Enjoy this delicious and slimming friendly Sticky Chinese BBQ Pork, even when counting calories or following diet plans Weight Watchers!
Sadly supermarket versions are pretty meh when it comes to Chinese Pork, not to mention they tend to be pretty high in calories and Points. We came up with this slimming version of Sticky Chinese BBQ Pork to accompany our Fried Rice.
For the full list of ingredients and comprehensive instructions, please see the recipe card at the end of this post. Before you scroll, there’s important stuff in the blurb 👍
This Sticky Chinese BBQ Pork is one of many Asian inspired recipes here on the site. Here’s a few of our favourite similar options;
- Salt and Pepper Pork
- Salt and Pepper Chicken
- Chicken Satay Skewers
- Lemon Chicken
- Chicken Teriyaki Kebabs
How many calories is this Sticky Chinese BBQ Pork recipe?
Though it tastes like it should be far more, there are only 106 calories per portion in the Sticky Chinese BBQ Pork recipe! This makes it a great alternative to hefty sausages and burgers for your next BBQ.
This means it falls into our Everyday Light recipe category. You can find all of our other Everyday Light recipes here.
This Sticky Chinese BBQ Pork is perfect if you’re following a calorie controlled diet, and fits well with any one of the major diet plans such as Weight Watchers.
As a guide, an average man needs around 2,500kcal (10,500kJ) a day to maintain a healthy body weight. For an average woman, that figure is around 2,000kcal (8,400kJ) a day. Obviously, if your goal is to lose weight then you might want to adjust these slightly! You can read more about these recommendations on the NHS website.
What diets is this Sticky Chinese BBQ Pork suitable for?
This Sticky Chinese BBQ Pork recipe can be made suitable if you’re gluten free, but you will need to swap out the following ingredients for gluten free versions;
- Soy Sauce
- Hoi Sin
- Oyster Sauce
You could also enjoy this Sticky Chinese BBQ Pork if you’re dairy free.
Please make sure to double, and triple check all of your ingredients if you’re cooking for people with allergies.
How Weight Watchers Friendly is this Sticky Chinese BBQ Pork?
Each serving of this Sticky Chinese BBQ Pork is only 2 Points!
You could double up your portions and serve with a side salad of Zero Point foods for a delicious low Point lunch or dinner.
How to make Sticky Chinese BBQ Pork
Making this dish is really easy, here’s a summary;
- Mix all the ingredients in a large bowl. Remove 2 or 3 tablespoons of the marinade and set aside for basting the pork during cooking.
- Add the pork to the bowl and coat them well with the marinade.
- Cover the bowl with cling film or place in a food bag and refrigerate while you light up the BBQ (you can make these up the day before to save time if you want)
- Spray both sides of the pork with low calorie cooking spray and cook on a hot BBQ for 2 minutes on each side.
- Turn the BBQ down to a medium heat (or move the pork to a slightly cooler part of the grill)
- Cook for 5 or 6 minutes on each side (basting with the reserved sauce halfway through cooking each side) or until the internal temperature reaches 75°C (170 °F)
- Serve with an accompaniment from below!
What should you should serve with Sticky Chinese BBQ Pork?
Any of the following go really well with Sticky Chinese BBQ Pork. This recipe works great as part of a BBQ or a Chinese fakeaway banquet!
- Chinese Fakeaway Fried Rice
- Edamame, Sugar Snap and Asian Carrot Salad
- Salt and Pepper Chips
- Rice or Noodles
- Wok Fried Vegetables
Whatever accompaniment you choose, don’t forget to account for the extra calories and/or other nutritional values.
Do you need any special ingredients to make Sticky Chinese BBQ Pork?
This Sticky Chinese BBQ Pork is made with some Chinese store cupboard staples like Soy Sauce, Hoi Sin, 5 Spice and Oyster Sauce. If you often cook Asian dishes you will probably have all the ingredients already! If not, we use them in many of our Chinese dishes so if you buy them for this dish they won’t go to waste.
We cooked this recipe on the BBQ, but you can also cook them in the oven if you like.
Cooking on gas outside is just boring – you don’t get any of that smokeyness associated with charcoal.With the Char-Broil Gas2Coal BBQ you get the best of both worlds. You can use it either with or without charcoal.
Charcoal I hear you cry… Charcoal takes ages to light! Not with this BBQ!!
Simply load the tray with charcoal, then pop in the tray, light the gas for 15 minutes and et voila – your charcoal is lit and ready to grill. It makes this Sticky Chinese BBQ Pork so easy to cook.
Can you cook Sticky Chinese BBQ Pork another way?
You can cook Sticky Chinese BBQ Pork on the BBQ or in the oven. There are instructions for both methods on the recipe card at the bottom of this post.
BBQ: It will take approx 12 minutes total (basting with the reserved sauce halfway through cooking each side) or until the internal temperature reaches 75°C
Oven: 20 minutes in a preheated oven (180°C)
How do you know when Sticky Chinese BBQ Pork is cooked?
Either use a meat thermometer to check the internal temperature has reached 75°C or cut into the meat to check it is cooked through.
Standard advice here in the UK is to cook food until it has reached 70°C and stayed at that temperature for 2 minutes. This is to keep your family safe.
How long can you keep Sticky Chinese BBQ Pork in the fridge?
Once you’ve put it out, ideally you should eat it within 4 hours.
If you allow any left overs to cool, make sure to refrigerate in a container with a lid and chill. You can keep leftovers of Sticky Chinese BBQ Pork in the fridge for approximately 3 days or so.
Can I freeze Sticky Chinese BBQ Pork?
Yes you can! This recipe can be frozen, but please remember to do the following;
- Freeze it as soon as it is cold enough.
- Use a container or bag that is suitable for freezing.
Don’t forget to add a label with what it is, and on what date you put it in the freezer!
How do I reheat Sticky Chinese BBQ Pork?
From chilled: Place in a microwave proof container with loosely fitting lid and heat for 4-7 minutes until piping hot.
From frozen: Allow to defrost, and heat covered in the microwave for 3-5 minutes. Flip and cook for a further 5-7 minutes until piping hot.
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Our 6 month planner features 26 recipes – which are not available anywhere else. We have all the details on our Planner page.
We’ve been squirrelling away doing squirelly things behind the scenes and can finally announce that our very first cookbook is available NOW!!
The book features 100 recipes – around 80 of them BRAND NEW and not available anywhere else. Full colour photographs, hardback, a quality book that will stand up to frequent use!
Each recipe has been taste tested by twenty members of the Pinch of Nom community to ensure that they are amazing. Check out our cookbook page for more information!