Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Chipotle BBQ Chicken


The initial recipe for this came from either a Frugal Friday post or a Kitchen Tip Tuesday post (back when you could post recipes there). Can't find it now. Here's how I made it:

Chipotle BBQ Chicken

~2 pounds chicken breasts
1/2 bottle BBQ sauce
1 1/2 cup pineapple juice
1 red pepper, chopped
2 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, minced (from a can)

Put all ingredients in gallon ziploc bag, freeze until needed. To prepare, thaw in refrigerator, turning and squishing occasionally to marinate meat. You have several options for cooking:

- in crock pot on low for 8 hours
- in Dutch oven on medium low for an hour
- in covered baking dish at 350 for an hour.

Just don't overcook it or let it dry out. You can also add a can of chunk pineapple instead of the juice, but we're not crazy about fruit with meat. When I go to prepare it, I will probably throw in a chopped onion as it was in the initial recipe and I just didn't do it this time. Last time I made this, I actually used the bone-in part of the chicken and put it in the crock pot. Worked great. I'll post another recipe on something for your leftover pineapple juice, too!

I also made up a bag of chicken to freeze using Amy's marinade and I can't wait to try it, although I may throw it in the crock pot rather than grilling it.

6 comments:

Kim said...

Yumm!!! This sounds really good!! Must try it!

Btw, we must get rid of that yellow box next to your header. If you change your header color to white it should do it, but the yellow border will likely disappear. If you want the yellow border I can try to get it for you another way.

Lenetta @ Nettacow said...

AAHH, I know! I really need to get a play blog set up and get it figured out. Just too many other things to do . . . get our bookwork caught up on the computer, do some freelance writing, build a solar oven . . . not enough hours in the day. :>)

Kim said...

Just click on customize link up in the right-hand corner, go to your fonts and colors link and click, then scroll down to page header background color, click on it and then click on the white. Save changes and you're done! Takes about a minute! Come on, Lenetta, you can do it! lol

Lenetta @ Nettacow said...

Well, since you made it so easy . . . :>) Thanks! Now I MUST get off the compuer and weed my gourds before the little one wakes up!

Kim said...

Ahh, much better! Now you just need to center your cows. *ducking*

Valerie @ Frugal Family Fun Blog said...

Wow, this looks really tasty and I can't wait to try it out! Thanks for posting... we are big chipotle fans in this household! :-)