You know how sometimes you are so proud of something you created? Well, since I mainly handle the DIY projects, and Audra does the recipes I was quite proud of myself! I felt like I channeled my inner Audra! I wanted her to try these so badly being how awesome they are ; )! I haven’t made it into the kitchen much these day with a living room makeover and future kitchen renovation on my mind. Some days it seems like I can either decorate and tear things apart, or cook, not both! Do you feel me?
Well today I have this easy recipe for you that allows you to tear things apart while it cooks! KC Masterpiece®‘s, limited-edition anniversary sauce that celebrates the brands 35th anniversary makes this dish absolute perfection! Without further ado, I give you my BBQ Chicken Smashed Potatoes.
To get started we are going to pull out the trusty crock pot, place our chicken and KC Masterpiece® barbecue sauce in there and put it on high for 4 hours (now is when you can fit in some demolition projects – maybe not in the kitchen though).
Once it’s done cooking you are going to shred it right in the crock pot to soak up all the delicious KC Masterpiece® barbecue sauce juices. Prepare yourself because it will likely smell like a BBQ restaurant in your house and your husband and kids may come flocking! Probably going to have to put down the saw for a bit! : ) Now you can do this step the day before if you want and refrigerate it, or you can complete the next few steps while it’s in the crock pot. I personally made my BBQ chicken the day before that way all I had to do was prepare the potatoes, it’s all about multi tasking these days! While the meat is cooking, or when you are ready to prepare your potatoes, we are going to boil them first for about 15-20 minutes or until you can easily insert a fork halfway through. You don’t want to overcook them though, or they won’t smash right.
After boiling I removed the potatoes from the water and placed on a paper towel covered plate to dry them a little. Then you can transfer them to your parchment lined baking sheet and get ready for the fun part – smash those smashed potatoes! I started with a potato masher, which worked, but it was kind of squishing the top up, so I grabbed a grill spatula and that worked perfectly! Either is good though, whatever you have on hand!
One they are smashed, liberally apply olive oil to the top and bake. You will then flip them, and apply more olive oil to the other side.
You will bake for about 5 more minutes, and then top off with your KC Masterpiece® shredded BBQ Chicken. If you are using chicken that you have refrigerated, you are going to want to warm it up first, and then after you top of the potato with the chicken, stick it back in the oven for a few more minutes. If you pulled your chicken right out of the crock pot, you can get ready for the toppings!Print
Shredded BBQ Chicken
- 4 Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts
- KC Masterpiece® barbecue sauce (8-12 oz)
- 10–12 Yellow Potatoes
- Parchment Paper
- Baking Sheet
- Potato Masher or flat spatula
- Olive Oil
- Green Onions
- Sour Cream
Shredded BBQ Chicken
- Place chicken breasts in the crock pot.
- Pour your KC Masterpiece® barbecue sauce over the chicken and cook on high for 4 hours or low 6-8 hours.
- Once internal temp reaches at least 165 degrees Fahrenheit shred the chicken while still in the crock pot.
- Set aside or refrigerate for a later date.
- Clean your potatoes
- Boil for 15-20 minutes, or until tender. (Do not overcook)
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees
- Dry your potatoes and place on a parchment paper lined baking sheet.
- Using your potato masher or spatula press down on the potato until it flattens, but you still want it to remain in one piece.
- Brush olive oil on top and sprinkle with salt to desired taste.
- Bake for approx 15 minutes.
- Flip potatoes and brush olive oil on the other side.
- Bake for an additional 5-10 minutes.
- Remove from oven and top with Shredded BBQ Chicken.
- Garnish with Cheese, green onions, and sour cream.
When shredding the chicken in the crock pot, there will be extra juice. As you shred the chicken, it will soak up the juices leaving it utterly delicious! : )
For this recipe, I only use half of the shredded chicken for the smashed potatoes, this leaves me with leftover to make sandwiches. If you are making for a large group of people, double the potatoes. If you do not wish to have leftover chicken, cut the chicken recipe section in half.
Now you can sit back and wait for the compliments to roll in while you enjoy your own bite!
BBQ Chicken Smashed Potatoes
KC Masterpiece® barbecue sauce has been delivering authentic barbecue taste and creating culinary masterpieces for 35 years. For more recipe ideas, tips and tricks visit www.KCMasterpiece.com.
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of KC Masterpiece®. The opinions and text are all mine.