Very Quick & Easy Dinner Idea!

Happy Tuesday! Today I want to share a super simple dinner idea. This literally takes 60 seconds to prep and then 15 minutes to cook. 

It’s BBQ pulled chicken … made on the stove super fast but with lots of flavor.


Normally I make pulled chicken in the crockpot but that takes a few hours, and sometimes I need my food ready faster than that. Here’s what I do when I need to whip up this meal in the blink of an eye.

FIVE Ingredients:

  • Tyson pre-cooked pulled chicken breast (1.25lb)
  • Minced garlic
  • Chopped green onion
  • Your favorite BBQ sauce
  • 90 second microwavable rice

Adam’s favorite BBQ sauce is Sweet Baby Rays and mine is this one from Rib Rack, so I combined the two for this recipe :). You can obviously use whichever BBQ sauce you like best.


Easy Preparation Steps:


  1. In a pot toss in your shredded pre-cooked chicken (1.25lb)
  2. Chop a bunch of green onion and toss in with the chicken.
  3. Add in enough water to cover the chicken (about 1 to 1.5 cups). Add more water if you like your pulled chicken soup-y. (I DO).
  4. Add in as much (or as little) garlic as you like – I added 2 tablespoons.
  5. Add in 1 and 1/2 cups of BBQ sauce and cook on med-high heat for about 15 minutes.


When the chicken is simmering and almost ready for serving, pop a bag of easy rice into the microwave.


Once the rice is done, pour it into a bowl and then cover the rice with the pulled chicken and ENJOY!


I like my dish a bit soupy so I add extra water which is why it looks quite wet here — but MMMMMMM it’s so good!

Just added less water if you want your sauce to be thicker.

Obviously I didn’t invent pulled chicken. I wish! How cool would it be if I did? 🙂

Clearly this isn’t an original recipe, but I thought maybe you’d enjoy a little mid-week dinner idea inspiration. Honestly, buying the chicken pre-pulled and pre-cooked makes whipping this up a breeze. Coupled with the 90 second rice and you’ve literally got yourself a meal in less than 20 minutes.

What are you planning for dinner tonight?
Do you have go-to meals that you can whip up in less than 30 mins?



  1. Schlub

    Sweet baby rays, Adam and I are practically twins lol. That’s the bbq sauce we use also. We do ours in the crock pot and let it slow cook all day but now I want to try it over rice. Looks delicious.
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    1. Kristina

      Hahaha you are… except he couldn’t run a 50K 😉
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  2. Megan @ Meg Go Run

    Paul and Adam have the same favorite BBQ sauce!!!
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    1. Kristina

      I will admit Ray makes a good sauce! It was my favorite for a long time too!

  3. Megan @ Lazy Runner Girl

    That looks really good. I definitely have to see if our store carries the shredded chicken (small town) because I am all about easy!
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    1. Kristina

      I hope they have it – buying the chicken pre-shredded is so nice. It’s fast and it’s nice not having to look at the chicken in it’s full form! That always makes me sad. Adam usually has to handle that :/

  4. Susie

    Tacos are my “go to” meal lately — I’ll brown the meat and season it in advance — then have all the toppings ready to go in the fridge. It means just warming & assembling and we are eating in less than 10 mins!

    It’s the best!

    I’ll do ground turkey or lean ground beef — and even if I have to brown the same night it’ll be ready in 20!
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    1. Kristina

      Ohhh that’s such a good idea to brown the meat in advance. Adam and I are BIG taco lovers so it would be nice to have them more often. That’s such a great tip, thank you!

  5. Lisa @ TechChick Adventures

    Ironically I have a BBQ chicken recipe cooking away in my crockpot today! It is the first time I’ve tried this recipe so I’m hoping it turns out good!
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    1. Kristina

      Mmmmmm enjoy!!! I bet it’s so nice to eat something warm out of the crockpot when it’s cold outside. It was 85 degrees here today so I don’t know anything about that haha!
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  6. Heather

    Wow! This looks delicious. I’ll definitely be trying this out soon.

    1. Kristina

      Thanks for dropping by Heather! I just watched your intro video on youtube 🙂

  7. James

    Hi Kristina,
    Wow this looks yummy! Thank you for posting this. I love how this is full of flavors, knowing that it has an asian twist to it. Will definitely try and come back to check more of your recipes. Cheers!
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