No salt, no sugar Memorial Day recipes — barbecued chicken

Memorial Day weekend is the official start to the summer cook-out season, so naturally every food site and publication has been posting Memorial Day barbecue and grilling recipes. But most are loaded with salt and sugar because most prepared barbecue sauces are as well.

Chicken rosemary skewers were wonderfully flavorful and easy to make.
Time to put some chicken on the grill for Memorial Day?

So for the next four days, I’ll be posting no salt, no sugar, low-fat variations on what everyone else is telling you to make. some times I’ll be referring back to past recipes fo mine, like my salmon done five ways on the grill.

Other times, I’ll be modifying recipes, like for this barbecued chicken recipe which the New York Times had on its Easy Memorial Day Menu. Not so easy if you want to get the salt, sugar and fat out.

So, here’s how to change this recipe:

  1. Use chicken breasts instead of legs to cut the fat
  2. Use low-salt, low-sugar ingredients to make your own barbecue sauce. I combine Localfolks barbecue sauces with low-salt, low-sugar spicy ketchup.
  3. Do not sprinkle the chicken generously with salt as the recipe instructs.

Enjoy and Happy Memorial Day!

John

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