Everyone loves a meal where you can get messy. This Tailgating Pull Apart BBQ Chicken Bread is crazy fun! A delicious grab and go meal that’s a hit with everyone!
This post was sponsored by Head Country to highlight their kick-butt line of Barbecue sauces and spice blends. All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own. But, for reals, make this for your next big game!
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Whew, now that we have that out of the way. Let’s get real. I am always looking for the next recipe to make for a big crowd. Something fun, fast, and loaded with flavor. I am all for manning the grill all day long, but sometimes, you just need a recipe in the back pocket that can work for a make-ahead toss on the grill pre-game party or a, ‘oh, snap, you invited the whole block over for the game.’ I am a boss at those fast but crazy good recipes. And I love them.
Sure, I roast bone marrow sometimes too. But that’s for fancy nights. Most of the time I am thinking fast, inexpensive and on the go. Just like the rest of the real world.
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Meanwhile, stock your cabinets with some grab and go supplies like Aluminum foil and proven hits like these jarred Head Country barbecue sauces. Have a selection on hand is my secret weapon for always have savory eats on the fly for all of my random company.
This pull apart bbq chicken bread is a hit – but disclosure, only for friends you are willing to get dirty with. There’s no way to dig in and not get a little bbq sauce under your nails and cheese on your fingers. With the right group of friends, it’s a hit! The pull apart chicken bread is perfect for a pre-game tailgate or to surve coffee table style for your next game party. Gather the right group of friends, and make this. Because you need an excuse to toss this recipe down in front of them and make them think you are a total bbq genius.
- 1 lbs boneless skinless chicken breast
- ½ cup Head Country Chipotle Bar-B-Que Sauce plus 2 tbsp set aside
- 1 teas Head Country Original Championship Seasoning
- 1 onion chopped
- 1 round loaf hearty round bread
- 8 oz Cheese shredded
- 2 Scallions chopped
- ¼ cup Black Beans rinsed and drained
- ½ cup cherry Tomatoes chopped
- 4 tbsp Sour Cream
- Pickled Red Onions
Place the chicken in the slow cooker with ½ cup Head Country Chipotle Bar-B-Que Sauce, Head Country Original Championship Seasoning. Add the onion and season with salt and pepper.
Cook on low for 5 to 6 hours, until the chicken shreds easily with 2 forks.
Shred the chicken and set aside.
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
Slice the bread almost through to the bottom from one side to the other being careful to not cut through. Rotate the bread and slice, making a crosshatch, carefully not slicing all the way through again.
Pull the bread apart gently. And place into a large cast iron skillet.
Slide the bread in the oven and toast 5 to 7 minutes.
Sprinkle a thin layer of cheese of the bread, making sure the cheese falls into the slices.
Place back in the oven to melt the cheese another 5 minutes.
Remove from oven and spoon the shredded chicken over top and cover with cheese.
Place back into the oven and toast the cheese again for another 5 minutes.
Drizzle with the remaining barbecue sauce.
Top with the scallions, black beans, cherry tomatoes, a dollop of sour cream and pickled red onions.
Serve with napkins.
All the oven instructions can be replaced with a grill.