3tbspSukrin gold (brown sweetener)(or sweetener - optional to taste)
For the Hunters Chicken
4largeskinless chicken breast fillets
8rasherssmoked streaky bacon(or unsmoked if preferred)
For the BBQ Sauce
Add tomato ketchup, Worcester sauce, vinegar, smoked paprika, garlic salt, onion granules and liquid smoke to a bowl and stir really well
Taste a small amount of the BBQ sauce and add sweetener to taste. Sukrin gold is a brown sweetener which adds a caramelised taste, however other sweeteners will not add this and will only sweeten the sauce, so test and see then add sweetener to your liking (Note: If using a granulated sweetener which is granulated in crystals like sugar, it is best to wait 5-10 minutes then taste to ensure the granules have dissolved)
Add water a tbsp at a time as needed to make the BBQ sauce to a consistency where it is pourable but thick enough to stick and coat the chicken
For the Hunters Chicken
Preheat oven to 200°c (fan)
Wrap each chicken breast fillet with 2 rashers of streaky bacon, overlapping the edges of the bacon so that the whole fillet is covered (this helps keep the chicken breast moist when cooking). Place in a deep sided ovenproof dish/tray then cook in the oven for 20 minutes or until the bacon is looking cooked and slightly crisp at the edges
Remove the dish from the oven. Then the next step is your own choice as to what you prefer; you can either pour BBQ sauce over each chicken breast and top with grated cheese, OR sprinkle the cheese over the chicken and top with the BBQ sauce
Place the dish back into the oven and cook for a further 10-15 minutes, or until the Hunters Chicken is cooked to your liking (careful not to burn your BBQ sauce!)
Serve your Hunters Chicken with a small serving of your choice of starchy carbs (we usually eat these with a few potato wedges, sweet potato fries or brown rice), a green salad, homemade coleslaw and a big dollop of full fat mayonnaise
SWEETENERSFor this recipe I use Sukrin Gold which is an erythritol blend brown sugar alternative. It really helps the flavour of the BBQ sauce, however it can be hard to source as it usually only available to purchase online or in health food stores and can be expensive.
The brand of xylitol that I use in many of my recipes which will work as a suitable substitute to Sukrin Gold and is most widely available in larger supermarkets is Total Sweet. To find a local stockist, please check this link. It is important to note that xylitol, although a natural sweetener, is highly toxic to dogs, so no sharing your GD treats with your furry friends!If you have IBS or similar conditions, then you may find xylitol triggers your symptoms. If this the case for you, erythritol sweeteners are what I recommend using instead of xylitol as erythritol has little to no impact on the gastric system.Artificial powdered sweeteners such as sucralose (like Splenda) or aspartame (like Canderel) can be used in the sauce but they may raise blood glucose levels and cause a bitter aftertaste.
For the best outcomes with this recipe it is best to use the ingredients recommended and in the quantities stated.
Calories: 544kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 43g | Fat: 37g | of which saturates: 17g | Fibre: 1g | of which sugars: 3g
Hunters Chicken https://www.gestationaldiabetes.co.uk/hunters-chicken/ 27th March 2020