Wednesday, September 24, 2014

An Awesome Southern Meal

We had this for dinner last night and it was simply, delicious. My Mom had made the BBQ chicken recipe a few weeks ago, and I knew right away I would be making it at home. Since we are entering prime time crock pot season, I figured I would go ahead and get it warmed up :) I put this together in a few minutes over my lunch break, and it was ready after work. I served it on small Hawaiian rolls, with boiled corn and some simple baked beans.

(slightly adapted from, see for more details)

2.5 lbs boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 cup Sweet Baby Rays BBQ sauce
1/4 cup Kens Zesty Italian dressing
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
salt to taste

Place chicken in crock pot and lightly season with salt.
In a small bowl, combine BBQ sauce, Italian dressing, brown sugar and Worcestershire sauce and mix well. Pour over chicken, cover and cook on HIGH for 3-4 hours (I cooked for 4 and then switched to warm) Shred chicken, and re-cover crockpot and cook in sauce for about 10-15 more minutes to absorb the flavor and liquid. 
My Notes: After 4 hours, it seemed like it had a lot of liquid remaining and I halfway shredded it, and switched it to warm until it was close to dinner time. Once we were 15 minutes out from dinner being served, I finished shredding and switched the heat back on. This allowed the chicken to absorb lots of the remaining liquid and thicken.

Here is another idea from our meal...this is truely the easiest and such a tasty way to make boiled corn. Bring a pot of water to boiling, add your corn (with the husks removed) and boil for 5 minutes. Remove and serve as desired with butter/salt/pepper. (Also- we love Brummel and Brown as a butter substitute- made with yogurt and I cannot tell the difference for toppings on veggies/toast/bread etc) So quick and easy, and there is no reason to cook it longer! It is perfect like this.

I kept it simple with canned baked beans. I'm trying to keep at least one part of our weeknight meals really simple with one veggie or bean just plain and not overthought.

Let's all be real, there are way too many recipes on pinterest boasting they are the best of whatever, and I know I have been dissapointed from time to time. This one did not. It is the best crockpot bbq chicken I have tried, and it couldn't be simpler! However, an even better part of this meal is the leftovers! I reserved one container for Weeks in the freezer for quick meals, and we also have one container in the fridge for a meal or two this week. Enjoy!


KatiePerk said...

This looks so good. Hawaiian rolls are the jam.

Jamie @ The Jamie's + 1 said...

That looks wonderful!! I love when you post easy, yummy recipes! Thanks so much!

The Reedy Review said...

That BBQ looks great! And I completely agree with you on the simple side dishes. Sometimes the simplest ones are the best tasting!

Elise @ Cheers Yall said...

Yum!!! This would be a hit in our house! xx

Katie said...

This looks delicious. I think my main problem with why I don't cook often is because every recipe makes SO much and it's just my husband and I. Especially if it's a meal we are just trying out I don't want to have a ton of leftovers if we don't like it.

Christine {Seashells and Magnolias} said...

Sounds so delicious! Can't wait to try this out!