BBQ Chicken and Slaw Savory Pancakes

Barbecue is an essential part of cuisines all over the world. Though it is an age-old practice, its popularity just keeps increasing with time. Now there are many modern methods to BBQ your food. With seasoning an electric smoker and other such modern appliances, it does not require as much effort as it did in the early days of BBQ. While some old-school BBQ connoisseurs stand by the simplicity of grilled meat, others are beginning to experiment with their grills. While classic dishes like baby back ribs and grilled hamburgers are universal favorites people are now starting to come up with new and unique versions of these dishes. One such concoction is the BBQ chicken and slaw savory pancake. This recipe may sound a little odd at first but the taste is sure to blow you away. With this recipe, you could get away with BBQ for breakfast!

The BBQ chicken and slaw savory pancakes are just a fancier, modified version of your ordinary barbecue chicken sandwich. In fact, they are even easier to prepare than BBQ chicken sandwich. This recipe is super easy and can be attempted successfully by amateurs to the BBQ world. The slaw is what makes this recipe so unique and if you get that part right, your dish is sure to be a big hit. Apart from being simple, this recipe takes only about an hour to prepare. The most time-consuming portion is the pancakes so, if you ever have leftover pancakes lying around, you can whip up this dish in a jiffy. Read on for this unique recipe.

Ingredients for the pancakes:

  • 2 eggs
  • ½ stick of butter
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour and 1 ½ cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt

 

Preparing the pancakes:

In a bowl, whisk the eggs and sugar. Add the butter and buttermilk, stirring well until the ingredients combine. Next, add in the two types of flour, baking powder and soda, and salt. Mix until the whole mixture becomes smooth. Heat a large skillet over medium heat. You can lightly grease the skillet if desired. Pour the batter carefully into the skillet and cook each pancake, on both sides, until they are well done. This should take about one to two minutes.

 

Ingredients for the slaw: 

  • 3 tablespoons refined oil of your choice
  • 2 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon of celery seeds
  • 1 cup of carrots, shredded
  • ½ cup finely chopped onions
  • 2 ½ cups of cabbage, shredded
  • 1 teaspoon each of salt and black pepper

Preparing the slaw:

Mix the oil, vinegar, honey, mustard, celery seeds, salt, and pepper together in a bowl and whisk well. This is the dressing for your slaw. Toss in the onion, carrot, and cabbage into the dressing and mix it well. Store the slaw in the refrigerator for at least an hour before you begin serving it.

 

Ingredients for the toppings: 

  • Shredded, cooked chicken
  • Sour cream
  • BBQ sauce of your choice
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Preparing the toppings:

Place a saucepan over medium heat. Mix the chicken and BBQ sauce in the saucepan and let it cook. Once it is hot, add salt and pepper to taste. Carefully pour this mixture over your pancakes and top it off with the slaw and some sour cream. Your BBQ and slaw savory pancakes are ready to be served!

The Best Barbecue Chicken Mac & Cheese

The best part about cooking is that it comes with a leeway to play around with uncountable ingredients and combine them in your own way to come up with something new that you can call your own recipe. And, when intertwined with barbecue, cooking elevates to a whole new fun. Barbecue Chicken Mac and Cheese is one recipe inspired by whims – cheesy and creamy pasta with slow-cooked barbecue chicken. In this article, we will take a look at some of the many possibilities that chicken can offer with its world renowned taste. Let’s sneak a peek into what Barbecue Chicken Mac and Cheese has in it for all the foodies out there.

  1. Time required

With a preparation time of just 5 minutes, Barbecue Chicken Mac and Cheese boasts of a total cooking time hovering around 35 minutes which can be termed a tad over meager. In spite of that, the recipe has a lot to offer on the savoring front. With that, you can always get a finger licking dish on your table without waiting much for it.

  1. What you will need

Here is a little list of ingredients that need to be ensured in place before proceeding with the cooking process.

For the barbecue chicken,

  • 2 large chicken breasts fresh from the poultry
  • ¾ cup of prepared barbecue sauce

For Mac and Cheese,

  • 4 cups full of macaroni
  • 5 cups full of milk
  • 2 teaspoons of salt
  • 2 cups filled with cheese

With these ingredients at hand, you can move further with the cooking process.

  1. The procedure

For the chicken,

To a large pot, add chicken breasts and cook over a medium-high flame for 15-20 minutes until properly cooked(165 degrees F). Don’t forget to flip once.

Once done, transfer the ingredients to a slicing board and slice into thin pieces. Mix barbecue sauce with this.

Set aside with an arrangement to keep the contents warm while macaroni is prepared.

For the Mac and Cheese,

Combine macaroni, milk, and salt in a large pot and heat over a medium-high flame. Ensure that the amount of heat doesn’t cause the milk to scalding which in turn would result in an undesired bitter taste. Stirring frequently, bring the milk to a simmer.

Now lower the heat to medium, still stirring frequently. Cook for 15-20 minutes or until the noodles are cooked and the milk is thickened. In case the sauce becomes thick before noodles are done, more milk can be added.

Now stir in cheese.

With these steps carried out, spread macaroni and cheese into a dish and top with the barbecue chicken prepared earlier.

Additionally, the serving can be garnished with more cheese and green onions.

With that, the Barbecue Chicken Mac and Cheese is ready to be served on the platter. As a matter of fact, this recipe is as good on a table as it is fun during the making. There is no point in wasting time sitting and gawking at the recipe. Go reach for your barbecue!

The Best of BBQ Chicken Salad

Barbecue is not only a very popular and tasty food option, it is healthy too! Hamburgers and steaks can be quite damaging in excess but BBQ isn’t restricted to just those meats. BBQ chicken salad is a great choice for those barbecue lovers who want to eat healthily but just cannot compromise on the BBQ.

The following recipes are the best of the best when it comes to BBQ chicken salad and super simple to prepare too!

  1. Simple BBQ chicken salad

This recipe is a very simple and easy to make a version of the BBQ chicken salad. It uses mostly those ingredients that you already have lying around at home. If you need to cook something at the last minute, you can safely turn to this dish. If you have leftover chicken, don’t let it go to waste. Instead, prepare this easy salad as an appetizer.

Ingredients

  • 2 skinless, boneless chicken breasts
  • 1 diced bell pepper
  • ½ diced red onion
  • 4 stalks of celery, finely chopped
  • 1 small can of sweet corn
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • ½ cup BBQ sauce of your choice

Method

Preheat your grill to high heat and lightly drizzle it with some oil. Grill each side of the chicken for about ten minutes each, making sure the juices run clear by the time you are done. Take it off the grill once it is done and let it cool for a while. Chop it into small pieces and in a bowl, mix the chicken, bell pepper, onion, celery, and corn.

Mix the mayonnaise and BBQ sauce well in a small bowl and drizzle it over your salad. Mix it until the salad is thoroughly coated and then serve it up.

 

  1. BBQ chicken salad with ranch

This recipe is a fresh dish which is super healthy and very easy to prepare even at short notice. You can whip up this particular dish is less than half an hour. It can be served as an appetizer or if you’re going for a light meal, it can even serve as the main dish.

You will need:

  1. 2 skinless, boneless chicken breasts
  2. 2 teaspoons refined oil, preferably olive oil
  3. charcoal grill cookbook
  4. 2 tablespoons BBQ sauce of your choice
  5. Crushed tortilla chips, any brand of your choice
  6. 1 cup cherry tomatoes
  7. ½ cup finely chopped red onion
  8. 1 cup canned black beans
  9. 6 cups of romaine lettuce, chopped
  10. Chopped cilantro for garnishing
  11. ½ teaspoon salt and black pepper to taste

Ingredients for the dressing:

  1. 1 tablespoon BBQ sauce of your choice
  2. 1/3 cup ranch dressing

Method:

First, we will prepare the dressing that goes with the BBQ chicken salad. Just mix together the ranch dressing and BBQ sauce and season with salt and pepper as needed. Your ranch dressing can be either homemade or store bought. Just make sure to use the right proportions.

Start with preheating the grill to medium heat. Drizzle a little oil over it and also coat both sides of the chicken breasts with the oil of your preference. Season it with salt and pepper as per taste. Toss the meat onto the grill and grill each side until it is well done. This should take about 3 to 4 minutes on each side. Chop the chicken into small pieces.

Now it is time to get the toppings ready. Mix the cherry tomatoes, red onion, black beans, romaine and the chicken in a large bowl. If you have any corn lying around, you can grill it while grilling the chicken and toss it into the salad too. Cost the salad with the ranch dressing, top it off with the tortilla chips and cilantro and your BBQ chicken salad with ranch dressing is ready to serve.

Chicken and Rice Casserole Recipe

Think comfort food and you’ll probably be imagining chicken soup, mac and cheese and maybe chicken and rice casserole. These are the kind of dishes you would want to have to snuggle up before the fireplace on a rainy day. They are age-old recipes passed on through generations, with each family having its own unique version of these dishes.

The chicken and rice casserole is one dish that is often taken for granted. Kids love it and it is perfect for a quick meal on a school night. The best part is the leftovers. This dish tastes even better the next day! Most people do not prepare this dish if they’re hosting a fancy dinner or having guests over. However, if made the right way, this simple dish can really impress your family and friends. The following recipe is very straightforward and should not take more than 40 minutes to prepare, making it the perfect recipe to prepare at short-notice. The ingredients used are easily available at any supermarket, if not already lying around your kitchen. The following recipe is a tasty, fun and unique version of the classic chicken and rice casserole.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups of shredded chicken
  • 1 cup white rice
  • 4 ounces dill Havarti cheese
  • 1-ounce grated parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons butter (unsalted)
  • 2 cups of chicken broth (canned or homemade)
  • ¼ cup sour cream
  • 2 chopped garlic cloves
  • 2 cups broccoli
  • 1 chopped plum tomato
  • 4 slices scallions
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Method

The first step in this recipe is to get your oven ready. Preheat your oven to about 425 degrees Fahrenheit. Melt the unsalted butter in a skillet over medium heat. Once it begins to melt, add the scallions and the garlic cloves. Allow it to cook until it becomes soft. This should take just about two minutes. Then, add the plum tomato, broccoli, chicken, and rice, while stirring. Season with about one teaspoon each of salt and pepper and continue stirring to combine.

In a big bowl, whisk the chicken broth and sour cream thoroughly. Pour this mixture into the skillet and bring it to a boil. Lower the heat at this stage and add half of the cheeses, both the Havarti and the parmesan. Cover the skillet tightly with an appropriate lid. Even aluminum foil can be used to cover it, just make sure it is covered tightly. Transfer this container into the oven and bake for about twenty minutes. When you take it out of the oven, the water should be absorbed and the rice tender and well-cooked.

Once you take the skillet out of the oven, sprinkle it with the remaining Havarti and parmesan. Get your broiler ready and broil until it turns almost golden. This should not take more than two to three minutes. If you have any scallions left, sprinkle them over your dish. Your chicken and rice casserole is ready to be served. Make sure to serve it hot for the best taste.

Grilled Duck Recipe

For those who savor the taste of duck and those who are obsessed with their grill and admire non-vegetarian diet, combining both of them would be nothing less than heaven. Fiddling with innumerable recipes, this is another one you can add to your quiver and enjoy the succulent flavor it has. In this article, we seek to combine the best of the two aforementioned realms and come up a surprisingly amazing recipe that has a lot to proffer to your taste buds. It is a simple, easy to make yet an irresistible recipe that can freshen up your senses and make your day. Here, let’s sneak a peek into what takes you there.

  1. Time required

Grilled Duck is a simple recipe and requires not a very long time for cooking. Also, you can play around with the flavor and the amount of doneness for it is nothing about sticking to the norm.

Grilled Duck requires a preparation time of 15 minutes and a meager cooking time of just 10 minutes in a pellet smoker. You can always read more about pellet smokers. All considered the recipe would be ready for a time period of 55 minutes.

It is absolutely worth the amount of time put into this recipe as the end product that turns out of this is a proclaimed hit.

  1. What all you will need

After the time has been considered, the prerequisites of ingredients are now brought into the scenario. For the succulent Grilled Duck, keep the following at hand:

  • ¼ cup full of Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoons worth of olive oil(olive oil is the most important part of any recipe, handle accordingly)
  • ½ teaspoon of hot sauce
  • 2 tablespoons of minced garlic
  • ¼ teaspoon of black pepper
  • 8 whole boned skinned duck breast halves

The recipe made out of these ingredients would serve 4 people.

  1. Nutritional information

It would be pertinent to discuss some nutrient values of Grilled Duck before proceeding further – it helps some calorie conscious folks.

 

  • Grilled Duck has:
  • Fat: 8.20g
  • Cholesterol: 81.00mg
  • Calories: 159.00
  • Protein: 16.00g

Non-vegan diet is of course loaded with a lot of protein.

  1. The procedure

This easy-to-make recipe has a short procedure. Go about doing the following:

  • Mix together the Worcestershire sauce, garlic, pepper, hot sauce and not to forget olive oil. To this mixture, add the duck breast. Toss well to coat the entire meat. Cover the contents and marinade, placing in the refrigerator for any time between 30 minutes and overnight.
  • Preheat a gas grill at medium-high heat. Transfer the duck to the grill and cook until the desired doneness is achieved. For instance, 5 minutes per side would suffice for medium-well. Bear in mind that overcooking could be a spoiler here.

Cooking time would depend on the size of the duck breast and has a lot to do with the temperature of the grill.

With that, your Grilled Duck is ready to eat!

With the recipe available, no foodie will ever waste time in finding the right opportunity to get their hands on a recipe. In fact, you should be moving now!

Grilled Yogurt Chicken

If you own a grill, you own access to the world’s greatest chicken recipes. From simply grilled to great combinations with veggies, chicken is always ready to rejuvenate your senses in ways you can’t really imagine. The recipe to be talked about here is an easy-to-make fresh tasting marinated chicken. Yogurt marinade doubles up to help the chicken stay juicy even if it happens to be overcooked apart from offering a great taste to the already succulent chicken. As a marinade recipe, it is bound to require a certain amount of waiting time but it is worth everything put in, nevertheless. Here, let’s delve into what it goes through.

  1. Time required

As mentioned earlier, there will be waiting time but it’s not pretty long if you take pride in your grill. A little preparation time of 20 minutes and a total time requirement of an hour and 10 minutes would be required. Additionally, it would invariably require 3 hours for marinating – you can sit back and relax while that happens.

  1. What you will need

After making up time for the recipe, immediate step would be access to ingredients. Grilled Yogurt Chicken recipe here serves four. Accordingly, the ingredients required to be in place are as follows:

  • A cup full of full-fat Greek yogurt(the life of the recipe)
  • A cup full of finely chopped cilantro
  • 3 minced garlic cloves
  • A teaspoon full of cayenne
  • 2 tablespoons worth of lemon juice, preferably fresh
  • A teaspoon of ground cumin
  • Some salt to taste
  • A little pepper to taste
  • A 3 ½ pounds worth of chicken – halved, preferably breast, keeping intact the leg bones(not possible without this)
  • Some vegetable oil which will be required for brushing

With these things in place, you are ready to take on the grill.

  1. The procedure

For marinade,

Grab a large plastic bag that can be resealed. In it, mix yogurt with lemon juice, cayenne, garlic, cumin, lemon juice, cilantro, for taste, 2 tablespoons of salt and a teaspoon full of pepper. This mixture is going to be your marinade.

Now, add those chicken halves in this bag and seal it. Transfer the bag to a baking dish. Then place in a refrigerator for 3 hours at the least or as the need may be, overnight.

After having achieved that, allow the chicken to achieve room temperature so that you can start off with the process of grilling.

Grilling,

Preheat the gas grill to 400 degrees F and oil the grate.

Separate the chicken and the marinade and discard any redundant amount of it. Rub pepper and salt on the chicken and place chicken on the grate with indirect heat, skin side up. Grill until your chicken appears brown and properly cooked(don’t forget to turn). This should take about 25 minutes.

Keep a water bottle handy to fend off flare-ups.

Now, grill at moderately low. Turn the chicken over and cook on direct heat. Don’t forget to turn occasionally. Grill until lightly scorched or until when the inserted thermometer reads 160 degrees C. This should take about 15 more minutes.

With that done, transfer the contents to the carving board. Allow rest before carving.

Your Grilled Yogurt Chicken is now ready.

Sitting back and dreaming of Grilled Chicken would not help. Get up and ready your grill!

Pork Souvlaki Recipe

Barbecue is an age-old method of cooking meat. The barbecue was first invented as a method to keep meat edible for longer periods of time. Now, we have much better methods of keeping our meat fresh. However, barbecue continues to flourish even today. This is because the rich, smoky flavor that grilling confers to meat is scrumptious and totally unique to barbecue. There are many different ways to barbecue meat. Whether it is a tandoori chicken in India, biltong in South Africa or lesion in the Philippines, every country has its own method to barbecue meat.

One of the most popular BBQ recipes in Greece is the pork souvlaki. Souvlaki is a type of Greek fast food, albeit a healthy version. It usually consists of small pieces of meat along with vegetables, grilled on skewers. Souvlaki is often served with side dishes such as fried potatoes, pita bread, and grilled bread. While chicken, lamb, and beef can be used in making souvlaki, pork souvlaki is the most popular version in Greece.

So, take a break from grilling hamburgers at your next BBQ party and surprise your guests with a taste of Greek cuisine with some pork souvlaki. The following recipe is easy to follow, even if you have never tried your hand at Greek food. With a little prior preparation, this recipe shouldn’t take you more than half an hour.

 

Ingredients

Tzatziki sauce 

  • 8 ounces plain yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 peeled garlic cloves
  • 2 cucumbers, diced
  • ½ cup lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon chopped dill
  • Salt and pepper to taste

 

Pork souvlaki

  • 1 ½ pounds of boneless pork loin
  • ¼ cup refined oil, preferably olive oil
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • ½ cup lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon oregano, dried
  • Pita bread, as required
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • ¾ cup homemade tzatziki sauce

Method 

Tzatziki sauce

Mix the yogurt, olive oil, garlic, cucumbers, lemon juice, dill, salt, and pepper together in a bowl. Blend this mixture together in a blender or food processor until it is smooth. Make sure to refrigerate the sauce for at least a couple of hours before using it.

Pork souvlaki

The first step in this recipe is to prepare the marinade. It is best to make the marinade a few hours before you plan to use it and put it in the refrigerator. To make the marinade, mix the oil, garlic, lemon juice, oregano, salt, and pepper together in a bowl and whisk. When you are ready to begin preparing the dish, drop the pork chops in and mix until they are completely covered. Marinate for about 10 minutes.

Line a few baking sheets with some foil. Skewer the pork and place on the baking sheets. Place the skewers on one corner of the grill, not directly over the heat source. The timing is very important in this recipe, as it generally is when it comes to barbecue. Grill each side for about 6 minutes until it is just a little pink on the inside. Spread your tzatziki sauce over the pita bread. Place your pork in the pita sauce and fold it over. Your pork souvlaki is ready to be served.

Sweet Barbecue Pork Chili – Recipe

Pork has to be a ubiquitous diet of non-vegetarians with its appealing and distinct natural tenderness. This makes way for a wide selection of recipes that rise from the very fact. The recipe that forms the gist of this article is one such delectable pork recipe. Sweet Barbecue Pork Chili consists of tender pieces of pork shoulder with red and black beans marinated in sweet homemade barbecue sauce, lent a tinge of flavor with garlic, brown sugar and tomato sauce. The end product is an amalgamation of barbecue pork and chili. Here, we take a look at how to get there.

  1. Time required

Sweet Barbecue Pork Chili has a preparation time of 45 minutes and takes up a total time of about 60 minutes. The figures might appear staggering but rest assured it is worth the wait.

  1. The ingredients
  • 8 ounces of tomato sauce for the right amount of sweet essence
  • 2 tablespoons of mustard
  • ½ cup of brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 2 tablespoons of cider vinegar
  • A tablespoon of onion powder
  • A tablespoon of chili powder
  • A tablespoon of garlic, finely chopped
  • A tablespoon of pure vegetable oil
  • A pound of boneless and tender pork shoulder, cut into pieces
  • 1 ½ cups full of white onion, chopped
  • ½ teaspoon of salt
  • Some diced tomatoes
  • Some black beans drained and rinsed
  • Some red kidney beans drained and rinsed
  • For garnishing, sour cream and chopped parsley can be included in the ingredients

So many ingredients do contribute to a great recipe.

  1. The procedure

For Barbecue sauce,

Widely deemed as an essential part of any barbecue recipe, barbecue sauce has to be prepared with a focused attention to intricate details. Take brown sugar, mustard, onion, vinegar, tomato sauce and chili powder in a small saucepan and stir them together.

Bring the mixture to a boil. Let it simmer for a period of 5 minutes as you stir it occasionally.

When done, remove from the heat and set the sauce aside.

 

For chili,

Chili is supposed to be the most important part of the recipe we are considering in this article.

Grab a large saucepan and heat oil on a medium-high flame. To this, add pieces of pork and cook for a period of 5 minutes or until the meat is brown on all sides, stirring frequently.

Once done, remove the contents of the saucepan and set them aside.

To the same saucepan, add salt and onion. Cook for 4 minutes or until the onion appears tender, stirring occasionally. Add prepared barbecue sauce, browned pork, tomatoes, kidney beans, and black beans and broth. Bring the contents to a boil. Cover the saucepan with reduced heat and simmer for ten minutes or until the pork appears tender.

The recipe is ready!

Serve with sour cream and parsley along with warm cornbread(optional).

Your succulent Sweet Barbecue Pork Chili would be ready to be served on the dinner table with an irresistible aroma. Go, start preparing one at your home!

Triple BBQ Crunch Burger

Think barbecue and you’ll probably be picturing a juicy steak with BBQ sauce dripping off of it or maybe some tender and succulent baby back ribs. However, nothing can really beat the perfection of a BBQ hamburger. While the original, classic hamburger is still as popular today as it was a decade ago, BBQ lovers are starting to experiment and coming up with their own unique versions of it. One such recipe is the triple BBQ crunch burger. This dish is for all those who just love their BBQ sauce. The BBQ sauce is an integral part of the whole BBQ experience and this recipe takes it to new levels. You get three times the BBQ goodness with this burger.

The triple BBQ crunch burger is a fun take on the classic hamburger. It is basically an ordinary burger with some barbecue-flavored chips added in and of course, a lot of BBQ sauce. This recipe is both economical as well as easy to prepare. If you just planned a last-minute barbecue party, this is the dish you should be serving up to your guests. It takes only about half an hour to prepare and is sure to wow all your guests.

Ingredients

  • Hamburger buns
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • BBQ chips, of your choice
  • 4 tablespoons BBQ sauce, of your choice
  • 2 teaspoons of a BBQ rub seasoning, of your choice
  • 4 ounces of sliced cheddar cheese
  • Tomato slices, chopped thinly
  • 4 leaves of green lettuce
  • ½ sliced onion
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Method

This recipe starts off like any normal hamburger recipe. The first step is getting the hamburger buns ready. Butter the inside of the top and bottom of each bun thoroughly and grill them for about 1 to 2 minutes so that they are toasted lightly.

Next, mix the meat and BBQ seasoning in a bowl. Shape this mixture into thick patties. Make sure to make a small depression at the top of each patty. This ensures that the patty cooks evenly. You could even pour a little water into this depression to prevent the patty from becoming too dry. Before you toss the patties onto the grill don’t forget to season them with salt and pepper to taste. Glaze the grill with some oil and then grill each side of the patties for about 4 to 5 minutes each. Add the cheddar cheese towards the end of the grilling process so it is just starting to melt.

Now that you have all the components of your burger ready, it is time to assemble it. Before you begin assembling it, spread your BBQ sauce on the inside of both the top and bottom buns. Layer the tomato, lettuce, patties, onion and BBQ chips, close up your burger and serve it up!

This innovative spin on the hamburger is a must-try for all those who just love their BBQ. Make this burger at your next barbecue cook-out and your friends and family will definitely be impressed!

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