One-Pan BBQ Chicken

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I'm Tina

I’m the owner of Carrots ‘N’ Cake as well as a Certified Nutrition Coach and Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner (FDN-P). I use macros and functional nutrition to help women find balance within their diets while achieving their body composition goals.


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Hi, guys! Happy Sunday!

It’s freeeeezing here (it was -3 degrees F when I woke up), so we’re just hanging out and getting things done around the house. More on that in a minute!

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Since it’s Sunday and you might be doing some meal planning or food prep today, I wanted to share one of the easiest and most delicious dinners I’ve ever created. Seriously, we’ve made this same meal 3 weeks in a row now, and we’re still obsessed. It’s a recipe for 5-ingredient (yep) barbecue chicken with bacon (!) made in a single pan. Guys, it doesn’t get easier than this! Definitely check out the recipe below, give it a whirl, and let me know what you think. It’s definitely a good one! But, first, here are some photos from yesterday.

My Saturday morning started with a new favorite breakfast: Two rice cakes – one with peanut butter, banana slices, and cinnamon and the other with avocado and Everything But the Bagel Seasoning. So good and so filling!

After breakfast, Quinn and I headed to CrossFit while Mal got started on tiling the backsplash in our kitchen. (Thanks to everyone who weighed in on our options!)

At CrossFit, I did a fun partner workout with my friend Marisa. I made it to the front squats, no problem, but then scaled the weight to #35 just to be safe. I didn’t feel any pain in my back or hip, but there was definitely some weird pressure in the area, so I decided not to push it. The rest of the workout went fine, and I felt great!

After CrossFit, Quinn and I swung by Coffee Shack for an iced coffee and donut. He picked a chocolate-frosted with sprinkles! 🙂

We ran into some friends at Coffee Shack, so we hung out with them for a little while.

Then, it was off to Trader Joe’s to do our grocery shopping for the week. Quinn found “Larry the Lobster” and got a lollipop! 🙂

I found some Hi-Protein Veggie Burgers at Trader Joe’s that have good marcos, decent ingredients, and vegan, so I figured I’d share.

I had one with buffalo sauce yesterday afternoon as a snack, and they’re pretty tasty!

Back at home, the backsplash project was in full effect!

Both Mal and Quinn were starving, so I made everyone lunch in our crazy kitchen. After that, Quinn went down for his nap, so I headed into my office to work for a couple of hours.  When he woke up, Mal was still in the midst of backsplash madness, so I kept Qman occupied for the rest of the evening. We played all sorts of fun games, built epic blanket forts, and even baked a batch of cookies! 🙂

Stud Finder + paperclips was a huge hit!

Cookie recipe coming to CNC soon!

Today, Mal and one of his buddies are finishing off the backsplash. It was a much more complicated project than he intended, but it’s coming together and looking great. I’ll share photos of the final product with you guys soon!

One-Pan BBQ Chicken

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One-Pan BBQ Chicken

  • Author: Tina


Makes 6 Servings


  • 6 pieces of thick-cut bacon, chopped into bite-size pieces
  • 6 chicken thighs, approximately 1.5 pounds
  • 2 cups frozen chopped peppers and onions <— I used the fire-roasted ones from Trader Joe’s
  • 1 (14 ounce) can diced tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup barbecue sauce


  1. In a large skillet on medium-high heat, cook bacon pieces until browned.
  2. In the same skillet with the bacon, add the chicken thighs and cook on both sides until browned and cooked through.
  3. Add peppers, onions, and diced tomatoes and continue to cook until peppers and onions are warm and no longer frozen.
  4. Reduce heat to simmer and then stir in the barbecue sauce. Continue to simmer until sauce is heated through.
  5. Serve over rice, pasta, mashed potatoes, or your favorite veggies!


  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 315
  • Fat: 13
  • Carbohydrates: 16
  • Protein: 32

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  1. Yum, that one pan bbq chicken looks delicious! Thanks for sharing, I’ll definitely be giving it a try.

  2. What color are you going to paint The cabinets? Isn’t it crazy how dated that wood can look once you start upgrading everything else!?!?

  3. seems like a fun and productive weekend! Back issues are the WORST, I’ve been dealing with one since November BLAH glad it was mostly feeling okay during your workout! That recipe looks SUPER easy and delicious, I always forget what a wonder canned diced tomatoes can be ha ha they add a pop to any recipe!

  4. I love one pan recipes! I’ll have to put that on my meal plan for this week.

    Also avocado + everything but the bagel seasoning is one of my favorite combos.

    Enjoy the “warm up” this week!

  5. Just made this recipe tonight. I’m not a huge fan of bbq sauce, but this was delicious! I added some black beans and served it over couscous. Yum! Thanks for the recipe!

  6. Winner winner chicken dinner! So good and so easy. My husband gave this the double thumbs up, too, which is an added bonus 😉 We’re keeping this on rotation at our house!

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