingredients for Barbecue Sauce
Ingredients for Barbecue Sauce

I thought the ingredients for the barbecue sauce would make too much but it evaporated just like the recipe said plus I halved the original recipe.

Barbecue Sauce
Barbecue Sauce

So … let’s look at the recipes.

Ingredients for the Chicken Rub from the Paleo Flip website

  • 1 lb chicken thighs (I used skin on/bone in)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder.
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper


  1. Preheat the oven to 380 degrees.
  2. Mix the spices in a bowl and dip the chicken pieces in it to coat the chicken.
  3. Put the chicken in an oven proof baking dish.
  4. Bake in the oven for 35 minutes.
  5. Prepare the barbecue sauce while the chicken is baking.
  6. After 35 minutes (or so) take the chicken out of the oven and brush it on both sides generously with the barbecue sauce.
  7. Put the chicken back in the oven for 5 additional minutes.

Ingredients for Barbecue Sauce from the Paleo Cupboard website

  • 8 oz tomato sauce
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 2.5 tablespoons raw honey
  • 1/4 tablespoon ground black pepper
  • 1/4 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1/4 tablespoon ground mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 tablespoon lemon juice


  1. Put all the ingredients in a medium saucepan over medium high heat and stir to combine.
  2. Taste and adjust any seasonings to your liking then bring to a boil.
  3. Reduce the heat to low and allow to simmer for approximately 1 hour.
  4. Brush the barbecue sauce on the chicken.

And this is the beautiful final result.

Barbecue Chicken
Barbecue Chicken

Ahhh .. I’d say heaven but I don’t believe we’ll be eating meat there as there will be no killing … so, I’ll say delicioso!

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