Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Barbecue Chicken Sandwiches with Mary Connealy

Barbecue Chicken Sandwiches
Faster than Fast Food

with Mary Connealy


Ingredients
one 3.5 bag Bonelss Skinless Chicken Breats
one medium onion-chopped
one 15 oz can pineapple chunks
one bottle barbeque sauce (your favorite flavor)
Dump in this order into a crock pot
cook for four hours
THAT'S IT-IT'S FASTER THAN FAST FOOD



Note the care I take dumping the still-frozen chicken breasts. Be very careful if you attempt this level of gourmet cooking at home. Amateurs bag openers and dumpers could be disappointed in the results.



Chop onion. This is the time sink. I labored over this onion for...just estimating...four minutes.



Dump onion on top of chicken breasts.



Open can (mine had a pull tab, a can opener might be required!) dump pineapple chunks over chicken


Sweet Baby Rays Barbeque Sauce. Yum.
Pour over chicken/onion/pineapple chunks.
Lid. Turn on. Go write your book while dinner cooks itself.

Shred the chicken (I use two forks) when it's tender, then use this for sandwiches. Though the chicken breasts as a meal are yummy, too. But I make sandwiches usually.

 I like to think great cooking isn't about great skill, rather it's about what recipes you select. I like to think that because I'd rather write than cook, buy my husband keeps expecting FOOD! My children were like that too. So I've a stack of recipes with every imaginable short cut in the world. I call it Faster than Fast Food.
Here's one of them.
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41 comments:

  1. Mary, I love this! And I believe I can even handle the pouring in frozen chicken part. :)

    Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Missy, maybe you should add that about shredding the chicken for sandwiches in the recipe. Oops. I probably should have included that.

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    2. Just tell me what you want it to say, and I'll add it. :)

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    3. Well the recipe says Sandwiches. So surely it was 'assumed' about the shredding. :)

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    4. I added it at the end. So there's NO DOUT. :)

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    5. Also, there's NO DOUBT.

      hahaha

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    6. We need to hire an editor for blog post comments. I'd be the first in line to get the help!

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    7. Oh my stars... remember when I said I BURNED a crockpot chicken recipe that looked so easy????? I FORGOT THE BBQ SAUCE!!!!

      I can't believe I did that, but I did!!! I forgot to add that and the whole thing burned and smelled awful and I probably wrote TERRIBLE SCENES that day, too!!!! Ruthy and the terrible, horrible, no good very bad chicken burning day! I can't believe I forgot the barbecue sauce.... AAARRRRGGGGHHHHHHH

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    8. Ruthy there are only FOUR INGREDIENTS and it's called Barbeque Chicken and you forgot the Barbeque sauce?
      THIS IS SO WONDERFUL!!!! YOU ARE SO CLOSE TO PERFECT!!!! THANK YOU FOR SHARING A MISTAKE WITH US ALL SO WE CAN CONTINUE TO ENDURE OUR OWN SHORTCOMINGS!!!!

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    9. LOL, Mary! So true. I'm glad to learn Ruthy's not perfect. :)

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  2. Never mind cooking -- I didn't know that Stuck Together came out in June!!!! I thought it wasn't until the fall. That's made me the happiest happy dancing Canadian in the country right now. It's like in two weeks!!!!! Yeehaw!!!!!!!

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    1. LOL, Kav! A Mary Connealy book is much better than food any day. :)

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    2. Hey there, Kav, have you checked bookstores? The Parables Bookstore in Omaha has it on the shelves already!!! And Amazon is shipping!

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    3. That's because Parables is awesome. I live in the Hampton Roads area and have not found a Christian bookstore comparable to it. I have fond memories of making the drive to Omaha just so my daughter could enjoy browsing through the books there. :)

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    4. Unknown, the Parables in Omaha is so so good to me. They've got about a two foot stretch on their shelves of my books. And when I stop in they always talk to me SO NICE.
      Signed, Mary "Emotionally Needy Author" Connealy

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  3. I love my crock pot because of recipes like this one. Dump, turn it on, go. Come back at supper time, and supper is done.

    It's like it's magic or something!

    Although most of my recipes require a little more prep time - this one has practically none (I'm ignoring the chopping onions part.) :)

    This is going on next week's menu!

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    1. Jan, I used to buy frozen onions and green peppers. You could even buy the chopped onions! :)

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    2. I made a crock pot roast this week, Jan. Roast, bag of baby carrots. Potatoes quartered unpeeled, onion quartered. That's it. Plug in, turn on and go write.
      Very delicious and the house smells so good all day.

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    3. Must do the roast. Will I kill it????? Sigh.

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    4. Ruthy, you really should kill the roast before you cook it. Seriously. It's better for everyone involved.

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  4. I do this sometimes too, but I haven't added onion and pineapple before. Thanks for the variation, Mary!

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    1. I'll have to try your plain version, too, Piper. Just chicken and barbecue sauce, I assume.

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    2. I heard of someone who pours a bottle of Pace Picante Sauce over chicken breasts and turns on the crock pot. I wonder if that, shredded would make good taco meat? Maybe Taco Seasoning Mix. I might try this. Fajita filling!

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    3. Yes! I do that! Cook the chicken in the picante sauce, and then taste it. Add some chili powder and/or cumin if you think it needs it, but we don't usually add anything else.

      We use this chicken with flour tortillas to do soft shell tacos. I like mine with lettuce, avocado, more salsa, cheese...and it's on my diet if I use a low-carb tortilla. :)

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    4. I forgot to add - you cook the chicken in the picante sauce in the crock pot. The flavors swim together for hours.

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    5. Jan, I might go make this RIGHT NOW! It sounds fantastic.

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    6. Piper so you just do the chicken breasts and the barbeque sauce? Wow, and I think MY recipe is easy!!!!

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  5. I'm making this again this week but I bought Sweet Baby Rays Sweet & Spicy. Trying to live RIGHT ON THE EDGE!!!

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  6. You have to shred the chicken (I use two forks) when it's tender, then use this for sandwiches. Thought the chicken breasts as a meal are yummy, too. But I make sandwiches usually.

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    1. Ah, this is what I need to add to the end of the post. I'll go do that.

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  7. I received in the mail just yesterday the galleys for Tried & True, book one of a new series. The Wild at Heart Series. It begins in September.

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  8. I also got in the mail just yesterday...well....ups....my very first author's copy of Four Weddings and a Kiss the novella collection I did with Robin Lee Hatcher, Margaret Brownley and Debra Clopton. Also coming in June.

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    1. Every time I think my life is getting busy, I just look at how often you have a book release!

      You go, girl!

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    2. Jan, seriously, I try not to think about it. I get a little panicky. Just do what's right in front of me. Keep a list. Prioritize and move forward.

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  9. Okay, this is my kind of cooking! We'll try this one on the chef and see what he has to say. ;)

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    1. Dawn, I'd like to know what he has to say too. It may not be hard enough to impress him!!!!!

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  10. I love a good slow cooker recipe! But leave it to me to have a question about such a simple recipe...do you drain the pineapple or dump juice and all?
    Baby Ray's sauce is our favorite too.

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  11. Donna I've made it with drained and not. Last time I made it I didn't drain and thought the sauce was a little runny. Then we saved the left overs and the next day it was perfect. I just don't think it matters that much. If you're worried, drain the juice and save it then near serving time consider if it needs to be juicier and pour on the juice a bit at a time.

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  12. I haven't time for these cooking shenanigans ... I'm too busy doing nothing but finishing up the Sophie's Daughters Trilogy :) I should start this in the crockpot before I start another series :)

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    1. LOL, Tammi! yes, this is great food for reading days. :)

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  13. Yummy, yummy, yummy~ Another crock pot meal. Thank you!

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