Hands-on Time
11 Mins
Total Time
21 Mins
Serves 6 (serving size: 1 sandwich)

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.

How to Make It

Step 1

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

Step 2

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

Step 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.

Chef's Notes

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Ratings & Reviews

TheMomChef's Review

May 16, 2012
The whole family absolutely loved this sandwich. It takes just about 15 minutes from start to finish and tastes delicious. Definitely a keeper. You can read my full review at: http://bit.ly/K8Czer

sb3386a's Review

May 06, 2012

ESmith6's Review

February 05, 2014
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!

DrShiva's Review

September 16, 2012
Made as recipe stated and was super yum! Easy and delicious. Great for a weeknight meal or informal, quick guest dinner. Definitely making again!

Laurie627's Review

April 16, 2012
I made exactly as written and it was super quick and delicious! It's definitely nothing fancy, but was perfect for a quick weeknight. Highly recommended.

steponme's Review

February 02, 2013
Great sauce. I added a little less mayo and vinegar to the slaw; it went well with the barbecue chicken. The flavors married even better the next day;)

cookinkat88's Review

February 27, 2014

erikisst's Review

April 19, 2012
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.

carolfitz's Review

July 18, 2012
Superfast. Made using leftover grilled chicken from the 4th so the meat was a little drier than rotisserie, but still pretty good. Coleslaw topper was a hit. Easy, sloppy sandwich.

Queenbee2B's Review

April 20, 2012
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.