Posts tagged: shredded chicken
This new best ever crockpot BBQ chicken is going to be a family favorite in no time. With only 5 ingredients, all you gotta do is dump everything into your slow cooker and wait for the deliciousness to be ready. I love being able to dump meals like this before heading into the office. Coming home to a house filled with that tasty BBQ scent is more welcoming than any scented candle could ever be.
The final result is this tender, juicy chicken packed with flavor and ready to be eaten however you choose! You can eat it plain along with some veggies, make BBQ chicken sandwiches or sliders with it, or ever whip up some BBQ chicken tacos. You can even roll up the chicken with some avocado in an egg roll wrapper and fry them... The possibilities are endless with this simple recipe, and it'll keep the whole family happy! This crockpot BBQ chicken is even amazing for parties when you don't want to get stuck fussing over food in the kitchen for hours. You can simply leave the chicken in the sauce on low throughout the party to make sure it stays toasty and tasty.
No one will ever believe this recipe requires just 5 measly ingredients! Don't worry, I promise not to reveal our little secret... Let them think you slaved for hours!
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INSTRUCTIONS: Add chicken breasts to the insert of a slow cooker. Season breasts with salt and pepper. Add salt, cayenne, brown sugar and BBQ sauce. Stir briefly to coat the chicken breasts. Cook on high for 3 to 4 hours. Shred with two forks in the pan and let the chicken warm in the sauce for 15 minutes for extra flavor. Serve as sliders or sandwiches.
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*Recipe, photos and video by Meghan Bassett
You know when you discover one of the best combinations ever? Because I just did. It's called the happy little crossing place between Mexican and BBQ....
I can't lie; it's freaking magical!
The cheesy, ooey gooey normal enchiladas recipe is made oh-so much better with the addition of BBQ sauce and the best ever Pig of the Month BBQ pulled chicken. It's a little spicy, a little sweet and totally tangy, making every bite the most dreamy thing to hit your taste buds since a slice o' crispy bacon. If your tummy isn't rumbling at the sound of that, there's honestly something wrong with you...
Get down to Chow Town!
Serves 4 to 6 INSTRUCTIONS Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9x13-inch baking dish. Add vegetable oil to a medium skillet and heat over medium-high heat. Add onion and cook until tender, approximately 3 minutes. Add chicken and chiles. Season with salt and pepper and cook until warm. Keep warm over low heat. Whisk together enchilada sauce and BBQ sauce in a small bowl. Set aside. Assemble the enchiladas by laying out the tortillas one at a time on a clean work surface. Spoon on 2 Tbsp of the enchilada BBQ sauce, spreading it out to coat the entire tortilla. Add 2 Tbsp of the chicken mixture down the center of the tortilla, then sprinkle with cheese. Roll up tightly and place in baking dish. Repeat with remaining tortillas. Spread remaining sauce over the top of the enchiladas. Top with remaining cheese. Bake for 20 minutes. Garnish with chopped cilantro and serve immediately.
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*Recipe & photos by Meghan Bassett
My ultimate comfort meal? A heaping bowl full of macaroni and cheese. No, not the stuff from the box people. I mean the real, down-home heart stuff that fills you up and warms you from the inside out.
Of course, eating bowl after bowl of that cheesy deliciousness is a little bad for the waistline... On the other hand, I don't believe in compromising flavor in favor of just eating the healthy stuff. That's why this Lightened Up Chicken Mac N Cheese is the one dinner you have to add to your winter weeknight rotation! It's creamy and dreamy and oh-so cheesy, but the lightened up cheese sauce and whole wheat noodles keep you from adding too much to your hips.
Without sacrificing any flavor! The Pig of the Month BBQ Pulled Chicken sure takes care of THAT. BOOM baby. Let's get cooking!
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INSTRUCTIONS: Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray a baking dish with cooking spray. In a large saucepan, melt butter over medium-high heat. Add onion and cook until tender, approximately 3 minutes. Add flour, stirring to combine, and cook until golden, approximately 30 seconds to 1 minute. Whisk in milk and broth. Bring the mixture to a boil and cook for 5 minutes, until thickened. Remove from heat and stir in cheese until melted. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Stir in macaroni and chicken into the saucepan. Pour into the prepared baking dish. Top with an extra sprinkled of cheese and the bread crumbs. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, until bubbly and the top is golden.
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BBQ Chicken & Bacon Guacamole Wraps are here to make all your secret lunch dreams come true... I don't know about you all, but I get SO bored with eating salad and turkey club sandwiches for lunch every day. I can get into a serious rut when it comes to lunch. With all the work piling up, I never have time to really think about what I am eating unless I plan it out ahead of time.
Planning ahead is not necessarily my strong suit. As much as I would love to craft a gorgeous lunch every day, I need something that's ready to just dive into on the spot when my stomach starts rumbling. That's why this wrap is SO perfect. It's easy to make ahead of time (heck, you could even make it the night before) and it'll disappear in about 2.5 seconds. Surprised?
It's stuffed with BBQ-sauced chicken, guacamole and BACON so I'm not sure why you would be! It's better than any sandwich you'll ever grab at that sad little shop on the corner. Plus it even has some lettuce in there to make you feel even healthier as you wipe the BBQ sauce from your chin.
INSTRUCTIONS: In a medium bowl, stir together chicken, BBQ sauce and ranch dressing. Set aside. Microwave tortillas for 30 seconds to make them pliable.
To build the wraps, lay down a layer of lettuce and top with three strips of bacon in the center of each tortilla. Divide the red onion evenly between the two, then chicken, then cheddar cheese and finally guacamole.
Wrap tightly in foil and serve immediately or bring it with you for a delicious work lunch or picnic!
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*Recipe & photos by Meghan Bassett
You know when you end up with too much shredded meat? You might have made one too many chicken breasts or that pork shoulder you bought is just a couple pounds too heavy. You might have a few containers of our very own tasty shredded chicken or pulled pork sitting in your freezer that you’re wondering how you can use. I mean, making a tasty shredded meat sandwich is delicious don’t get me wrong. After a while though, you start dreaming of new possibilities for that shredded chicken or pulled pork. There are SO many ways to use it up, from tacos to pasta, pizza to incredible casseroles! We’ve rounded up our top Sauce + Style recipes, along with some of our other blog favs so you’ll never run out of ways to use up those meats again. Who loves ya baby? You know we do.
Pulled Pork Enchiladas - Better Homes & Gardens Are you ready to get down on some meats on meats on meats? If you ran out of your fav shredded meat, just head over to our site to order more. Our shredded chicken and pulled pork is SO bomb.
A little sweet, a little savory, a little spicy and a whole lotta meat... That's how I sum up this easy peasy chicken wrap! It has all the flavors you want to tickle your taste buds, but it won't take you more than 5 minutes to throw the thing together before you head off to work. In my opinion, this is the best lunch possible. It's full of meat to keep you full all day, but just because it's a little lighter than say, a double-cheeseburger with extra bacon, it doesn't mean that it won't keep ya going strong throughout the rest of your work day.
I seriously LIVE off things like these Spicy Hawaiian BBQ Chicken Wraps in January because I am so busy trying to stick to work resolutions and start the year off with a serious BANG. I need quick, easy and delicious in the middle of my day - because if it takes a long time to make and eat, I'll end up napping under my desk and I'm pretty sure the boss would frown on that whole idea... So get your grab-and-go from your own kitchen instead of hitting that pathetic little sandwich cart, and being disappointed with your lunch yet again. This meaty feast of goodness wrapped up inside this tortilla is all your heart (and tummy) needs!
INSTRUCTIONS: Warm each tortilla in the microwave for 10 to 15 seconds each. Spread each tortilla with half of the BBQ sauce. Divide the chicken, pineapple, bacon, and cheese evenly between the two. Sprinkle with red pepper flakes. Wrap one side over the center and then the other side over the center. Serve.
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*Recipe and photos by Meghan Bassett