Having a dinner backup plan is something that gives me a little sense of peace. I’m already terrible at meal planning, so knowing I have everything ready to feed my family for at least one upcoming meal makes me feel a little more prepared than usual.
A few weeks ago I talked about making the best chipotle tacos thanks to McCormick Skillet Sauces. Last night, I tried out a different variety, the Smoky Applewood BBQ Chicken with Bacon Skillet Sauce.
The instructions for this sauce state to brown boneless skinless chicken with sliced onion in a skillet, then add the sauce and let it simmer for a few minutes until the chicken is cooked all the way through.
I actually already had a good amount precooked, cubed chicken breasts in my freezer, so I decided to make our meal even easier than originally planned.
I skipped the onion because I knew I’d be scooping the chicken out around it when I served it to my family.Instead, I just put the frozen chicken in the skillet over medium heat until it was nearly thawed. Then I added the Smoky Applewood BBQ Chicken with Bacon Skillet Sauce to the pan, reduced the heat to low and let it simmer for five minutes.
I served up the barbeque chicken on homemade hamburger buns and let the family have at it. Here’s how they responded:
- I’m not a huge fan of anything barbeque, but I’ll eat it. I thought the Smoky Applewood BBQ Chicken with Bacon Skillet Sauce was honestly some of the best tasting barbecue sauce I’ve had!
- My husband loved the chicken and the sauce. He thought it was perfect.
- Haiden, 6, ate his bbq chicken sandwich, then asked for another plain bun. I was happy with that ☺
- Piper, 5, once again took one bite and stated that the chicken was “too spicy.” Again, I would never serve my kids anything even remotely spicy. I’m beginning to think she doesn’t even know what spicy means. I’m convinced it’s becoming her standard argument for not finishing anything she doesn’t want to eat! Because of that, don’t believe her. I’m starting not to ☺
McCormick Skillet Sauces come in a variety of flavors. Over the past few weeks, we’ve tried more than a few. In addition to the Tacos with Chipotle & Garlic and the Smoky Applewood BBQ Chicken with Bacon, we’ve had Fire Roasted Garlic Chili Skillet Sauce, Sicilian Chicken with Tomato, Basil and Garlic and the Sweet & Smoky Sloppy Joes Skillet Sauce. Each one has been just as easy as promised, and they’ve been delicious!
Which McCormick Skillet Sauce would you like to try?
Disclosure: This blog post provided by McCormick. Incentives and samples were provided to facilitate the article.
Tracy @ Ascending Butterfly says
I need to stop surfing when I haven’t eaten yet, now I want a sandwich too! Looks good! 🙂
That sounds delicious. I love the flavor, and I love how incredibly easy it is to make this. Thanks!
Amy @ Marvelous Mommy says
I love a good BBQ chicken sandwich! I love McCormick’s seasonings too. I need to try this!
Aimee Fauci says
Fire roasted garlic chili! That sounds amazing and I know my family would love it.
Catherine S says
This sounds really good. I am always interested in new quick and easy recipes.
Debbie L. says
I noticed those packets in the store on Friday. I will pick me up one next week – this looks delicious.
Melissa Pezza says
That looks spectacular! I can’t wait to give this a try. Yum!
I love barbecue, so I need to give this a try. I love how easy it is.
Lori Gunn says
Smoky Applewood BBQ sauce sounds delicious. I’m good at planning a week’s worth of meals, but tend to change ideas about day 4. This is a great way to make dinner easy even if I change my mind.
Dawn Mcalexander says
These sound tasty! I especially like the idea of serving them with watermelon!
Stacey- Travel Blogger says
I love applewood bacon! I bet these sandwiches would make for a delicious dinner!
Stacey- Travel Blogger says
I love applewood bacon! These sound like a great dinner idea!
Aimee Smith says
Oh these look so tasty! I bet my kids would love them too!
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I haven’t cooked BBQ chicken in a while. We had gotten burnt out on it but I haven’t cooked it in a while so maybe I should try it now.
Debbie Denny says
That sounds tasty. Love their sauces.
I’m really thinking the new sauce packets are so handy. II haven’t tried this brand yet, but I definitely will!