Watermelon BBQ Sauce + Crockpot BBQ Chicken
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A lightly sweet, fruity BBQ sauce, perfect for chicken or fish.
Serves: 6
BBQ Sauce
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 medium yellow onion, diced
  • 5-6 cups watermelon, diced
  • 1 6 ounce can tomato paste
  • ¼ cup water
  • ¼ cup champagne vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon blackstrap molasses
  • 1 teaspoon dijon honey mustard
  • ¾ teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • dash of cayenne (to taste)
BBQ Shredded Chicken
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 3 large chicken breasts (about 1½ pounds)
  • sea salt
  • 1½ cups watermelon BBQ sauce
BBQ Sauce
  1. Add olive oil to a large pot, and saute onion for 7-10 minutes, until translucent and lightly browned.
  2. Add the cubed watermelon, tomato paste, and water. Bring to a boil, and then reduce heat to medium low, and continue to simmer for 45 minutes.
  3. Pour mixture into a blender, and process for 2-3 minutes, until the mixture is really smooth.
  4. Return to pot, and add remaining ingredients. Simmer for another 20 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the mixture has slightly thickened.
BBQ Shredded Chicken
  1. In a skillet, add olive oil, and then brown both sides of the chicken over high heat. Season with sea salt.
  2. Add browned chicken and BBQ sauce to a crockpot. Cook on high for 2 hours, or on low for up to 4 hours.
  3. Remove the chicken breasts, and shred using two forks. Return the chicken to the pot, and mix well with the BBQ sauce.
I added extra vinegar to the final BBQ recipe to give it more of a kick when cooked in to the shredded chicken. Consider adding only 2-3 tablespoons of vinegar if planning to use it as a dipping sauce.
Recipe by Sunkissed Kitchen at https://sunkissedkitchen.com/watermelon-bbq-sauce-happy-labor-day-merdeka-day/