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BBQ Chicken Sandwiches

Photo: Quentin Bacon
Prep time 10 mins
Cook time 25 mins
Total time 35 mins
Yield

Makes 4 servings (serving size: 1 sandwich)

These easy barbecue sandwiches take only 35 minutes to make and have 12 grams of fat per serving–much less than a traditional barbecue pork sandwich.

Ingredients

  • 1 3/4 pounds sliced onion (about 3)
  • 6 garlic cloves, halved
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 pound skinless, boneless chicken thighs (about 4 thighs)
  • 1/2 cup jarred barbecue sauce
  • 2 tablespoons light sour cream
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon agave syrup or honey
  • 6 ounces cabbage-and-carrot coleslaw mix
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 ciabatta rolls, toasted

Nutrition Information

  • calories 455
  • fat 12 g
  • satfat 3 g
  • monofat 5 g
  • polyfat 2 g
  • protein 29 g
  • carbohydrate 57 g
  • fiber 5 g
  • cholesterol 77 mg
  • iron 10 mg
  • sodium 669 mg
  • calcium 94 mg

How to Make It

  1. Preheat broiler. Place onion and garlic on a foil-lined baking sheet; toss with oil. Broil 5 minutes, 6 inches from heat, until onion is golden, stirring often.

  2. Preheat oven to 425°. Transfer onion mixture to a square glass baking dish; top with chicken. Pour barbecue sauce over chicken; cover tightly with foil. Bake, in middle of oven, until chicken is cooked through (about 20 minutes).

  3. Combine sour cream, vinegar, and honey; whisk well. Toss with coleslaw mix and pepper.

  4. Shred chicken with a fork; top bottoms of rolls with chicken, onion, sauce mixture, and coleslaw. Place roll tops on sandwiches.

Cook's Notes

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