Boston Market Corporation--formerly Boston Chicken Inc.--grew rapidly after its start in 1985. The quick expansion, however, proved to be the demise of the firm, and in 1998 Boston Market was forced to declare bankruptcy. McDonald's Corporation purchased the struggling chain of restaurants in 2000 and implemented a turnaround strategy designed to rebuild the Boston Market brand. In 2002, the company operated 650 company-owned restaurants in 28 states that offered home-style entrees, fresh vegetables, sandwiches, salads, soups, side dishes, and desserts. Boston Market also offers catering services along with frozen meals available in supermarkets through a partnership with HJ Heinz Company.

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Giant Chocolate Chip Cookies



GIANT CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES
Boston Market Copycat Recipe

4 oz Nestle's Milk Chocolate bars
4 oz Baker's German sweet chocolate
4 oz Dove milk chocolate
cookie dough, use your our recipe or store bought

Melt 3 chocolates, stirring until smooth. Pour into greased 9 inch metal pie pan and refrigerate until hard. Hammer into pea sized bits. Store refrigerated  until ready to use. Use 1/3 cup cookie dough, flattening to a 3 1/2 to 4 inch round. Bake at 375 for 16 to 18 minutes or until golden brown but not overbaked or cookies will be hard as rocks when cooled. The cookies will look almost "RAW" at the end of 16 minutes if you make them big  enough and will continue to bake in their own heat as they cool on the sheets a few minutes.

Kentucky Bourbon BBQ Sauce




Looks like the folks at Boston Market copied the Whiskey BBQ Sauce craze started by the TGI Fridays franchise several years ago.  A quick google search for recipes yielded over a million hits. If you are in the mood to make your own sauce watch the video below.  I've seen ready made Jack Daniels BBQ sauce on the shelves at Walmart also.



How to pull meat off a Rotisserie Chicken



In this video the Head Chef at Boston Market shows you how to pull the meat off a chicken for use in your home recipes.

Market Bowls



MARKET BOWLS

This promotion ran back in the fall of 2012 and soon became a menu favorite.

Pick two of your favorite sides. Add chicken, roasted turkey or meatloaf. Sauce it up with Honey Habanero, Zesty BBQ, Sweet Thai Chili Garlic or gravy. Get make a bowl they're easy to eat anytime, anywhere.

Here are some of the combinations you can make:


  • BBQ Chicken Market Bowl: Loaded mashed potatoes, layered with sweet corn, BBQ chicken, and drizzled with zesty BBQ sauce.
  • Meatloaf Market Bowl: Top steamed vegetables and mashed potatoes with meatloaf and Zesty BBQ sauce. 
  • Roasted Turkey Market Bowl: A Thanksgiving feast anytime you crave it. Stuffing and green beans topped with sliced turkey and gravy.
  • Rotisserie Chicken Market Bowl: with mashed potatoes, sweet corn and rotisserie chicken topped with rich gravy.


These are basically just loaded mashed potato bowls similar to the ones served at KFC (Got tired of paying 5 bucks for a bowl of mashed potatoes). I make these at home all the time using instant mashed potatoes, canned corn, canned chicken gravy and leftover rotisserie chicken from the deli.  Who says you can only have 2 sides? Since you are making them at home include cheese or whatever else your little heart desires.

Market Sliders




The slider craze isn’t quite over yet.  Boston Market joined in with their mini sandwiches called Market Sliders.  For a limited time you could get a 3 pack for $2.99.  Flavors available were BBQ Chicken & Cheddar, Turkey & Swiss and Meatloaf & Cheddar. This promotion ran back in 2012.

To make these at home just use sliced leftover meat from this recipes listed in the sidebar.


New St. Louis Ribs




Boston Market expands their meat menu with new, limited time only St. Louis Style Ribs. The bone-in ribs are seasoned, slow-smoked, and brushed with a  zesty, sweet barbecue sauce.

The ribs can be had a la carte, as part of an individual meal, or in a family meal.

The individual meals come with two sides and cornbread with prices starting at $10.99 for a meal with a quarter rack of ribs. A half rack meal goes for $12.99.