We’re all looking for ways to save time, energy, & money, right? Well these 2 meals (1 looking significantly more scrumptious than the other, unfortunately, due to my lack of time & natural light on the second evening) will do that for you.
The same exact shredded barbecue chicken goes in both dishes, so you only need to do everything once! I mentioned these two meals once before, but thought I’d post the recipes in one place to make it easier.
Just put the following in your slow cooker in order:
- 3 carrots, grated
- 1 small yellow onion, diced
- 4-6 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
- 1 red bell pepper, diced
- 1 yellow bell pepper, diced
- 1 to 1 1/2 cups of your favorite barbecue sauce
Cover, turn your slow cooker on low for 5+ hours, & forget about it. An hour before serving, shred the chicken & mix the ingredients together, than re-cover & continue cooking on low until ready to serve.
The first way to serve this barbecue chicken is between two buns:
Barbecue Chicken Sandwiches
The second way is to braid it inside pizza or roll dough, in what The Munchkin affectionately refers to as:
Roll your dough out into as close an approximation of an oval as you can.
Take a pizza cutter & create 1-inch-wide strips, but leaving the center few inches intact.
Spread your leftover chicken filling down the middle on the non-strip part of the dough. Top with another squirt of barbecue sauce & some shredded cheese. Keep in mind that the more cold filling there is in the middle, the longer it will take to warm up & cook, so don’t pile it on.
Then “braid” the dough by stretching alternating strips across the chicken filling & pressing into the base of the next strip down on the other side.
Do the best you can to make the bottom pretty. I can’t help you here.
Bake at 400 for 15-20 minutes or until quite golden on top & the dough is done in the middle.
Let it rest a few minutes, then slice using a sharp serrated knife & serve with extra barbecue sauce on the side.
Do you have any multipurpose meals like this one? I’d love to hear about more!