Follower Friday: Cowboy Potatoes and Barbeque Chicken

The person chosen for Follower Friday is Shaylin!  We have a lot in common.  We both went to BYU-Idaho and studied to be teachers.  She married my brother's best friend.  (I didn't marry him too - but that's how we originally met!)  We both live in Utah and have daughters named Paige.  I wish we lived closer, but sadly we don't.  It's all yours Shaylin!


Hi Tiffanie!  I am so excited to share a recipe with everyone today! My name is Shaylin and I LOVE to cook yummy, easy food!  Especially food that gives my family of four lots of leftovers for the week! I also really like food that I can prepare in the morning so that it's done just in time for dinner without too much fuss.  Plus, having yummy smells in my house all day is always a plus.  Today we are making a recipe that I learned from my mom - one of our favorites!

Cowboy Potatoes and Barbecue Chicken
What you need:
1 lb bacon
1/2 yellow onion, chopped
1/2 small bag of baby carrots
6-8 red potatoes, washed and scrubbed
1/2 bag of frozen peas
1 cup grated cheddar cheese
3 frozen chicken breasts
1/2 bottle of your favorite barbecue sauce

 Cut the bacon into 3/4 inch pieces and cook in a frying pan until almost done.  Add the chopped onion and cook until the onions are nice and soft.

While that is cooking, cut the potatoes and carrots into bite size pieces and put them in your crock pot.

When the bacon and onions are done, dump them into your crock pot too - bacon grease and all.  Yummy!  Cook this in your crock pot on high for about 7 hours - or until they are nice and soft.
When they are soft, add the peas and cook for another 20-30 minutes.  Finally, add the cheese and let it cook just long enough for the cheese to melt on top.

After you get the potatoes and carrots cooking for the day, put the frozen chicken into a baking dish and cover it with the barbecue sauce.  Add about an inch of water to the bottom of the baking dish - you don't want your chicken to dry out!

  Cover with aluminum foil and bake in the oven at 275 degrees for 6 to 7 hours. It should easily fall apart when it is done.

As far as I'm concerned - these two items ALWAYS go together - they are just so good together.  Whip up a salad or some rolls and you have a dinner to die for!
Looks delicious!  The PERFECT meal for a crisp fall day.  The bacon won me over :)  Happy weekend!


  1. Perfect! I have a huge bag of red potatoes from our produce co-op and need to use them pronto!

  2. This look awesome! Plus I love crockpot meals!

  3. Mmm, looks great! We make our BBQ chicken in the crockpot. Add a bit of water and a bottle of bbq sauce, cook for 7-8 hours on low. Super delicious!

  4. YUM! I cant wait to try these potatoes!

  5. YUM! I cant wait to try these potatoes!