Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Barbeque-Trifecta BBQ that is

Typically BBQ chicken does not change my life. It ranks right up there with Hamburger Helper in my book. Not the life changing meals I like to serve my family. Not the ones that make you want to light the candles and sit awhile longer.

My usual BBQ Chicken recipe consists off tossing chicken in the pan, pouring a bottle of sauce on top and dusting my face with a little flour when I'm done. Dinner time rolls around and everyone's main response is Meh.


Meh, Meh, Meh.

Not good enough for me.

Meh is for Hamburger Helper.

I don't have my own show or anything (which is a good thing because I talk to myself out loud a fair amount while I'm cooking) (and while I'm grocery shopping).

I had high expectations for this recipe. My cookbook was in need of finding the one.  The one where you could toss the frozen chicken in the crock in the morning, pour the magic sauce on top, and come home at the end of the day to find this...

This recipe is where it is at. Go on ahead and buy an entire bag of boneless skinless chicken breast and toss the entire bag in your crock pot. 

Here's the way I see it. Have it tonight with your salad and other sides. Heat it up again tomorrow for lunch or dinner. When you're done with it tomorrow night, shred it with two forks and freeze it.

Portion it out in Ziplock sandwich or quart size bags. In about two weeks, pull it out on one of those nights when you're going to be home late. Heat it up and put it on toasted rolls. BBQ sandwiches baby.

You're welcome.

If you get this much mileage out of the one bag of chicken, you have every right to label this dish The Trifecta. The chicken dinner that keeps on giving. The Little Chicken Dinner that could...

4-6 pieces boneless skinless chicken breasts (i threw them in frozen... even easier!)
1 bottle BBQ sauce (sweet baby ray's all the way!)
1/4 c vinegar
1 tsp. red pepper flakes
1/4 c brown sugar
1/2 - 1 tsp. garlic powder
Mix ingredients together, pour over chicken, cook in crock-pot on low 6-8 hours.

(Spray your crock-pot with Pam before you use it.  Our spend fitty cents and buy a box of crock-pot liners.)


Bugs and Sunshine said...

i need to mention i stirred this about 5 hours into the cooking to baste the chicken

Becke' said...

We made this last week! I thought it was really really good, but hubs thought the meat was dry...so we might try mixing chicken breasts and boneless thighs together next time, and I like the idea of throwing in more meat, cause there is plenty of sauce left over! yummo.