Pulled Chicken Sandwiches

Pulled Chicken Sandwiches Recipe
Photo: Raymond Hom; Styling: Pamela Duncan Silver
Dinner guests are guaranteed to be impressed with this deceptively easy Pulled Chicken Sandwich recipe, which includes a seven-ingredient rub and a simple 15-minute sauce that comes together while the chicken grills. Serve on buns, over fresh greens, or on top of a baked potato for a filling dinner.

Yield:

8 servings (serving size: 1 sandwich)

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Recipe Time

Hands-on: 20 Minutes
Total: 40 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 325
Fat 9.7 g
Satfat 2.3 g
Monofat 3.8 g
Polyfat 2.4 g
Protein 23.9 g
Carbohydrate 35.4 g
Fiber 1.6 g
Cholesterol 106 mg
Iron 2.7 mg
Sodium 786 mg
Calcium 99 mg

Ingredients

Chicken:
2 tablespoons dark brown sugar
1 teaspoon paprika
3/4 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon ground chipotle chile pepper
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1/8 teaspoon salt
2 pounds skinless, boneless chicken thighs
Cooking spray
Sauce:
2 teaspoons canola oil
1/2 cup finely chopped onion
1 tablespoon dark brown sugar
1 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper
1 cup ketchup
2 tablespoons cider vinegar
Remaining ingredients:
8 (1 1/2-ounce) hamburger buns, toasted
16 hamburger dill chips

Preparation

1. Preheat grill to medium-high heat.

2. To prepare chicken, combine first 6 ingredients; rub evenly over chicken. Place chicken on a grill rack coated with cooking spray; cover and grill 15 minutes or until a thermometer registers 180°, turning occasionally. Let stand for 5 minutes. Shred with 2 forks.

3. To prepare sauce, while chicken grills, heat canola oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add onion; cook for 5 minutes or until tender, stirring occasionally. Stir in 1 tablespoon sugar and next 5 ingredients (through ground red pepper); cook 30 seconds. Stir in ketchup and vinegar; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer 10 minutes or until slightly thickened, stirring occasionally. Stir in chicken; cook 2 minutes.

4. Place 1/3 cup chicken mixture on bottom half of each bun; top each with 2 pickle chips and top of bun.

Note:

The chicken and sauce can be made up to two days ahead and stored in the refrigerator.

David Bonom,

October 2013
Also featured in: Cooking Light, June 2006;
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