I've just started making my own barbecue sauce. My mom always makes her own but I've never tried her recipe, so I came up with my own. It is loosely based on hers but all barbecue sauce has similar ingredients anyway. So I used FairTrade certified sugar in this recipe and it came out really well. My oldest son, Alex, never eats sauce on his chicken. I always have to make some plain chicken for him, which I did this time, but once he tasted the sauce it was all over! He loved it! I was so excited.
I was also in the mood for fried chicken last night so I made some. This is probably the healthiest fried chicken possible that still tastes like fried chicken. I don't deep fry it, it's low in sodium, and cooked at a much lower temperature than traditional fried chicken. I've also stopped making biscuits and macaroni and cheese with it so the meal has less calories and fat overall. I usually serve it with green beans and maybe some fruit. Last night I made some farfalle pasta with a little butter and Parmesan cheese to go with the chicken. I still enjoy my favorites but I pair one favorite dish with healthier sides and I don't feel bad at all about having fried chicken, especially when I only buy organic chicken!