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Saucy BBQ Chicken Thighs

 Saucy BBQ Chicken Thighs
Barbecued chicken gets a makeover in this recipe. The combination of ingredients makes for a mellow flavor that tastes more grown up than the original. It's great over rice, pasta or potatoes. —Sharon Fritz, Morristown, TN
6 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Cook: 5 hours


  • 6 boneless skinless chicken thighs (about 1-1/2 pounds)
  • 1/2 teaspoon poultry seasoning
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1/2 cup barbecue sauce
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • Hot cooked brown rice, optional


  • Place chicken in a 3-qt. slow cooker; sprinkle with poultry
  • seasoning. Top with onion and tomatoes. In a small bowl, mix tomato
  • sauce, barbecue sauce, orange juice and seasonings; pour over top.
  • Cook, covered, on low 5-6 hours or until chicken is tender. If
  • desired, serve with rice. Yield: 6 servings.
Freeze option: Place cooked chicken mixture in freezer containers. Cool and freeze. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Microwave, covered, on high in a microwave-safe dish until heated through, gently stirring and adding a little water if necessary.

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Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (calculated without rice) equals 221 calories, 9 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 76 mg cholesterol, 517 mg sodium, 12 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 23 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 starch.
Wine: Light-Bodied White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.