Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom


Barbecue Chicken Skillet Pockets

One of the ways I keep my week-night meal prep quick and easy is to pre-cook large amounts of chicken at once, divide it into meal size portions and put it away in the freezer.  Most of the time, I keep the chicken unseasoned so it can be used in any type of recipe, but barbecue chicken and fajita chicken can be very versatile, so I do add batches of these into my rotation every so often.

These Barbecue Skillet Pockets are so easy and a were a great way to use the barbecue chicken from my freezer. Of course you can use any type of pre-cooked chicken, all you have to do is add a little barbecue sauce!

Yummy And Easy!  Barbecue Chicken Skillet Pockets

Here's how to make the Skillet Pockets:

Chopped or shredded chicken
Barbecue sauce
Shredded cheese
Canned biscuits (I used wal-mart brand biscuits which are kind of small - portion control, ha ha!)
Chopped red onion (optional)

Combine the chicken with a little barbecue sauce until the chicken is well coated with the sauce.
Use a rolling pin to flatten the biscuit into a circle.
Spoon a little chicken on to the middle of the circle, top with a bit more barbecue sauce, shredded cheese and optional red onions.

Fold the biscuit circles in half and seal the edges with your fingers.
Transfer to a lightly oiled frying pan heated to medium and cook about 3 to 4 minutes per side until golden brown and the biscuit is cooked through.  (That is why it is helpful to roll the biscuit dough very flat.)

Serve and enjoy...

What are some of your favorite quick weeknight meals?  I would love to hear from you!

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  1. My favorite quick meal is Gnocchi (storebought) with tomatosauce and crisp bacon on top. Super fast, super easy and just super! The kids love it too. Yum!

  2. This sounds great! I love the idea of cooking it ahead of time and freezing it for quick dinners.

  3. What a great idea and a very tasty recipe. Hope you are having a fabulous day and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  4. These look AWESOME! I am adding them to this weeks menu plan! Thanks so much for this, I had reached a dinner mind block and we have been eating the same 5 things over and over! My family thanks you! Stopping over from TT&J Weekend Wrap Up Party! xoxo-Cheryl @ That's What Che Said...

  5. Oh man. These will get made over the weekend. My husband is the biscuit KING and with his homemade biscuits and BBQ chicken- I'm drooling here! Thanks for sharing!

  6. What a great quick and easy meal. I never thought to fry up the biscuits. Thanks for sharing. I will give this a try soon.

    Michele @ Better Organized Living . Com

  7. Oh my goodness - these look so good!

  8. These look so good and easy. I have a link party on Wednesdays, and I would love it if you would link this and any other posts. It is called Wednesdays Adorned From Above Link Party. It runs from Wednesday to Sundays.
    I hope to see you there.
    Have a great Day.
    Debi Bolocofsky
    Adorned From Above

  9. I love this idea! They look so yummy, and they kind of remind me of those chicken bakes you could get at costco. Definitely gonna try this, thanks for sharing!

  10. LOVE THIS! I would have never thought to use canned biscuits! Looks super yummy!

  11. I can't tell you how many times frozen, cooked chicken has saved me!! These sound so good, and I'm always looking for more easy dinner ideas!

  12. What a fun easy dinner! I have to take a lesson and make large amounts of meat! That would save so much time, money and frustration!

  13. YUM - like like homemade Hot Pockets only better!

  14. I make the kiddos BBQ chicken wraps all the time..but never thought about a pocket - genius!

  15. These are so simple. Why didn't I ever think of this? I think I would bake them and make it more simple and healthy. :)

  16. What a clever idea! Yummy too!
    Thanks so much for sharing at Project Inspire{d}!

  17. So yummy! Pinned. Hugs~ Lou Lou Girls


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