Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Day 69: Barbecue Smothered Chicken

I have a lot of good recipes and I've made a lot of good recipes, but there are only a handful of really memorable recipes. Sometimes they are memorable because they are really different or very comforting. Some have good memories attached to them, and some are just so dang good that you can't forget them. This recipe falls into the latter category. I've had this recipe for months, and never tried it because I really don't like mushrooms. I can't stand the taste or texture of the gross little things. Some of my problem is because they're fungus. Disgusting! Anyway--I finally bit the bullet and decided to try it. Now I am kicking myself for not doing in sooner.
Barbecue Smothered Chicken
12" dutch oven
3 Tbs. butter
8 oz. sliced mushrooms
2 cloves minced garlic
1/2 onion, sliced
1/2 tsp. kosher salt
fresh ground pepper
2 Tbs. olive oil
6 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 cup BBQ sauce
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1/2 cup pre-cooked bacon crumbles
In your DO melt the butter over high heat and add mushrooms, garlic and onions and cook until soft. I used 22 coals for this. Add the kosher salt and pepper and mix well. Remove from the DO and set aside. In the same DO heat the olive oil over high heat. Add the chicken breasts and cook for 3-5 minutes per side, don't fully cook them, just brown them. When they are browned, remove them from the DO and drain off the oil and juices. Put the chicken back in the DO. On top of each breast put the mushroom mixture, BBQ sauce, cheese and bacon crumbles in that order. Bake at 375* for about 10-15 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through. Use 18 coals on top and 9 on the bottom. If you work fast, you can use the same coals for the entire cooking process. Serves 6.
The Finished Product
The Review

Wow! All I can say is WOW! These were amazing! I can taste them right now they were so good. These flavors mix perfectly. How can you go wrong with bacon, onions, BBQ sauce and cheese. Delicious on their own, but they fit in the "food of the Gods" category together. I want to make this again tomorrow! It was really easy too. With a total cooking time of 35 minutes, it went together in a snap. These rank up in my "top 10 favorite meals ever". You really need to try them! Grade: A+.


  1. This has to go on my list of "must try soon" recipes. Wow, that looks and sounds tasty!

  2. Untill the Army I was a picky eater, if it didn't look like a canned food I have tried I wouldn't touch it... In Basic you don't have time to be picky and way to hungry to care whats shoved infront of you... That was a foodie awakening for me... scary I know but thats where I learned I loved mushrooms and chiles, things I would never touch in the 27 years befor than. Now I'll try anything at least once, Seal will never get a repeat try thats for sure /HURK!!!

  3. I used to be a really picky eater! Since I've learned to cook I've learned how different flavors and ingredients effect the taste and texture of a dish and how they all work together to creat the final product. We also have a "1 bite rule" where you have to try at least 1 bite of everything on your plate, and I include myself in that! So, yes, I ate mine with mushrooms, and I still loved it! :)

  4. This looks and sounds fantabulous! I have to give this one a try!

  5. These are AMAZING! Super unhealthy considering I'm getting ready for a wedding, but my fiance and I love this. Made it for my dad and stepmother the first time and it was hit with everyone. It has now become part of my regular rotation of dinners. I use my dutch oven at home on the stove and in the oven and this worked great. Does seem to cook a bit slower in the oven than it would with coals. I also added a quick pour of dry white wine to the mushroom and onion mixture right before I added the salt and pepper and took them out. DELISH! Love this site and love this recipe!


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