2 meals, 1 turn in the Crock Pot.

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:

Rapunzel Braid


  1. Roll your dough out into as close an approximation of an oval as you can.
  2. Take a pizza cutter & create 1-inch-wide strips, but leaving the center few inches intact.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Do the best you can to make the bottom pretty. I can’t help you here.
  6. Bake at 400 for 15-20 minutes or until quite golden on top & the dough is done in the middle.
  7. 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!

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4 responses to “2 meals, 1 turn in the Crock Pot.

  1. I love your idea of making 2 meals! And both recipes look really delicious!

  2. Both recipes do look so delicious!!! I love the idea of a rapunzel braid – that is so pretty and looks great! I love crock pot meals!
    Star Hughes Living

  3. Both recipe look great!
    I’m hosting my first link party Cast Party Wednesday and would love it if you came by and shared your creative recipes with us http://www.ladybehindthecurtain.com/
    I hope to see you there!

  4. What a great idea. It is always great to find a way to make a meal stretch. I want to try making the rapunzel bread 🙂 Thanks for coming by to share! Have a great weekend.

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