Barbecue Chicken Sandwiches

Barbecue Chicken Sandwiches Recipe
Photo: Johnny Autry; Styling: Leigh Ann Ross
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.


Serves 6 (serving size: 1 sandwich)

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Recipe Time

Hands-on: 11 Minutes
Total: 21 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 316
Fat 9.9 g
Satfat 1.5 g
Monofat 4.3 g
Polyfat 2.7 g
Protein 21.4 g
Carbohydrate 35.3 g
Fiber 2.1 g
Cholesterol 53 mg
Iron 2.1 mg
Sodium 548 mg
Calcium 91 mg


1/2 cup no-salt-added ketchup
2 tablespoons honey mustard
2 tablespoons water
3/4 teaspoon ancho chile powder
3/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
3 cups shredded skinless, boneless rotisserie chicken
3 tablespoons canola mayonnaise
2 tablespoons cider vinegar
1 teaspoon sugar
3 cups packaged coleslaw
1/3 cup chopped green onions
6 (1 1/2-ounce) hamburger buns, toasted


1. Combine first 10 ingredients in a saucepan. Bring to a simmer; cook 10 minutes. Combine sauce and chicken.

2. Combine mayonnaise, vinegar, and sugar. Add coleslaw and onions; toss.

3. 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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Laraine Perri,

May 2012
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