Tangy Barbecue Chicken

Tangy, Cacciatore, and Lemon Chicken Recipes

These three low-fat chicken recipes I discovered some 37 years ago when I was preparing to be a mom… again. This was the pre-Internet era, and while I saved the recipes, for the life of me I cannot remember the source.


  • 4 chiqken breasts, skinned 2/3 c. catsup
  • 1/2 c. hot water
  • 4 T. chopped onion
  • 2 T. lemon juice
  • l .tsp. worcestershire sauce 1/4 pkg. Sweet’N Low (035 oz.) 1/4 tsp. ch li powder

Place skinned chicken on broiler pan. Combine remaining ingredients, brush chicken.  Baste chicken and bake for about 35-40 mins., turning and basting.

On low sodium diets soy sauce, teriyaki sauce, Worcestershire sauce, bouillon, lemon-pepper marinade and regular mustard are not allowed. There are low sodium substitutes available at Health Food Stores and in the Health Food Section of your market.


  • 4 chicken breasts, skinned
  • 2 tsp. garlic salt 1/2 tsp. seasoned salt
  • 1/4 tsp, pepper, if desired Non-caloric spray
  • 2 onions, chopped
  • 1 can (16 oz.) tomatoes
  • can (8 oz.) tomato sauce
  • large or 3 small garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 tsp. oregano 1/4 tsp. marjoram
  • 1 pinch Sweet’N Low or equivalent

Season skinned chicken.  Brown in Teflon using non-caloric spray. Remove chicken. Cook onions in small amount water until soft. Add remaining ingredients and chicken.   Cover and simmer SO minutes to 1 hour. Serves 4. On low sodium diets all salts should be replaced with either powders (e.g. garlic powder, onion powder) or salt substitutes.


  • 4 chicken breasts, skinned Marinade:
  • Juice of 2 lemons Pinch parsley
  • 1/4-1/2 tsp. garlic powder 1/4-1/2 tsp. salt
  • Dash of pepper 1/8 tsp. paprika
  • Dash of tarragon, optional Lemon slices
  • 6 T. plus 2 tsp. parmesan cheese

If possible marinate skinned chicken for at least l hr. Place chicken in pan. Slice lemon onto each piece of chicken.  Pour marinade over chicken and bake 1 hr. at 325°. Remove chicken from oven. Sprinkle dieter’s portion with l tsp. parmesan cheese on each side. Sprinkle 1/2 of remaining parmesan cheese on remaining chicken. Put under broiler for 5 mins. Turn chicken; sprinkle other side of chicken with remaining parmesan cheese. Return to broiler for 5 mins. Serves 4.

On low sodium diets all salts should be replaced with either powders; e.g. garlic powder, onion powder, or salt substitutes.