BBQ Chicken & Grits

Ingredients (serves 4)

1 rotisserie chicken

1 bottle of your favorite BBQ sauce

2 qts water

1 c chicken stock

1 1/4 c grits

3 Tbsp butter

1 c grated cheddar

1 c grated pepper jack cheese

Salt and pepper


Start with the grits, bring the two quarts of water to a boil in a sauce pot. Season the water accordingly with salt and pepper. Slowly pour the grits into the boiling water while whisking vigorously with a wire whisk. Continue to whisk the grits for another 45 seconds or so on high heat while the pot comes back to a boil. Then reduce the heat to low, cover the pot, and whisk occasionally for 25 minutes.

While your grits are cooking, mix the barbecue sauce and the chicken stock together in a sauce pot and bring to a simmer, stirring often. During this process, you can simultaneously be pulling all the meat from the rotisserie chicken, then chop it into bite-sized pieces. Once the sauce has simmered for a few minutes, add the chicken, reduce the heat to low, cover the pot, and cook for 25 minutes, stirring regularly.

When the grits are finished cooking, add in the cheese and butter. Stir until evenly incorporated. Keep the cover on until ready to serve. Once the chicken has cooked in the sauce for 25 minutes, spoon it over a bowl of cheesy grits and enjoy.

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