BBQ Roast Chicken

  • 5MINS
  • 1HR
  • Serves 6
  • 377KCAL

If you could eat BBQ flavours any day of the week, you need to brighten up your next Sunday lunch with this irresistible roast chicken recipe. It’s so easy to make, we’re betting it will become a family favourite in no time!

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NutritionPer Serving

  • Calories377
  • Carbs11g
  • Protein32g
  • Fat23g
  • Saturates6.3g
  • Sugars10g

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Midweek roast anyone? Once you try this tasty recipe, you’ll want to rustle one up! We can’t resist a roast dinner, and we’re obsessed with BBQ flavours, so it only made sense to combine the two.

Using a tasty blend of spices, sauces and seasonings, we’ve jam-packed this recipe with BBQ flavours that are slimming friendly without compromising on rich, smoky deliciousness. It’s so simple and easy to make, you’ll be wondering why all roast dinners don’t taste like this in the first place!

We’d recommend serving it up with Butternut Squash Roasties and Garlic Green Beans for a vibrant, flavour-filled midweek family dinner. 

What diets is this BBQ Roast Chicken suitable for?

BBQ Roast Chicken can be enjoyed on gluten-free diets, as long as you substitute Henderson’s Relish for suitable alternatives. 

If you’re cooking for people with allergies, be extra careful when checking ingredients and preparing food!

How Weight Watchers friendly is this BBQ Roast Chicken?

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The good news is that all of our recipes are still Weight Watchers friendly! If you have any questions about your Points budgets or you’re unsure how a certain recipe will fit into your plan, please reach out to Weight Watchers directly.

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Keep an eye out in the herbs and spices aisle for Schwartz BBQ seasoning, as it’s perfect for this recipe!

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Swap out the Worcestershire sauce for Henderson’s Relish when you’re making this recipe gluten-free.

Schwartz BBQ seasoning is PERFECT for this recipe!

How many calories are in this BBQ Roast Chicken?

There are 377 calories per portion in this BBQ Roast Chicken, which means it falls into our Everyday Light category. 

To cut down the amount of calories even more, you can simply halve the portion size and serve with a healthy accompaniment!

This BBQ Roast Chicken 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.

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 200°C. Place all the ingredients, except the chicken, in a small bowl and stir until mixed.

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Step 2

Place the chicken in a roasting tin. Loosen the skin around the breast by sliding your fingers between the skin and the meat. Push a couple of dessert spoonfuls of the BBQ sauce between the skin and the meat, gently easing it under the skin so that it covers both breasts.

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Step 3

Reserve 2 tbsp of the BBQ sauce and spread the rest over the whole chicken. Cover with a large sheet of kitchen foil to make a ‘tent’, so that the foil isn’t touching the chicken. Seal tightly around the edges.

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Step 4

Place the covered chicken in the preheated oven for 1 hour. Remove the kitchen foil and spread the remaining BBQ sauce over the chicken.

Step 5

Leave uncovered and return to the oven for 20 minutes, until the chicken is thoroughly cooked through, and the skin has a crusty BBQ coating. Check that it’s thoroughly cooked by inserting a sharp knife into the thickest part of the leg. The juices should run clear and there should be no sign of pinkness.

Step 6

Serve with Butternut Squash Roasties and Garlic Green Beans or other accompaniments of choice.

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What could I serve with this BBQ Roast Chicken?

This BBQ Roast Chicken would be even better plated up alongside any of these tasty sides…

How do you know when BBQ Roast Chicken is cooked?

You should cook this BBQ Roast Chicken until the chicken is thoroughly cooked through, the juices run clear and there is no sign of pinkness. You can check by inserting a sharp knife into the thickest part of the chicken leg. This will take around 20 minutes.

To keep your family safe, the advice here in the UK is to cook food until it has reached 70°C and stayed at that temperature for 2 minutes.

How long can you keep BBQ Roast Chicken in the fridge?

Once you’ve put it out, ideally you should eat it within 4 hours.

If you allow any leftovers to cool, make sure to refrigerate in a container with a lid and chill.  You can keep leftovers of BBQ Roast Chicken in the fridge for approximately 1-2 days or so. 

Can I freeze BBQ Roast Chicken?

Yes you can! This recipe can be frozen, but please remember to do the following;

  • As soon as the chicken is cold enough, slice it and freeze it.
  • 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 BBQ Roast Chicken?

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 then stir. Cook for a further 5-7 minutes until piping hot.

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BBQ Roast Chicken

If you could eat BBQ flavours any day of the week, why not brighten up your next Sunday lunch with this irresistible roast chicken recipe?
  • Prep Time
    5 MINS
  • Cook Time
    1 HR
  • KCals 377
  • Carbs 11G

Ingredients

  • 1 whole chicken approx. 1.5kg
  • 3 tbsp 50% less sugar and salt tomato ketchup
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce or Henderson's Relish
  • 3 tbsp clear honey
  • 2 tsp mustard powder
  • 1 tsp garlic granules
  • 1 tbsp BBQ seasoning
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp ground black pepper

roasting tin

small bowl

kitchen foil

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Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C. Place all the ingredients, except the chicken, in a small bowl and stir until mixed.
  2. Place the chicken in a roasting tin. Loosen the skin around the breast by sliding your fingers between the skin and the meat. Push a couple of dessert spoonfuls of the BBQ sauce between the skin and the meat, gently easing it under the skin so that it covers both breasts.
  3. Reserve 2 tbsp of the BBQ sauce and spread the rest over the whole chicken. Cover with a large sheet of kitchen foil to make a 'tent', so that the foil isn't touching the chicken. Seal tightly around the edges.
  4. Place the covered chicken in the preheated oven for 1 hour. Remove the kitchen foil and spread the remaining BBQ sauce over the chicken.
  5. Leave uncovered and return to the oven for 20 minutes, until the chicken is thoroughly cooked through, and the skin has a crusty BBQ coating. Check that it's thoroughly cooked by inserting a sharp knife into the thickest part of the leg. The juices should run clear and there should be no sign of pinkness.
  6. Serve with Butternut Squash Roasties and Garlic Green Beans or other accompaniments of choice.

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Recipe notes

We based our cooking time on a 1.5kg chicken, allowing 40 minutes per kilo, plus an extra 20 minutes. If you have a different-sized chicken, use the same formula or check the package instructions for guidance.

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