crock pot BBQ chicken and cornbread

I found this BBQ chicken and cornbread casserole recipe. Thought it sounded interesting, and decided to do something similar.

I sprayed the crock pot with cooking spray and put raw boneless skinless chicken breasts and thighs in the bottom. The recipe called for cooking the chicken prior to putting it in the crock pot, but I didn’t think that had to be done.

I drained a can of corn (reserving the liquid) and poured the corn over the chicken. Then I doused the chicken with some BBQ sauce…not as much as the recipe called for though.

Here’s the crock pot prior to adding the BBQ sauce.

chicken and corn

I made two boxes of Jiffy corn muffin mix, omitting the butter and using the corn liquid for part of the milk, and poured that over the chicken.

making the corn muffin mixture

cornbread batter over chicken

I cooked it on high for two hours and on low for four hours. The finished product…

cornbread and BBQ chicken

Review…I liked it. The chicken was delicious, though I would leave the corn out if I made it again. The cornbread was dense. Not sure if that’s a result of the mix I used or the corn liquid I substituted for part of the milk. I’m not being critical, though. I liked it. It’s just that the cornbread I make from scratch is much lighter in texture. I should post that recipe for you some time…it’s good!

DH said “I don’t think the cornbread went real well with this.” Or something to that effect. He meant he’d rather not have it again. DD wouldn’t eat the chicken and wanted the bottom of the cornbread cut off. She didn’t like the BBQ sauce on it. Which I tend to agree with. I kept thinking, “this should be pork and beans.” Not sure where that thought came from. But it made me think about making a similar dish but using sliced kielbasa sausage instead of chicken, with pork and beans poured on top, and then topped with cornbread. Wonder what that would taste like??


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