Slow Cooker BBQ WIFEY WUT UP Chicken

Today I had my first foray with raw meat in the slow cooker. It didn’t go well…at first.

I dumped my package of pre sliced tenders into my croc pot, poured some Famous Dave’s BBQ sauce in there, mixed it up and set it on low for 7 hours.

About 5 hours into the simmer sesh- I smelled a combo of delish bbq (I know I don’t eat meat but I like the scent- whatever) and burnt something.

This is what I saw when I opened the lid:

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NOT NORMAL.

What did I do? Oh maybe salvage the chicken in the center and pull it out- NO. I decided to stir the pot around and see what happened.

Major fail.

I dipped my pinkie into the sauce and bravely took a taste (even though it had been doing the tango with the chicken) and it tasted like B.S.

Now, at this point I had to make a serious decision – do I scrap the whole thing and saw we should order dinner in or run out to the grocery- buy more chicken and try a different tactic?!??

I am NO quitter, I promised Alex dinner so I ran out and got some more chicken.

This time I mixed 2 cups of Dave’s with a cup of Italian dressing, 1/4 cup of brown sugar and a dash of worstescher sauce and set the croc on high for 3 hours.

This is what happened:

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OH HELLS YES.

I served it with some rolls, broccoli, cheesy instant rice and asparagus. And he loved it.

Well …to be fair, he said the sauce could have been a bit thicker-  I’m thinking that tomorrow’s lunch will be the perfect consistency.

I hope at least.

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hot buns

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I steamed the broccoli then roasted it for a bit in the oven with some lemon olive oil and seasoning

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another glamour shot of the bbq chic

The Wifey’s SUPER BOWL of Enchilada Pie

Who’s excited for Super Bowl Sunday?!?

Me too!

I mean, even if you don’t like the NFL, Katy Perry or the commercials- you have to like the parties, right??

Today’s recipe is perfect to bring to your friend’s house or to make at home for your party- even if it’s just a party of two or one. As always- feel free to modify (subtract the chicken, swap chicken for beef, omit onions) cause it’s YOUR dish.

This bad boy recipe is a keeper and Alex swears it’s even better the next day, so don’t fret if you make a whole pot and it’s just for one- TREAT YOself!

Do i smell CHICKEN?!?!

Do i smell CHICKEN?!?!

The Wifey’s SUPER BOWL of Enchilada Pie

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WHAT YOU NEED/GROCERY LIST:

not pictured- raw marinating chicken

not pictured- raw marinating chicken

  • a pkg of corn tortillas
  • a bag of shredded Mexican blend cheese
  • a pkg of Cojita cheese
  • a bag or can of enchilada sauce
  • a can of refried beans
  • a small yellow onion (we’ll be using a half- chopped)
  • a bag of instant/ready rice- Spanish blend
  • a small can of green chills (located in the taco isle with the beans, mix and sauce)
  • a packet of taco mix
  • a package of chicken breasts – either already cut into tenders or whole (raw) OR a cooked chicken from the deli
  • a bag of tortilla chips (I like Donkey brand)
  • a small tub of sour cream or greek yogurt
  • a small jalapeño
  • a couple tsps of vegetable oil (if you’re cooking your chicken) and a pat of butter
  • a croc pot OR baking dish

WHAT TO DO:

  • the night before you want to marinate your chicken breasts and store in zip locks or tupperware. I dumped about half cup of jalapeño vodka and half the taco mix packet into a tupperware, added the chicken tender cutlets and shook it up. You can use oil or any spiced marinade you have laying around.
  • if you are using your oven- pre heat to 350 degrees
  • pour your oil into a large skillet and pat of butter and turn on medium/low heat
  • cook the chicken until browned on both sides and SLIGHTLY undercooked. You want to see no or very little pink- but don’t want to overcook since it will be baking as well in the pot or oven.

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  • while the chicken is cooking combine the: refried beans, 1/2 cup of both cheeses, small can of green chills, a dash of the enchilada sauce, rice and your chopped onions into a bowl.

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  • when chicken is done, cut into small pieces and add to the mix- give it a stir and add a dash of salt and pepper.
  • pour enough enchilada sauce to cover the bottom of the croc pot or baking dish.
  • begin to layer: lay a tortilla on top of the sauce, add enough mix to cover the tortilla when spread out, add a sprinkle e of cheese and a drizzle of enchilada sauce. Repeat until your stack is three layers high.

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  • place a corn tortila on top and cover with cheese and remaining sauce. Add a few thin slices of jalapeño in the middle for color.
  • OVEN: bake for about 1 hour, checking to make sure the cheese isn’t burning. CROC POT/SLOWCOOKER- cook on LOW for 2 and a half hours.
  • keep slow cooker on “warm” until you’re ready to serve it- but only for a max of two hours.
  • Slice into pieces and serve with sour cream/greek yogurt, tortilla chips and assorted hot sauces and enjoy being the night’s MVP!
I served Jordan a slice - he ate the evidence

I served Jordan a slice – he ate the evidence as soon as he finished filming

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WATCH HOW TO MAKE IT..HERE!