I love “dump” recipes! These are the recipes where you just dump all the ingredients in a gallon-size zippered bag and smoosh it all together. That’s all there is to it. After you dump in the ingredients you can either put it in the slow cooker for a day’s worth of cooking, let it marinate for a while and throw it on the grill, or just cook it in the oven at 350º until it’s done. The coolest thing about dump recipes is that you can make as many as you like at one time—toss one in the oven for dinner tonight and throw the rest in the freezer to thaw out for later.
Blackberry BBQ Dump Chicken
3/4 cup ketchup
6 oz. blackberry fruit preserves (about half a small jar)
1/4 cup white vinegar
1 teaspoon worchestershire sauce
1 tablespoon chili powder
1/8 tsp salt
Dump all ingredients except chicken in a gallon-size zippered plastic bag and smoosh together. Add chicken, seal completely and smoosh some more to thoroughly coat chicken. Empty into a casserole dish and cook at 350º for 40 minutes or until done (juices run clear); cook in a slow cooker for 4-6 hours; or allow to marinate for two hours and toss on the grill.