Friday, May 21, 2010

Scott's Dump and Run BBQ Chicken

Last night was fun. We always love company for dinner, especially the children's friends. I always thought it would be exciting to have a BIG family or to be dorm parents. Last night I was reminded of the joy that comes from sharing a meal together.

Our Menu:

Plain old water
Roasted French Potatoes...AGAIN, because they were requested!
Scott's Dump and Run BBQ Chicken
Sourdough Hoagie Rolls
Shredded Cheddar {forgot to serve the chopped onions!}
Dinner Salad with veggies and Vidalia Onion Vinaigrette

Homemade Ice Cream {thank you, Honey BUNNY!}
Fresh Strawberries and white cake
...and the kids were still snacking at 10:00!

This is the perfect dinner if you are short on time.

Scott’s Dump and Run BBQ Chicken

9 boneless, skinless, frozen chicken breasts {soak in kosher salt water overnight. Rinse until water runs clear, and cut any extra fat off} You don't have to do this!
1 tsp. granulated garlic
1 tsp. onion flakes
2 Tbsp. Wrights Liquid Smoke
2 cups Prego Spaghetti sauce
1 cup Trader Joe's Bold & Smoky Kansas City Style BBQ Sauce {So good and no High Fructose Corn Syrup!}
1 tsp. sea salt
1/4 cup brown sugar

This is all you do: Seriously, do NOT make this complicated. Put all of the ingredients into the crock pot {No layering necessary, Kerri! }
Doesn’t matter how. No need to mix sauce or anything.
Just dump it all in and run your errands or mow the lawn…whatever.
Just be sure to cook on high for at least 6 hours. The longer it cooks, the BETTER.
Before serving, take two forks and pull it apart. You can even let it sit for awhile so that the chicken soaks up more of the sauce.
Serve on toasted Sourdough Hoagie Rolls.
Top with chopped onions and shredded Tillamook Shredded Cheese.

Make a sandwich:
Hoagie roll
leftover BBQ Chicken
Shredded carrots
jalapeno peppers...fresh or pickled...SO VERY may even want to make that for dinner and have the plain ones for leftovers.

Okay. Last thing. This chicken freezes really well. Just scoop cooled chicken into a large Ziploc. Freeze.

To serve: Place frozen BBQ chicken {or thawed} in crockpot on low and VOILA!
We took this to State last year for the basketball team and it worked perfectly. Just kept it in the cooler over ice and stuck it in the crockpot the next morning for the evening dinner. I made two batches and took two crockpots...

Recipe shared with:

women living well


  1. Sounds yummy.
    If it's okay with you, I might print it in the church newsletter sometime...

  2. Do you soak the frozen chicken breasts in salt water to let them thaw or should they be frozen when placed in the crockpot?

  3. That is a great recipe -- I like the combo of flavors that go on the chicken. Thank you so much for linking up today!

  4. I've tried a recipe similar to this and it was awesome!!! So anxious to try your recipe! It sounds like it was the perfect meal with friends. Thank you so very much for linking to Saturday Swap!!! You have a wonderful weekend!!!

  5. What a great meal for a busy week night. I love anything that I can make in my slow cooker.