We all want to do more on weeknights. These easy weeknight dinners are quick, easy, and delicious to the last bite. Prep them the weekend before, or toss them together before work for dinner that’s ready when you are.
Our Favorite Weeknight Dinner Hero: Slow-Cooker Pulled Chicken
Difficulty level: Easy. No, easier. Wait—easiest. Prep time? 5 minutes. We like to call our Slow-Cooker Pulled Chicken a throw-and-go dinner: simply throw the ingredients into your favorite slow cooker, set the time and temperature, and put in a hard day’s work while dinner does itself. The bonus here is how a batch of this chicken can be used to multiple meals and dishes of all kinds: tacos, sliders, sandwiches, omelets, scrambles, casseroles, our Loaded BBQ Chicken Stuffed Bread, these Spicy BBQ Chicken Quesadillas, you name it.
3-Ingredient Weeknight Meal: Cranberry Meatballs
It doesn’t get any easier than 1-2-3, and that’s how many ingredients are between you and a batch of these festive and saucy Cranberry Meatballs. Pick up a bag of meatballs from your grocer’s freezer, add in some cranberry sauce and some of our Hot & Spicy BBQ sauce, and let your slow cooker do the rest.
Ready in 5 Minutes: Spicy Shrimp and Avocado Lettuce Wraps
Shrimp are the fast food of the sea, and busy folks can take full advantage by tossing them with our High Plains Heat Seasoning and adding them to these crisp, cool, refreshing lettuce wraps. They’re light, filling in that just-right sort of way, and easy on the eyes for those weeknights when you know guests are dropping by.
Prep-Ahead Dinner: Grilled BBQ Chicken Kabobs
Prep the ingredients for these Grilled BBQ Chicken Kabobs ahead of time, and you’ll get to walk through the door after a busy day and get right to the fun part of skewering, grilling or broiling, and chowing down. Because kabobs are hands-on, the kids will be all over this quick, simple, weeknight dinner—and, bonus, they’ll eat their veggies.
A Weeknight Dinner To Be Excited About: Marinated Smoked Bacon-Wrapped Meatloaf
Our recipe for Smoked Marinated Meatloaf comes complete with a bacon-woven crust, but don’t let that scare you away. Prep this recipe at the top of the week, then pop it in the smoker or the oven when you’re ready, and a crowd can feast for days. Pair it with bitter veggies—we love it with roasted Brussels sprouts—or add it to some browned bread for sandwiches.
Simple, Quick, and Ready in Minutes: Sausage-Stuffed Chicken Leg Quarters
When a recipe calls for four ingredients and two of them are rich, succulent meats—and one stuffed inside the other, no less—you know it’s going to be a hungry crew’s top choice on a busy weeknight. Even if you don’t want to grill these Sausage-Stuffed Chicken Leg Quarters, it’s easy to throw these in the oven at 425 degrees F for 25-30 minutes, or until the internal temperature is 160 degrees F.
Don’t forget to load up on Head Country BBQ sauce, seasoning, and marinade before you start your cooking adventures. You’ll need some of our Original Championship Seasoning if you’re planning on cooking any of the meals above. It might not hurt to pick up a Head Country hat or an apron, too—if you’re going to cook like a BBQ champion, why not look the part? Find us in a store near you with our store locater, or order online 24/7.