Showing posts with label BBQ. Show all posts
Showing posts with label BBQ. Show all posts

Monday, December 21, 2015

BBQ Chicken Soup

Surprise! I decided to post one more recipe before the new year. I have been wanting to make this recipe for awhile. I thought my guys would really like it in which they did. My daughter really liked it too. My husband even says he will make it another time for us since it is really easy. I have added a new tab for easy recipes to make for my honey. This recipe is really easy since it is a slow cooker recipe. I actually think I've only used my slow cooker three times since buying it several years ago. This time of year I seem to have no time and I really don't want to eat out much so the slow cooker was great. I hope you have a great holiday and I will be posting my favorite recipes for the year next week. Since I have been busy, my beautiful daughter took the photos for me. She did a great job even with one ugly looking dish. Why post recipes? So, I can easily find them to make them again. Enjoy!
BBQ Chicken Soup
2 lb. boneless chicken breast
1 medium onion, chopped
3 cloves of garlic, minced
1 can (15.25 oz.) Southwestern style corn
5 cups chicken broth
1 cup barbecue sauce (I used Jack Daniels original BBQ sauce)
1 tsp salt
top with cheddar cheese

  1. In a large slow cooker, add the chicken, onion, garlic, and corn.
  2. In a large bowl, mix the chicken broth, barbecue sauce, salt, and pepper.
  3. Pour the chicken broth mixture over the chicken.
  4. Cover and cook for 6 minutes.
  5. Carefully, remove the chicken breast and place onto a plate.
  6. With two forks, shred the chicken breast.
  7. Return the chicken breast to the soup mixture and cover. Cook for 30 minutes.
  8. Serve with cheddar cheese or other desired toppings like crushed corn chips. 
Recipe adapted from Betty Crocker.

One year ago......................................I made Walnut Biscotti.
Two years ago....................................I made Gingerbread Cinnamon Rolls.
Four years ago....................................I made Potato Latkes.
Did you already know.........................
-Crock Pot is the brand name for a slow cooker.
-In 1936, Mr. Irving Naxon patent the crock pot.
-His mother inspired him for the slow cooker since his mother would make cholent which is a Jewish bean based stew that cooks all night. 

Friday, June 19, 2015

Southern BBQ Chicken

Do you have plans this weekend? Are you celebrating the Summer Solstice? Are you visiting your Dad? Maybe you want to eat some barbecue chicken with your Dad while celebrating the Summer Solstice? This recipe does need some planning ahead with the marinade. It does make the chicken tender. I cooked the chicken in the oven but it could be grilled. My husband really liked the sauce. The sauce had a little tang to it.
Southern BBQ Chicken
2 Tbsp brown sugar
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
1 Tbsp vegetable oil
1/2 cup onion, grated
3/4 cup ketchup 
2 Tbsp white wine vinegar
2 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
10 chicken legs

  1. In a large freezer bag, combine the brown sugar, garlic, salt, pepper, vegetable oil, onion, ketchup, vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, and cayenne pepper. 
  2. Add the chicken legs and coat well.
  3. Refrigerate the chicken for 12 hours.
  4. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  5. Spray a baking dish with nonstick baking spray.
  6. In a single layer, place the chicken in the baking dish. 
  7. Cook the chicken for 1 hour or until the chicken is thoroughly cooked.
Recipe adapted from Allrecipes.

One year ago.....................................I made Steak Stir Fry.
Two years ago...................................I made Radish and Potato Soup.
Three years ago................................I made 4th of July cupcakes.
Did you already know.................
-Summer Solstice begins on June 21st at 12:38 am. 
-In Southern England, Stonehenge is a popular destination to celebrate the Summer Solstice.
-The word solstice means sun stop in Latin.

Friday, March 23, 2012


Occasionally, I have to travel out of state for work. If I'm going to be gone for weeks, I will ask my family if they want to visit me. My Mom, husband, and sister have all taken me up on the offer. They are so nice to me since they will bring the kids. Two weeks is a long time to be gone without little ones.
One time, I was fortunate to visit Nashville, Tennessee. My Mom joined me at first and we toured Graceland with a friend. It was an interesting tour. Then my husband and kids later joined me. While we were there, we ate at the Neely's restaurant. Everything had barbeque sauce even the spaghetti. I happen to see this recipe on Foodnetwork and figured I would give it a try. 
We liked it. It is easier to make then my sloppy joes since I am trying to hide more vegetables in it. If you like barbeque and sloppy joes, you should try it. I always know if my husband likes it since he will eat the leftovers the next day. 

Spenser's Sloppy Joes
1 Tbsp vegetable oil
1/2 green bell pepper, chopped
1 red bell pepper, chopped
4 cloves of garlic, minced
salt and pepper 
2 lbs. ground beef
1 (8 oz.) can tomato sauce
3 Tbsp tomato paste
1 cup barbeque sauce ( I used Jack Daniels original)
1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp hot sauce (I used Frank's RedHot sauce)
4 hamburger buns
Desired toppings: barbeque sauce, cheddar cheese, onions, etc.

  1. In a large skillet, heat the vegetable oil.
  2. Add the bell peppers and garlic. Saute for 3 minutes.
  3. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. Add the ground beef and stir. Cook for 8 minutes or until the meat is fully cooked. 
  5. Add the tomato sauce, tomato paste, barbeque sauce, Worcestershire sauce, and the hot sauce. Simmer for 10 minutes.
  6. Spoon the sloppy joes over one side of the bun and add any desired toppings.
Recipe adapted from the Neely's.
By the way, my son informed me I shouldn't take the photo with the pepper on the plate since it would make it look messy.  I know he is my food stylist but I told him it was sloppy joes and there is always some on the plate. Just so you are aware, my son wants you to know he did not approve of these photos. He is now 7 years old.

Did you already know.........
-In 1957, Elvis purchased Graceland for  around $100,000.
-Elvis had floor to ceiling carpeting in his Jungle room.
-Elvis purchased his plane Lisa Marie for around $250,000.