Good Barbecue Chicken Sandwiches don't have to result from hours over the grill. Our chicken sandwich starts with a rotisserie chicken and super easy homemade barbecue sauce. This sandwich is the perfect solution for those busy weeknights.
Combine first 10 ingredients in a saucepan. Bring to a simmer; cook 10 minutes. Combine sauce and chicken.
Combine mayonnaise, vinegar, and sugar. Add coleslaw and onions; toss.
Place about 1/2 cup chicken mixture on bottom half of each bun. Top each serving with about 1/2 cup coleslaw mixture; top with top half of bun.
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Honestly one of the most delicious sandwiches I've ever had. My spouse is still raving about how good these were. I used Rudi's whole wheat hamburger buns, dark meat from a pastured chicken that I'd roasted with lemon butter the day before, and the cabbage came from the garden, but I think these would have been great in any case. The sauce is great, especially against the sweetness of the cabbage. Don't skip a single ingredient here because they're all good. I served this with corn on the cob and sliced oranges.
I got home tonight and didn't feel like making what I had planned, so I searched chicken sandwiches and came up with this. I had a pound of boneless, skinless chicken breasts so I sprinkled them with salt, pepper, hot smoked paprika and garlic powder and baked them. When they were just about done I shredded the chicken and then added it to the sauce that had been cooking for about 8 minutes. I cooked it another 10 minutes or so and served it on buns. I skipped the slaw since I didn't have it in the house. The sauce had a great tang to it. Anyway, I recommend it!
I rarely follow a recipe exactly as written, I did this time. This was very good for as quick as it all came together. Will definitely use this quick slaw recipe for other sandwiches and really enjoyed the quick barbecue sauce.
This was a pretty easy recipe to make on a weeknight and super cheap. It took longer to pull all the chicken off the bones than anything else. Get a helper and it's even faster! I used all the chicken I pulled and maybe I should have paid more attention to how much chicken that was because when I added the sauce the meat was not as saucy as I would have liked. Next time, I'll either make more bbq sauce or only add the exact amt of chicken called for. It was very tasty though! I was out of garlic powder so I added fresh garlic and it worked great. I also used the sandwich thins instead of regular hamburger buns and it was still super tasty. I would definitely make again.
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