Scenario: You pick up the kids after a long day at work, they are still rowdy from the babysitters mixed with tiredness from school or playing hard. You’re standing in the kitchen staring into the refrigerator with the hopes that if you shut and open the door quickly a few times, there maybe a chance that a supper fairy magically supplies you with something quick and easy to enjoy. The phone rings, hubs is calling to say he is working late, which isn’t great because now you will need to cook and help with homework simultaneously. And to makes matters worse… little Timmy pushed Suzy down and now you need to play nurse as well.
If this happens at your house from time to time, have I got the recipe for you! For a family of five, like my house, this is a two night meal and it doesn’t take much effort.
What you’ll need:
3lbs boneless, skinless chicken breast (about 5)
1 bottle Sweet Baby Ray’s BBQ (or your favorite barbecue, SBR just happens to be my fav.)
1- 12oz can of Dr. Pepper
Potatoes (1 for each family member)
chopped green onions
shredded cheddar cheese
Before leaving for work, pop the chicken into the crockpot and cover with the bottle of BBQ, then add the can of Dr. Pepper. (if you have a 2-liter, just pour out a cup and a half). Set it for high 4-6 hours or low 6-8 hours.
When you get home, washed the potatoes and take out your frustrations from the day on them with a fork, about 5 or 6 stabs each. Microwave the potatoes, my microwave has a potato button but it’s about 15 minutes for the five I made. While the potatoes are nuking, pull out the chicken and shred with a fork, ladle on the barbecue juice from the crockpot and get the other toppings out and ready.
When the potatoes are finished, slice down the middle length-wise, and slightly mash the inside. Add a small dollop of sour cream (or butter), spoon a heap of BBQ chicken into the center, top with shredded cheese or green onions, or any other toppings.
The following day: If you are lucky enough to have leftovers, supper tomorrow will be a cinch as well. Reheat the BBQ chicken and toss a spoonful onto a bun for a sandwich. Make a pot of macaroni and cheese, grab a bag of pre-made salad, or even pair it with a cup of cottage cheese with pineapple slices for a quick, easy, not-take out dinner!
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