BBQ Chicken Sandwiches

  • rstarrlemaitre Posted: 05/02/12
    Worthy of a Special Occasion

    Yummy! Used homemade pickled cucumbers on top instead of the coleslaw mix. The sweet and spice of the barbecue rub could both have been stronger.

  • cimisi Posted: 04/22/12
    Worthy of a Special Occasion

    This recipe needs to be adjusted before it tastes like a proper pulled chicken sandwich: First, only half of the onions are needed for each pound of chicken, or it will be too oniony. The chicken needs to be salted and peppered before pouring the barbecue sauce, or it will be very bland and since chicken thighs produce a lot of "gravy" when cooked and will water down the sauce. It also took double the cooking time for the chicken to be cooked through. I had to transfer the chicken to a bowl before shredding because there was so much watery gravy in the baking dish, and added some of the cooked onions drained with a slotted spoon. A few tablespoons of extra barbecue sauce had to be added to make it sufficiently tasty. Next time I cook the chicken I'd probably use a mix of boneless chicken thighs and breasts, since the latter doesn't produce as much moisture. I didn't try the coleslaw part but if I do, I probably wouldn't use sour cream: I'd sub lowfat mayo or plain Greek yogurt.