Easy one-pot BBQ chicken


Smoky, rich bbq chicken bursting with flavour

10 mins

35 mins

243 kcals

serves 4



I had some sweet potatoes and some chicken thighs that needed using up this week, and BBQ chicken seemed like the obvious way to go- I often make this type of dish in the slow cooker, but I wanted a quick, weeknight version of this. I love the combination of chicken and bbq sauce, one of my favourite treat meals is Hunter’s chicken. Served with sweet potato fries, some baby corn and any other veg that you fancy (peppers go well too), this is like a Texan treat meal, but is wholly healthy!

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Easy one-pot BBQ chicken

  • Author: Pip Payne
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x


Smoky, rich bbq chicken bursting with flavour


  • 500 g approx free-range chicken thigh fillets
  • 1 onion (peeled and diced (or a handful of frozen onion!))
  • 500 g passata
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp chilli powder
  • 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tbsp dark soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp granulated sweetener
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • salt and pepper
  • low calorie cooking spray/spray oil


  1. In a deep frying pan (one that has a lid), spray with low calorie cooking spray and stir fry the chopped onions for 2 minutes on a high heat
  2. Add in the chicken thighs, and fry vigorously for a minute on each side
  3. Lower the heat to medium, and pour in the passata. Stir well.
  4. Add the onion powder, garlic powder, smoked paprika, ground ginger, chilli powder, sweetener, balsamic vinegar, soy sauce and lemon juice, and stir well!
  5. Season with salt and pepper, put the lid on the saucepan, and simmer on a low heat for 30 minutes.
  6. Serve sprinkled with sliced spring onions


Perfect with sweet potato fries!

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 35 minutes

2 thoughts on “Easy one-pot BBQ chicken”

  1. Just about to do this in the 8 in 1 multi cooker but would you tell us how you would do this in the slow cooker please. Thanks 🥰

  2. Hi Emma, I don’t have a multi-cooker so I’m afraid I can’t advice on this, however if you join The Slimming Foodie Community on Facebook, lots of the members use multicookers so I’m sure you could get some advice there.

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