Friday, July 23, 2010

Anise Smith: Weekend Too busy to cook recipe 7/23/10

Weekend Recipe

Crockpot BB Chicken, mixed green salad and Corn on the Cob
This is what you need:
Chicken breast or thighs 6 -8 (boneless or not, whatever you like)
1 bottle of BBQ sauce (I like bulls eye but whatever you like)
1 Onion (I like Vidalia)
1 can of jellied cranberry sauce
Salad fixins

I like Romaine and or Spinach and bag of ready made salad, baby carrots, plum tomatoes
Frozen corn on the cob

Season the chicken; I use Adobo (Red Top on everything) garlic powder and poultry or chicken seasoning. But use whatever you like and have handy.
Brown the chicken in a large skillet for a couple of minutes on each side. I use Canola Oil in the pan but use whatever you have.
While the chicken is browning chop up the onion and toss on the bottom of the Crockpot then add the cranberry sauce. After the chicken is finished browning in the skillet add the chicken to the Crockpot. Then pour about 1-1/2 cup of BBQ Sauce. Turn the Crockpot on low, put the top on and leave it for about 6 hours.

I like to use Spinach and or Romaine and a bag of mixed (usually iceberg mixture) but again, use what you have available. I like the combination of Spinach with iceberg mixture, carrots and plum tomatoes. Toss in whatever you like for your salad and use whatever dressing you have available. There is Raspberry vinaigrette that is really good but I like different kinds of dressings it depends on what my tastes are that day. A simple ranch could be good to compliment the BBQ chicken.

Frozen Corn:
It takes just a few minutes to fix this. Review the directions on the package. :-)

What’s great about this recipe is that with the leftovers you can make “pulled “ chicken sandwiches. Pull the chicken from the bone if you used bone in chicken or just chop it up if you used boneless warm it up. Grab a few rolls or toast some bread, (I prefer multigrain) throw on some cheese, I like Swiss, sharp provolone or provolone. Add the cheese, warmed chicken to the rolls or toasted bread pop it in the oven for about 3 minutes. I would grab some of the leftover salad and you have dinner for the second day.
Let me know how you make out….I like to take pictures of my food so feel free to take pics and post them.

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