What's for dinner? Oh how I dread this simple question. Growing up, never did I realize what a hassle it was to plan what's for dinner. My mom is an excellent cook and we had good home-cooked meals every night (except Friday, pizza night :). I remember asking my mom this dreaded question every day after school and actually complaining about certain meals (ewww, can we something else?? in my most annoying junior high voice). The nerve of my junior high self!!
Early on into my marriage I called my mom and apologized for complaining about meals while growing up. I seriously did. She laughed knowing that I got it. Until then I had NO idea what a huge pain in the rump it was to plan a meal every. single. night.
Thankfully my hubs really likes to cook. After being at work all day he actually likes to come home and make dinner (God bless him!). We split dinner duty about 50/50 and he does even more in the summer when he can use his other baby, the new fancy grill.
Cooking and me, not so much. (Note, this is my FIRST recipe post in over a year of blogging for that reason) I used to hate to cook, now I'm to the point where I like to make some things but it isn't my favorite thing to do and by dinner time I usually don't feel like making dinner. When I hear that dreaded question "What's for dinner?" it still bothers me... it makes me sweat.
To avoid these panic-stricken episodes and to save money at the grocery store I have started to meal plan. This has helped immensly but there are always those days when the planned meal just isn't doin' it for me.
Those are the days when the dreaded question gives me hives.
I have found a recipe that is SO easy and delicious that I thought it was too good to be true.
It is a lazy cook's dream recipe. Here it is, and I'm serious.
Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken
4 frozen chicken breasts
1 bottle BBQ sauce
1/2 cup water
Place water in the slow cooker, add frozen chicken breasts, pour BBQ sauce over the top. Cook on low 6 to 8 hours.
*If you're feeling extra ambitious you can chop up an onion and throw it in too but it's not necessary, I've done it both ways and it's great either way.
**we like Sweet Baby Ray's BBQ sauce
***I've made this with only 2 chickens breasts (that's all I had), just don't use as much sauce and don't cook it as long. :)
Seriously, that's it!
And, it's oh so delicious!!
Besides being extremely easy I always have the ingredients on hand. This is my fall back recipe almost every time. I just have to be careful not to make it too much so we don't get sick of it.
What's your favorite stand by recipe? My boys are getting burned out on BBQ chicken. :)
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