These BBQ Chicken Sausage Patties were inspired by one of my favorite pizzas, a delicious BBQ chicken concoction I first enjoyed at California Pizza Kitchen. (It’s one of the few pizzas they have available with a gluten-free crust, which made it even more awesome.) But my love of barbecue sauce goes way, way back before my gluten-free days. As a kid, I wouldn’t touch meat unless it was swimming in barbecue sauce. Well, I would, but I don’t remember being happy about it. What ketchup and ranch were to vegetables, barbecue sauce is to meat: It’ll make anything taste good. So it was well past time I came up with an autoimmune protocol-friendly BBQ recipe.
Especially now that there’s an AIP barbecue sauce available!
I’ve tried making my own. I mean, AIP barbecue sauce is the kind of recipe that would be a big hit on the blog, right? But it just never felt quite right to me. And I tried other blogger’s recipes, too. Some of them contained ingredients I had a hard time sourcing, still didn’t taste the way I wanted them to, or wound up scorched to the bottom of a pan because their cooking times turned out to be way too long for my kitchen. My point is, my quest for a homemade barbecue sauce has been frustrating. And I’m probably not the only person that would rather pay for a good sauce than waste time and ingredients trying and failing to make my own. So I was thrilled when KC Natural started selling not one but two flavors of AIP-friendly barbecue sauce! Either one will work well in this recipe, though I personally prefer the Mastodon. And if you have mastered homemade BBQ sauce, I have two notes for you: 1) That’ll work here, too and 2) PLEASE SHARE YOUR SECRET!
Haha. But seriously.
Don’t Feel Like Cooking?
That’s okay! Everyone needs a break sometimes, especially during busy times like the holidays or when you’re sick or stressed out. When I find myself unwilling or unable to prepare healthy meals myself, I turn to Paleo on the Go. Yes, they have autoimmune protocol-friendly options! With tons of nutritious, delicious, pre-packaged meals, Paleo on the Go‘s ready-to-go, frozen courses are perfect for those days you just don’t want to be in the kitchen. They even offer an appreciable selection of AIP-friendly treats, including toaster pastries!
- Combine all ingredients except the oil and form into 1" balls.
- Heat the cooking fat in a skillet over medium heat and saute the meatballs until cooked through, about 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally.