Hubby Meals: Blueberry BBQ Sauce and Chicken Sandwiches

Cooking for my husband has definitely been a challenge in my almost 4 years of marriage.

I mean seriously! How am I supposed to compete with frozen taquitos and Beef Baja chalupas from Taco Bell. (Speaking of the Bell, did you know they have taco shells made out of Dorito Chips? Way to go Taco Bell. What’s next? Cheetos in a burrito??)

We all know that husbands can have the eating tendencies of a toddler, demanding milk chocolate Ovaltine with their dinner and throwing hissy fits when something green is on their plate. Then finally after many failed attempts of the flying airplane spoon, promising him that he can watch the football game as long as he takes 4 bites of his asparagus is sometimes the only thing that works.

Which is why when I find a wholesome and healthy meal that is Hubby approved, I feel I must shout it from the rooftops and share it with the world…

That way wives across the country can stick it to the man, and actually have control of the remote after the kids go to bed.

Trash TV all the way…Goodbye ESPN.

And what better way to make a man happy then by offering him a manly meal…

One that screams, I’m no sissy la la for eating this sandwich. I’m a MAN!

Even if the dressing is a little fruity…

Blueberry BBQ Sauce

Makes 2 cups


1 c. blueberries

1/4 c. finely diced onion

1 TB. chopped garlic

1/2 c. ketchup

2 TB. balsamic vinegar

1 TB. rice vinegar

2 tsp. molasses

1 TB. maple syrup

1 tsp. worcestershire sauce

1/2 tsp. dry mustard


1. In a skillet, heat about 1-2 TB. coconut oil on medium heat. Add onion and garlic and cook a few minutes until onions start to brown. Add blueberries and cook for about 10 minutes (you can lower the heat a bit). The blueberries will begin to soften and burst. Start to mash with a fork, (this should be easy to do), add in other ingredients and stir to combine and cook for a few more minutes for it to thicken. Transfer to a blender and blend until creamy.

2. Store in an air tight container in the fridge for about a week.

Best.Dang.BBQ Sauce.Ever.

I don’t think I will ever buy bottled BBQ sauce again…I mean, that would just be wrong.

Now this BBQ sauce can serve many purposes, but in our household we love BBQ chicken sandwiches. (I have also used chickpeas instead of chicken on occasion.)

Don’t be afraid to load up that sandwich with as many toppings as you desire.

My favorite combo for this was avocado, spinach, goat cheese, and grilled peaches (that were brushed with coconut oil.) Add that ย onto a soft and fluffy wheat carb and you’ve got yourself one happy husband.

But let’s be honest, whose really the one that’s truly happy. That’s right…You!

Happy wife=Happy life.

But you already knew that huh? ๐Ÿ™‚

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  1. I love the pretty color of the sauce! I’ll bet this is incredible.

  2. What an interesting recipe! I love BBQ… seriously, like love love love. I’m going to have to give this a shot. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Oh, and I get that “shout it from the rooftops” feeling too when I make a healthy hubby-approved meal. Be proud of yourself – it’s not always easy! haha

  3. MM this looks delicious! I gotta try this! And we actually have blueberries in the fridge! Just gotta get some molases!! can I use regular oil instead of coconut oil?

  4. Love this! BBQ sauce is always so high in sugar so I bet the bluberries are a fabulous sub.

  5. Blueberries in bbq sauce…this is why I love your blog! You are a culinary genius! And you’re also oh-so-very-funny ๐Ÿ™‚ P.S. That picture of your two little girls is like seriously pushing me over the edge into “trying for 2nd baby” mode. They are just TOO adorable together. Thanks for continuing to put together great posts, while also holding down the fort with new baby!

  6. I just finished making this sauce this morning. It is SO good! Hubby, who is a blueberry addict from Maine, loved it too! It’s a great balance of sweet and tangy, and the blueberry flavor is subtle and delicious. I used blueberries that I’d picked earlier this summer with my 3yr old and frozen ๐Ÿ™‚ What a tasty sauce- we will definitely be adding this into our regular rotation!

  7. Ok. Twist my arm. This has been added to my weekend menu line up. Looks yummy!

  8. Love the idea of blueberries in the sauce!

    Congratulations on your beautiful new angel! You are doubly blessed!

  9. Kim Graham says:

    Could you can (preserve) this for Holiday gifts?


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