Recipe Box, Peachy Bourbon BBQ Chicken with Baked Cheese Grits

You are going to thank me

bbq chicken

Your “people” will thank you


Yep, this is one of those recipes


That is easy peasy


Swoon worthy


and yes, it WILL make you a rock star


Peachy Bourbon BBQ Chicken in the slow cooker


It smells amazing~

cheese grits

And if you serve it with some Baked Cheese Grits

peachy bbq chicken

You might just get a star on Hollywood Blvd!

Here’s the recipe


easy and delicious slow cooked meal
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Southern
Servings 6


  • 6 boneless chicken thighs
  • 1 1/2 cups Barbeque Sauce {I used KC Masterpiece but use any thick style sauce you like}
  • 1 cup Peach preserves or jam
  • 1/2 cup bourbon or whiskey
  • 1 large onion
  • 1 T Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • salt & pepper


  • Spray slow cooker with cooking oil spray.   
  • Peel onion, cut in half and slice.  Put onion slices in bottom of slow cooker and top with chicken thighs.
  • Season with salt and pepper, and sprinkle with minced garlic.
  • Combine bourbon, barbeque sauce, peach preserves, and Worcestershire. Pour over chicken.  Cover and cook on low 6-7 hours.  Serve with baked cheese grits, mashed potatoes or on buns.  Makes 4 servings.  Easily doubled
Keyword BBQ chicken, bourbon, easy dinner, peach, slow cooker
cheese grits

I’m not going to insult you with a bunch of “how to” photos for the grits


You just bring the chicken broth and milk to a boil, add the grits and cook for 3-5 minutes.  Add butter, cheese, green onions and garlic powder, stir to melt,  and place in a baking dish.

cheese grits

Bake for 45-60 minutes

baked cheese grits

and dig in!

Here’s the recipe:


Grits aren't just for breakfast they make perfect side dish with BBQ and grilled meats
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Course Breakfast, Brunch, Side Dish
Cuisine American, Southern
Servings 6


  • 2 1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 1/4 cups milk
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup quick cooking grits [not instant if you use instant you will need more]
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1-2 green onions sliced
  • 8 oz Velvetta cut into cubes
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 cup Vermont white Cheddar grated {4 oz} optional


  • Bring broth and milk to a boil in a large saucepan. Slowly add grits and salt. Return to boil and cook 1 minute, stirring in butter.
  • Reduce heat, cover and cook for 3-5 minutes until thick and creamy. Remove from heat.
  • Add onions, cheeses, garlic to grits and stir to melt and distribute cheese. Pour into an 8×8 sprayed casserole dish.
  • Refrigerate or bake at 350 for 45-60 minutes, until bubbly and golden. Serves 6-8


If the grits seem too runny add a couple of beaten eggs to mixture before baking
note: if you want it extra cheesy add the Vermont white cheddar, but it is very cheesy creamy good with just the Velveeta!
Keyword cheese grits, grits, grits casserole, Southern side dish

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9 Responses to “Recipe Box, Peachy Bourbon BBQ Chicken with Baked Cheese Grits”
  1. The chicken sounds great (love the peach and bourbon) and this Yankee has only had grits for breakfast… I’d like to try the cheesy baked ones some time:@)

  2. priscilla says:

    Pinned this recipe ! Looks great !

  3. Jenna, this looks so good. I will be making this as soon as it gets a little cooler. I love this type of comfort food.

  4. Tamara Faith says:

    Here’s a chicken recipe I can say I’ve never tried but WILL BE! I was raised in the south so GRITS (Girls raised in the south) are a staple for me. Thanks for sharing!

  5. Kim says:

    Yum! And yum! You are the rock star. 🙂
    <3 Kim

  6. Mary says:

    Oh my Jenna! A must-try chicken recipe that sounds and looks mouth-watering! I’m way over due for pulling out my slow cooker too, this gives me a delicious reason to blow the dust off of it! I’m up for cheese grits any time of day 🙂

  7. Marty@A Stroll Thru Life says:

    This chicken sounds delicious. Thanks for the recipe and Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

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