Teacher Week - Make Ahead Meals - Beer Chicken Sandwiches

Hello Friends,
Today is "Make Ahead Meals" and when I heard that this was one of the themes for Teacher Week, I became really excited because I NEED ideas! I am a whole foods shopper/eater, so grabbing a frozen dinner or a fast food burrito isn't part of my life anymore..... What this means is that during the summer, I LOVE planning meals and cooking them, but in the school year... Yikes! I just want to pull something out of the freezer or crock pot and have it ready for me when I get home...... I will say that the crock pot is my best friend and when I can put everything together in the evening for the next day! Perfect!

So........The meal that I am sharing is one that came from my mother a year or so ago. It is "Shredded Beer Chicken Sandwiches." It is so EASY and DELICIOUS! My family loves it and there are never, ever leftovers. I mix the marinade the night before WITHOUT the beer. In the morning, I add the beer and chicken and place everything in the crock pot. When I come home from school, the kitchen smells delicious. I add some roasted veggies and fresh fruit as sides and voila! Dinner is served! Yum!

Here is the recipe:

1/2  Cup Ketchup
1/3  Cup  Brown Sugar
2 T  Soy Sauce
1 T Worcestershire Sauce
1 tsp  Chili Powder
1 tsp Garlic Powder
1 tsp  Paprika
1 bottle Beer  (12 ounce)
4 large chicken breasts

Whisk items into beer. Add chicken. Place in a crock pot.
Cook on high for 4 hours or low for 8 hours.
Use a fork to shred the chicken.
Spoon onto warmed buns. That's it! Easy Peasy!

If you like vegetable soup, I posted a recipe for a delicious soup that can be made ahead and enjoyed throughout the week in an earlier post. Click the image below to take you there....


Head on over to Blog Hoppin for more fun, easy, and delicious Make Ahead Meals!


Until next time!

1 comment

  1. Yum! The sandwiches look great and easy to make. I've added this to my running list of meals! Thanks! The Techie Playground