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Yeast Free Barbecued Chicken

Yeast Free Barbecued Chicken

So creating a yeast free barbecue sauce proved to be pretty difficult.  I looked at many different recipes for homemade barbecue sauce and even inspected some of the store bought options for inspiration but all required or contained honey, sugar and/or corn syrup.  One thing that I have discovered while adapting meals to be yeast free is that some ingredients, whether they be in a recipe or in a canned or boxed meal, really aren’t all that necessary.  This however does not hold true barbecue sauce.  I have found that a sweetener is an essential ingredient for a good barbecue sauce.   I knew early on in the process of creating a candida diet friendly barbecue sauce that I could not expect it to taste the way the store bought ones did, but in the back of my mind I kept thinking about Sweet Baby Ray’s barbecue sauce and wanted to create something that tasted just like it.

I of course could not create Sweet Baby Ray’s but I did come up with something that worked for my family, even my picky children.  My first attempt fell short of what I would call barbecue sauce.  I created some kind of tomato ginger marinade by accident and used it to cook chicken.  The general consensus at the table was that it did not taste like barbecue chicken but it was good in its own right.  If I can remember how I made it I will make it again and share the recipe here on Yeast Free Living.  On my second attempt I just decided to experiment with tomato paste, water, apple cider vinegar, lemon juice, stevia and a few spices to see if I could create an acceptable sauce that could pass for barbecue sauce.  I once again used the sauce for chicken but this time it did taste more like barbecue sauce.  The consistency of the sauce is a little different than traditional barbecue sauce but it did the job well.   My oldest daughter commented that it tasted just like barbecue sauce.  I struggled with the decision of whether or not to use apple cider vinegar in this recipe but in the end I believe that vinegar is another one of those ingredients crucial to the taste of barbecue sauce.  Apple cider vinegar seems to be tolerated by many on the candida diet but not all.  I wish I could of left it out of this recipe to be safe but I just couldn’t.  While this recipe may not be a fix for everyone, I hope that this helps some of you out there to put barbecue back on the menu.

Specific Ingredients That I Used to Make Yeast Free Barbecued Chicken

Tyson Chicken Legs
Diamond Crystal Fine Sea Salt
Spice Classics Ground Black Pepper

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Yeast Free Barbecue Sauce

Yeast Free Barbecued Chicken
Recipe type: Chicken
Cuisine: American
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Cook time: 
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Serves: 6
  • 3 pounds chicken legs, thighs or quarters
  • 2 cups yeast free barbecue sauce (divided into 1 cup portions)
  • salt and ground black pepper to taste
  1. Preheat the broiler
  2. Line broiler pan with aluminum foil
  3. Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper, to taste
  4. Place chicken on broiler pan and place in the oven
  5. Allow chicken to cook for 10 minutes
  6. Turn chicken and allow to cook for 10 additional minutes
  7. Carefully take broiler pan out the the oven and completely baste chicken using 1 cup of barbecue sauce
  8. Return to oven and cook for 5 additional minutes
  9. Use the remaining barbecue sauce to serve
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5 comments to Yeast Free Barbecued Chicken

  • Tianna

    :) I can’t wait to try it!

  • Tennille

    Hi Tianna,

    I hope that you are well. Please let us know what you think when you do. I really hope that you like it.


  • Angela

    That recipe isn’t completely free of yeast, there is yeast in vinegar. I was going to use this recipe for my daughter but i saw that it has vinegar in it so i can’t now. :(

  • Tennille

    I am sorry that you are not able to use the recipe. I know that most candida diet resources suggest no vinegar but after a great deal of research I felt that unfiltered apple cider vinegar has more benefits than risks. I know this may not be appropriate for every candida sufferer.

  • Shaina

    Apple cider vinegar is typically allowed on an anti candida diet and is highly beneficial. You just want to make sure it’s raw ACV with the mother included. Braggs is a good brand.

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