When my mom and I were out Christmas shopping a day or so ago, we stopped for lunch at Chick-Fil-A. I had a chicken salad, but she had a sandwich meal. They included a packet of Honey Roasted Barbecue Sauce. We both loved it. Somehow, we had never tried it before. Mom went back to the counter and requested another packet. She asked me to duplicate it at home if I could. That good!
I read the ingredients on the label, but still, this was a tall order. The sauce is not red, not white. Somewhere in between. I decided to Google to see if there were any copycat recipes, and there are. I decided to low carb the recipe. I mean, no wonder it is good, the original is filled with both fat and sugar! I switched to a healthier fat and different sweeteners. My substitute honey is made with maltitol, so remember this is a condiment, not a sauce to be consumed in larger quantities! Gastric issues aside, this is fabulous! Not as tangy as a honey mustard, but much creamier than a traditional barbecue sauce. No wonder you have to request this sauce at the Chick-Fil-A counter!
Honey Roasted BBQ Sauce
This is one of the recipes included in my new cookbook project, Low Carbing Among Friends.
This recipe is available in the book, along with over 60 additional 24/7 Low Carb Diner recipes. By ordering the book, you get more than 300 favorite gluten free recipes from four other well known low carb cooking experts…Jennifer Eloff of Splendid Low Carbing cookbook fame, Kent Altena, the Atkins Diet Geek and You Tube star, nutritionist and author Maria Emmerich of Maria’s Nutritious and Delicious Journal, and popular blogger and food stylist, Carolyn Ketchum of All Day I Dream About Food. Unlike any other cookbook you may own, this one is a compilation of mini cookbooks featuring the talents of these well known low carbers. Think of it as a “best of” project.
Low Carbing Among Friends also features recipes from numerous other talented low carbing friends and recommendations from the medical community who recognize the health benefits of low carb, gluten free living. To preorder your copy, visit http://www.amongfriends.us The official release date is 11/11/11, so pre-order now for a discount.
Since this was a hit, I packed some sauce into an upcycled mustard jar and added a label. This will be one of my mom's gifts this year. Lucky for me, I have the leftovers in the kitchen to add to my lunch!