Presenter:  Kelly

Introductions:

I finally had a chance to organize all my pictures from the past few months.  In a digital world, with pictures in abundance, I often struggle to keep them organized.  Remember the olden days with huge piles of photos laying around, as opposed to now with huge files of photos stealing our storage space?!  While organizing my digital life, I stumbled across these Dutch Oven BBQ Chicken photos.  I created this recipe back in November, but just never got the chance to create this blog during the madness that is the Holiday Season!

This Dutch Oven BBQ Chicken does cook for 2 hours.  I realize this is a little longer than my usual recipes, but the chicken will be super tender when cooked at a slightly lower temperature than usual.  If preferred, you can easily make this in the crockpot.  It can be cooked on low for about 6-8 hours until the chicken is cooked through. 

Resources:

  • Dutch oven
  • Small bowl
  • Whisk
  • Dinner Plate
  • 2 forks

Procurements:

  • ~3 lbs. of frozen chicken breasts (about 8 breasts)
  • 1 T. EVOO
  • 6 oz. tomato paste
  • 2 T. brown sugar
  • 1-2 T. chili powder, depending on your preferred tastes
  • 1 T. paprika
  • 2 T. apple cider vinegar, separated into 1 T. each
  • 1 t. each salt and garlic powder
  • 1/2 t. each of ground cumin, black pepper, and ground mustard
  • Pinch of ground red pepper

Operating Procedures:

Start by getting your oven hot and toasty to 300 degrees.  Add the olive oil to the bottom of your Dutch oven and spread around to coat the bottom and sides of the pot.  Add the chicken to the pot. 

Next, in a small bowl, create a paste by whisking together all remaining ingredients with the exception of 1 T. apple cider vinegar.  Coat this wet rub over the chicken breasts.  Cover the Dutch oven with the lid and place in the preheated oven for 2 hours. 

Presto

Chango

Once the chicken is cooked through, place all chicken on a dinner plate and shred away with 2 forks. 

Shredding the chicken. I like to do one piece at a time.

Whisk the remaining cooking liquid so that the spices are evenly distributed, add in the remaining tablespoon of vinegar, and then add the chicken back into the pot to absorb the juices.  If you prefer less juice, remove some of the liquid before adding the chicken and vinegar back in the pot.

The final product.

Proposals:

I like to add this chicken to soft flour tortillas to create wraps, but you could also pile it high on top of a bun.  I usually add cheddar cheese, a little scallion, and sometimes a squirt of ranch dressing.   A little lettuce, tomato, and onion doesn’t hurt.   

Closing Remarks:

This is a great dish to whip up on a Sunday and eat throughout the week or take in the lunch bag!  It also freezes well for dinner next week. 

Dinner is served.

 

Dutch Oven BBQ Chicken
Shredded chicken breasts cooked in a homemade BBQ sauce
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
2 hr
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
2 hr
Ingredients
  1. ~3 lbs. of frozen chicken breasts (about 8 breasts)
  2. 1 T. EVOO
  3. 1 6 oz. can of tomato paste
  4. 2 T. brown sugar
  5. 1-2 T. chili powder, depending on your preferred tastes
  6. 1 T. paprika
  7. 2 T. apple cider vinegar, separated into 1 T. each
  8. 1 t. each salt and garlic powder
  9. 1/2 t. each of ground cumin, black pepper, and ground mustard
  10. Pinch of ground red pepper
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 300 degrees. Add the olive oil to the bottom of a Dutch oven and spread around to coat the bottom and sides of the pot. Add the frozen chicken to the pot.
  2. Next, in a small bowl, create a paste by whisking together all remaining ingredients with the exception of 1 T. apple cider vinegar. Coat the chicken with this wet rub.
  3. Cover the Dutch oven and place in the preheated oven to cook for 2 hours.
  4. Once the chicken is cooked through, shred with 2 forks. Whisk the remaining cooking liquid so that the spices are evenly distributed, add in the remaining tablespoon of vinegar, and then add the chicken back into the pot to absorb the juices.
Notes
  1. Eat over soft flour tortillas or top on buns.
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